Careers with us

Social Worker jobs

Putting children first guides everything we do at Oranga Tamariki.

We value fairness and sincerity, we treat whānau with respect, and we think long-term.

We believe that by getting involved early and showing love and care, we give children the best chance of growing into happy, thriving New Zealanders.

If that’s your approach to social work, you could fit in well here.

Making an application

We have offices all over New Zealand and a wide range of opportunities available.

To apply for a job:

  • visit our jobs website
  • complete the online application form
  • make sure you attach your CV and cover letter. Your cover letter will be a key part of our assessment process, so please highlight how your experience relates to the competencies listed in the job description.

If you have any questions, email us at: talent@ot.govt.nz

Visit the jobs website 

Application process

When you’ll hear from us

You will receive an email once our recruitment team have gone through the short listing process. We usually short list within two weeks of the closing date, however it can take longer if there are a high number of applicants. 

Applying for multiple jobs

You can apply for as many roles as you like. However, we recommend you only apply for types of roles you are particularly interested in and locations you are happy to work in.