Hello, I've a bachelors degree in social psychology, I found on the internet that to be a social worker in NZ you only need a bachelors degree in one of the social sciences, and that you're not required to register until 6 months after being on the job...if then....is this correct? I've also noticed that the child protective worker positions are mainly on North Island....is things so backed up that they've just not gotten around to putting these workers in place on South Island? I've found like 4 positions on SI but all are in the northern tip of the island. One of the reasons I got this degree was to try and get into child protective services and help children escape abusive situations. Thanks in advance.