Social Worker at Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand Whanganui, Manawatu / Whanganui
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
Te Whatu Ora vaccination policy
As one of Aotearoa's largest employers of the health and disability workforce and a leader across the sector, Te Whatu Ora has and continues to have an obligation to ensure both the safety and wellbeing of its staff and patients.
Te Whatu Ora has an expectation that all new staff will be up to date with their vaccinations before they join Te Whatu Ora.
This is an exciting opportunity for someone who is interested in making excellent connections across the health and social service sector. The role provides Social Work assessment, intervention, safety planning and case management for patients and whānau experiencing physical health challenges. You will be a team player who can link seamlessly with your colleagues across similar roles within the rohe and neighbouring regions. As part of a team of 12 physical health Social Workers, you will bring your professional skills, values and experience to individuals, whānau and the wider community.
This role will primarily be focussed on Paediatrics, Maternity and Women's Health scopes of practice, in both inpatient and community spaces. The successful applicant will understand, articulate and practically express their commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi, Whānau ora, and WDHB values in their everyday practice. Participation in on-call weekend roster for the Interdisciplinary Assessment Team (based in Emergency Department) will be required.
You will be someone with an interest in starting or extending your practice in the area of health Social Work. You will be passionate about being part of a team advocating to improve equity of outcomes for our patients and their whānau. You will align to Te Whatu Ora values and vision and hold full registration with the SWRB. You must be motivated, reflective, and passionate about maintaining high levels of knowledge and skill. It would be advantageous to understand other health professional roles, and to have established links with local and regional community organisations.
This position is ideal for someone with a foundation in Child Protection or Family Violence practice. This position would also provide an opportunity for a more experienced Social Worker to broaden their skill set, grow their leadership capability and explore a wider scope of practice.
We can offer:
- Supportive team environment
- Professional Supervision
- Regular in-services and opportunities for funded external courses to enhance your Continued Professional Development
Applications close: 4th October 2022
Applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible and before the closing date – Te Whatu Ora Whanganui will review applications received and interview suitable candidates following
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand Whanganui|
|Location:||Manawatu / Whanganui|
|Position type:||Permanent Full time|
|Attachment:||About Whanganui District Health Board.pdf (PDF, 178KB)
wdhb-application-form-November 2021.pdf (PDF, 111KB)
Social Worker Job Description August 2022.pdf (PDF, 404KB)
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