Social Worker in Schools (SWiS)

Our SWiS team engage with whānau and families across 23 kura and school communities. They assist families who are challenged by a range of needs – health, disability, inadequate resources, violence, trauma, poor attachment, learning impairments, relationship breakdowns – to build resilience and hope.

We are seeking a qualified and registered social worker able to demonstrate:

  • a track record of culturally competent social work practice alongside whānau and families
  • absolute commitment to the integrity of whānau and families
  • a sound understanding of children’s wellbeing and safety
  • the ability to establish and grow effective relationships with assigned kura, schools and other key services and agencies
  • a very high level of personal integrity and reliability
  • an absolute commitment to non-violence in their personal and professional life
  • reflective practice through effective use of supervision and other supports

jigsaw whanganui provides a highly supportive and nurturing team environment, committed to social justice, Te Tiriti o Waitangi, and growing excellent practice.  We are offering a competitive remuneration package that includes professional development and registration.




Applications close 5.00 pm  Tuesday 30 March