A career with us

We are the biggest employer of social workers in New Zealand, and offer the most diverse, challenging and innovative social work roles.

Our people are passionate about making a difference in the lives of children, young people and their families. Join our team and you'll help make a positive lasting difference in the lives of thousands of New Zealanders. Check out stories from our social workers at the frontline or the Careers NZ video featuring some of our social workers

Whether you are a qualified social worker or have an interest in working with young people, we offer a variety of roles and training opportunities.

Child, Youth and Family aim to lead the way in innovative social work and international best practice, and offer a supportive team environment with ongoing training and career development. We were the first country in the world to introduce the family group conference, which is the cornerstone of our social work practice. It means we always involve family and whānau in making decisions about the care of their children. This innovative approach has now been adopted in the United Kingdom, Canada and in the US and Australia.  Visit our Practice Centre for some insight into how we work.

Current vacancies

Child, Youth and Family are always looking for talented people to join our team of dedicated staff.  So whether you’re ready to start a career in New Zealand, or if you see a vacancy in your home town, we’d love to hear from you.

Check out current job vacancies at Child, Youth and Family

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