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Social Worker - Cancer Psychological and Social Support Service

Employer:
Southern District Health Board
Job Category:
Health
City/Town:
Otago - Dunedin
Region:
Otago
Job Type:
Ongoing - Part Time
Posted Date:
07-Oct-2019
Closing Date:
21-Oct-2019
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Job Description

Dunedin Hospital

  • Come and be part of this new initiative
  • Permanent opportunity
  • Part-time 0.6FTE vacancy (24 hours per week)

About the team

The Cancer Support role is part of the initiative that aims to improve access to Psychological and Social Support Services for adults with cancer. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of the team that develops the Psychological and Social Support Service in line with Ministry of Health specifications, and in line with the goals and philosophies of the Southern Cancer Network. You will provide social work practice at an advanced level to patients and whanau, providing assessment, intervention and evaluation of their health related difficulties. You will also work closely with other Health Professionals, non-governmental organisations and other providers of cancer support, including primary care practitioners and government departments.

About the role, and about you

The role is based in Dunedin but will require some travel to see clients in the North Otago region. The role requires an advanced skill level and theoretical knowledge in a specialised area of practice. You should be experienced in working in the health sector, preferably with people with cancer. You should have the ability to work creatively and autonomously, but also be able to offer strong leadership and to work effectively in an interdisciplinary team, and be able to communicate easily with a variety of people. You will need to think on your feet and remain calm under pressure.

You must hold a Professional Social Worker qualification (as per Social Worker Registration Board schedules for registration eligibility i.e. Bachelor's degree equivalent) and be registered and hold a current Annual Practicing Certificate with Social Work Registration Board (SWRB) within three months of appointment. A current full clean driver's licence is required.

About Southern DHB

Southern DHB has the largest regional coverage of all the New Zealand health boards, providing services to 350,000 people in diverse communities across a huge geographical area. We take pride in all the services we provide and our aim is to improve, promote and protect the health of our region. We believe that our dedicated and passionate staff are a significant driving force behind the achievement of these standards, and we need more like-minded people to help us continue providing for our community.

Now is a great time to relocate to Southern if you were considering a move. The Southern district offers the benefits of excellent amenities, first class primary through to tertiary education, affordable housing and outstanding recreational opportunities. Whether it is surfing, kayaking or sailing; skiing, hunting or fishing; theatre, live-music or art - there is literally something for everyone. Why don't you check out https://southernhealthcareers.nz/ for what the region and we can offer you and your whanau.

Closing date: Sunday, 20 October 2019.

Please note we may begin shortlisting as we receive applications and if necessary withdraw the advertising at any time. If you are interested in this position, please do not delay! For further information, please contact Karen Cope, Recruitment Advisor - Medical Directorate. Phone: (03) 470 9605 or Email: Karen.cope@southerndhb.govt.nz

To apply

We only accept online applications. Please apply via our website: www.southerndhb.govt.nz/careers/

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