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Social Worker - North Sector

Canterbury District Health Board
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Canterbury - Christchurch
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Fixed Term Contract
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Job Description

  • 1.0 FTE full-time fixed-term (ending Nov 2019) position
  • A recognised tertiary qualification in Social Work
  • A current APC, OR ability to complete the requirements and be registered within three months of the employment commencement date as per CDHB Social Work Registration Policy

Our Purpose: Why we do it

When you work with the Canterbury District Health Board, you're part of something very special. We plan, fund and deliver health services to the almost 600,000 New Zealanders that live in the Canterbury region. Our primary goal is to put people at the heart of everything we do.

The Team: What we do

This is a demanding and challenging role within a supportive team. You will regularly develop and review a job plan and caseload with the Clinical Social Work specialist. The clinicians on the team have a range of skills and areas of clinical expertise - we'll provide you with a great opportunity to enhance your skills in a specialty area.

The Role: Where you fit in

The ability to effectively communicate and work collaboratively with youth, family/whanau, and community organisations is essential. You'll need great organisational and excellent time management skills to keep up with this exciting client group with flexibility in your approach and a passion for working with young people and seeing them succeed.

You will work within a multidisciplinary team and will maintain a high quality, safe and secure work environment by following relevant Canterbury DHB and divisional policies, protocols and standards. The ever changing nature of your work would mean that you will need to be flexible, have initiative and excellent problem solving skills.

Our Culture: What matters to us

Ko Te Whatu Manawa Tangata Putting people at the heart of all we do

Health is ultimately all about people. What's important around here is the way we care for and respect others, the responsibility taken for delivering outcomes, and going about our work with integrity.

Belonging Here: Becoming part of our story

Being part of the Canterbury District Health Board, you will enjoy a fantastic benefits scheme, the opportunity for flexible working arrangements and ongoing focus on your career development.

If this role has sparked your interest but does not match your skills then please visit our careers website and have a look at our roles that better suit your expertise.

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Applicants will be progressed as they apply, so if this sounds like you, please apply now!

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