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Nominations sought for the Social Workers Registration (SWRB) Board

October 11, 2019 at 12:17 PM

From the Ministry of Social Development


The Social Workers Registration Board (SWRB) is a Crown agent. The purpose of the SWRB is to:

  • protect the safety of members the public
  • ensure social workers are competent to practise and accountable in the way they practise
  • promote the benefits of registration of social workers; and
  • enhance social worker professionalism.

The functions of the SWRB include:

  • maintaining the Register of social workers.
  • receiving and considering applications for registration as social workers
  • promoting the benefits of registration
  • reviewing the competence of social workers
  • establishing and maintaining a code of conduct for registered social workers
  • to promote and encourage high standards of practice and professional conduct among social workers and the employers of social workers; and
  • promoting and setting standards for education and training in consultation with providers of social work and enhancing the professionalism of social workers.

Opportunities/Skills and Experience:
The Minister of Social Development is looking to make a total of three appointments to the SWRB; including

  • two ‘other people’; and
  • one registered social worker.

Please note that for this appointment the Minister is looking for candidates with:

  • strong sector networks
  • strong relationship and engagement skills
  • a strong Māori voice
  • strong understanding of Māori cultural competencies
  • an understanding of social policy and the impact on the sector and profession; and
  • experience with corporate finance, risk, audit and regulatory functions.


Nominations are due by 5.00pm on Friday 25 October 2019

Click here for more information including how to apply

Category: Job Vacancies