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Social Worker

Kaimahi Toko i te Ora

Social workers provide care, advice and support to people with personal or social problems, and help with community and social issues.


Social workers usually earn

$47K-$79K per year

Senior social workers usually earn

$66K-$100K per year

Source: DHB/PSA, 2015; Oranga Tamariki, 2018.

Job opportunities

Chances of getting a job as a social worker are average for new graduates but good for those with experience.
Terewai Rikihana stands behind a counter discussing case loads with her colleague

Social work involves networking with colleagues and other organisations as well as one-to-one work with clients

Last updated 14 August 2018