Social Worker - Te Whare Hohou Roko and Te Whare Mauri Ora (Forensics) at Canterbury District Health Board (Christchurch), Christchurch
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
- 32 hours per week (0.8FTE) part-time permanent positionacross 2 separate Forensic inpatient units
- Bring your skills and can-do attitude to our small dynamic teams
- Great opportunity to expand your clinical knowledgeand experience in Specialist Mental Health Services
- Must be aRegistered Social Worker with current APC(NZ Social Work Registration Board)
The Teams: What we do
Te Whare Hohou Roko (TWHR) is a medium secure 9 bed Forensic inpatient unit based on the Hillmorton Hospital campus and is part of the Specialist Mental Health Services within CDHB. TWHR provides multi-disciplinary team assessment and treatment for people whose mental illness has resulted in acts of violence or who are assessed with complex needs and known high risks. TWHR offers a range of individual and group therapeutic activities to support a person-s individual treatment plan via a case management model of care.
Te Whare Mauri Ora (Mauri Ora means essence of life or life force) is a 13 bed Forensic Rehabilitation ward. The purpose of the ward is to move patients from a more secure setting, either Te Whare Manaaki or Te Whare Hohou Roko, to a less secure environment, ideally the community. We do this by providing choices and individualised care that supports people with a mental illness to live a meaningful life, and all the time assessing and managing risk.
The social worker role is a key component in the patient-s recovery pathway. We are seeking a Social Worker to work with flexibility across these two teams.
Where you fit in
In this role, you will be:
- Involved in MDT assessments, treatment planning, reviews and discharge planning.
- Able to sustain professional boundaries and attend supervision to maintain empathetic care.
- Safeguarding patient rights, through holding a broad knowledge of legislation and develop a good working knowledge of community and internal support services and government agencies that best meet patient and family/whanau needs.
- Developing a good understanding of the interface between Specialist Mental Health Services and other government agencies like, Department of Corrections and Ministry of Health.
Your skills will include:
- The ability to demonstrate a holistic understanding of a person-s needs.
- The ability to develop effective therapeutic relationships.
- The ability to work collaboratively with the person, their family/whanau and the clinical team.
- The ability to prioritise and plan your workload-based on the service needs.
- The ability to advocate for the person and challenge discriminatory attitudes
Mō mātou | About Us
-Ko ngā tāngata, te mātua mahi - Putting people at the heart of all we do-
We are committed to honouring Te Tiriti o Waitangi and its principles by ensuring our partnership with Māori are at the forefront of all our conversations. We believe in improving, promoting, and protecting the health and well-being of the Canterbury the West Coast community.
The culture at Canterbury District Health Board, is driven by our ā Mātou Uara (Our Value-------s):
- Care and respect for others - Manaaki me te whakaute i te tangata.
- Integrity in all we do - Hāpai i ā mātou mahi katoa i runga i te pono.
- Responsibility for outcomes - Te Takohanga i ngā hua
Ngā hua | Benefits of working at CDHB
When you work at the Canterbury District Health Board, you are part of a wider whānau that will support you along your journey. We offer great coaching, mentoring and learning outcomes for all staff. We are always improving our facilities across all campuses and have amazing discounts from select retailers, restaurants and business.
At the DHB, you are part of something greater then yourself and encouraged to your uniquely self.
Tono ināianei | Apply Now
We have a range of clinical and non-clinical roles at CDHB, there could be a place for you!
Please visit our careers website for other roles and find your ideal fit within the Canterbury District Health Board.
The Future of the Health Industry
The role that you are applying for is one that may only be performed by a person who has been vaccinated against Covid-19. It is therefore a condition of this application that you are vaccinated against Covid-19. As a person working in the health and disability sector you will come into contact with a large number of people, some of whom may be vulnerable. Without a vaccine, there is the risk that you may contract Covid-19. The requirement to be vaccinated is to keep you safe and also to endeavour to protect others against the potential transmission of Covid-19 as a result of you contracting it in the course of your employment.
Nau mai, haere mai, tauti mai!
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||Canterbury District Health Board (Christchurch)|
|Position type:||Permanent Part time|
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