Social Worker - Cancer Psychological Social Support Team at Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand Hauora a Toi Bay of Plenty, Bay of Plenty
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
Mō Tātou – About Us
Situated in the sunny eastern coast of New Zealand's North Island, the Bay of Plenty really is just that, offering vast golden sand beaches, bush clad mountains, lush farmlands and more. Its pleasant climate means that the area has become a favourite for holiday makers, retirees and those looking for a different lifestyle outside of the main cities.
Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand, Hauora a Toi Bay of Plenty is spread across a vast geographical area and centred across two hospitals based in Tauranga and Whakatāne. Te Whatu Ora Hauora a Toi Bay of Plenty is one of the Bay of Plenty's largest employers with over 4000 staff.
He Kōrero mō te tūranga - About the Role
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Social Worker who is passionate about health social work or wishes to extend your current social work skills This exciting opportunity will be based in the Allied Health Inpatient Social Work team at Tauranga Hospital in the beautiful Bay of Plenty.
This role will be part-time role (0.8 FTE), working 32 hours per week and is fixed term till December 2023. You will be working with the existing Cancer Psychological Social Support Team providing a social work service to patients attending the Cancer Centre at Tauranga Hospital.
With no day being the same, you will have an opportunity to work with people of diverse cultures and ages to undertake biopsychosocial, risk and safety assessments and plan interventions. Utilising your crisis intervention skills, you will provide therapeutic support for the patient and whānau and facilitate connections with Te Whatu Ora Hauora a Toi Bay of Plenty services and external agencies.
He Korero mōu - About You
The successful candidate will:
- Hold a NZ recognised Social Work qualification with SWRB registration
- Have proven NZ post graduate experience of at least 2 years. Ideally with experience of working in cancer care.
- Have experience working with family harm, alcohol and drug services and mental health – this would be an advantage.
- Have a compassionate nature, who can demonstrate reflexivity and adaptable practice, remaining calm and organised within a challenging, and fast-paced environment.
- Ideally have established knowledge and networks of local community based support services.
- Have excellent communication and conflict management skills.
- Produce timely, accurate written documentation
If you are passionate about people's wellbeing, trauma recovery and advanced social work practice – we look forward to meeting with you.
Ko o tatou painga – Our Benefits
- In-House career development
- Competitive remuneration
- Flexible working practices (e.g. we support work life balance and flexible work arrangements whenever possible)
- Highly rewarding role and opportunity to make a difference!
- Be a valued member of a multidisciplinary team
- Subsidised onsite hospital gym membership
- Free onsite parking
- Discounts (with local businesses)
Ngā uarātanga ō ā mātou mahi – Our Values
At Te Whatu Ora Hauora a Toi Bay of Plenty we recruit for our Manaakitanga CARE values. Why do we do this? Because values-based teams deliver better care.
Our manaakitanga CARE values (Compassion, All-one-team, Responsive and Excellence) support each of us to make a difference every day in the things we do and say. Therefore, it's important that when recruiting, we recruit new colleagues who live by our CARE values.
Me pēhea te tuku tono - How to Apply
You can view the position description below and to apply for the role please click “APPLY NOW”
For tracking and reporting purposes, all applications must be submitted through our online career's portal. For additional information or to arrange a confidential chat, contact Wendy Richards, Social Work Team Leader on 027 557 4581.
Te Whatu Ora Hauora a Toi Bay of Plenty are committed to improving Māori health outcomes and achieving health equity for Māori through Te Tiriti o Waitangi obligations. It is essential you demonstrate an awareness of Māori indigenous rights and current issues in relation to health and health equity.
New employees of Te Whatu Ora will need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, which includes two doses of an approved vaccine. If you are unable to receive a COVID-19 vaccine or booster for any reason, please indicate this in your application so we can discuss this with you further.
Children's Act 2014
Due to this position having contact with children and Te Whatu Ora Hauora a Toi Bay of Plenty's commitment to child protection, you will be subject to ‘safety checks' under the Children's Act at the time of hire and thereafter as per the relevant legislation.
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand Hauora a Toi Bay of Plenty|
|Location:||Bay of Plenty|
|Position type:||Permanent Full time|
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