Social Worker- Northland


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E ngā reo, e ngā mana, huri noa I te motu, tēnā koutou katoa.

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 The Role

Youth Horizons is looking for a qualified social worker to join our Teaching Family Model (TFM) team. This is a full- time role based in our Whangarei office. The Teaching Family Model (TFM) is an evidence-based therapeutic model widely delivered overseas which is effective in helping young people in care to learn pro-social behaviour to enable them to function well in the community.

You will be supporting the delivery of TFM services in foster care settings in the Te Tai Tokerau/ Northland region. Comprehensive training in this evidence- based model will be provided to the successful candidate.

About You

  • Have a Bachelor's level qualification in Social Work and a NZ Social Worker Registration, or be able to be registered.
  • Be able to build good rapport with young people, colleagues and stakeholders.
  • Have a full and clean New Zealand driver's licence, and be willing to be MSD and NZ Police vetted.
  • Have proven experience achieving positive outcomes with young people.
  • Be culturally aware and willing to be a part of a bi-cultural journey.
  • Have the availability to be on-call on a rostered basis, which is additionally remunerated.

Youth Horizons Offers

  • A fast paced and rewarding environment.
  • Career progression opportunities.
  • Full induction and developmental training in the TFM model.
  • Competitive remuneration to match the skills and experience needed for this role.
  • A vehicle for commuting and work use
  • 24/7 on-call support and guidance of the programme Practice Leader.

 About Youth Horizons 

Youth Horizons is a specialised non-profit organisation providing therapeutic services for young people who have complex behaviour and/or mental health needs. Our innovative approach combines evidence-based models of practice along with a focus on our core values of Manaakitanga, Wairuatanga, Aroha and Whanaungatanga.

Our national office is in Auckland and we have over 250 staff and caregivers supporting young people and their families and whanau across Northland, greater Auckland, Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Hawkes Bay, Lower North Island and Lower South Island.

To find out more about Youth Horizons, visit

Mēnā e ngākaunui ana koe ki tēnei mahi, whakapāmai mo ngētehi atu kōrero ki raro nei.

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Youth Horizons Trust
New Zealand

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