Social Worker - Allied Health at Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand Waikato, Waikato
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
Where you’ll be working: Allied Health – Acute/Community Social Work
The details: Permanent - Casual
Do you have a social work qualification and registration with the Social Work Registration Board? We currently have 3 x casual positions available in the Allied Health Social Work Team; these positions include inpatient, outpatient and community settings across the Waikato region.
Te Whatu Ora – Waikato Hospital is one of the largest Hospitals in New Zealand. We are a values based and inclusive organisation that is committed to delivering the best health outcomes for our total population. To do this we are working hard to develop a robust and capable workforce that reflects the population we serve.
To apply you will need the following competencies:
• Psycho-social assessment and intervention
• Intimate partner violence screening, assessment and intervention
• Child protection and vulnerable adult assessment and intervention
• Individual and family counselling skills
• Therapeutic social work
• A commitment to bicultural practice
• Knowledge of the emotional and social impacts of changing health status.
• Experience in service development
• Ability to navigate access to a wide variety of resources and support services
• Case management skills
• Future social work service delivery hours may be extended, therefore the successful applicant may be required to be available for rostered on-call weekend work.
The role could also include the social work services in the termination of pregnancy clinics within the legislative requirements. You will also be required to demonstrate the following:
• full NZ driver’s license
• 3 years or more experience working in the area of health and disability
• Excellent assessment and time management skills
• Self-motivated and able to work independently
• Work effectively within a multi-disciplinary team
• Ability to work effectively with Maori whanau and apply the Treaty of Waitangi principles to practice.
• Able to establish relationships with local iwi and Maori interest groups.
• Able to work with a diverse population with a wide range of ethnicities
• A flexible approach to working within the Hospital system and the community using lateral thinking.
If this sounds like you, we would love to hear from you. Please apply directly online, and click here to review the position description. Applications are not able to be accepted via email. For any queries about the role please contact Elysia Koretz in the Recruitment Team or email Elysia.Koretz@waikatodhb.health.nz
Application closing date: 30 November 2022
Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand, Waikato Health & Safety has a policy that includes ensuring that you comply with the Health Order announced 11 October 2021 and with the Vaccine Preventable Diseases for Employees policy. The policy prescribes the required vaccinations including COVID19 for all employees of Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand, Waikato. COVID-19 vaccinations are mandatory before you commence employment.
Waikato Hospital in Hamilton is one of New Zealand’s largest tertiary, teaching hospitals with over 600 inpatient beds and 22 operating theatres. Clinical specialities include Women’s and Children Services, Cardiology / Cardiothoracic Surgery, Oncology and Haematology, Surgical services, and Mental Health and Addiction. Waikato Hospital is the Midland regional referral centre for multiple specialties including trauma surgery, oncology, and neurology.
We are a values based and inclusive organisation that is committed to deliver the best health outcomes for our total population. To do this we are working hard to develop a robust and capable workforce that reflects the population we serve. We strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds with the necessary capability and who share our values to apply and would greatly value seeing more applicants from our Māori communities.
Theme “People at Heart” – Te iwi Ngakaunui
• Give and earn respect - Whakamana
• Listen to me; talk to me – Whakarongo
• Fair play – Mauri Pai
• Growing the good – Whakapakari
• Stronger together – Kotahitanga
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