Registered Social Worker / Kaimahi Toko I te Ora - Mental Health Service Older Persons (Inpatient) at Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand Capital, Coast & Hutt Valley, Kenepuru Hospital/Porirua
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
Nau mai, haere mai ki Te Whatu Ora ' Capital, Coast & Hutt Valley District
Location: Te Whare Ra Uta, Keneperu Community Hospital, Porirua
Service: Mental Health Service Older Persons (MHSOP) - Inpatient
Contract: Permanent, Full-time (40 hours per week, Monday to Friday)
Salary: $63,702 - $85,992 as per MECA
Kōrero mō te tūranga ' About the role
As a Registered Social Worker for the inpatient team you will be working alongside the clinical coordinator, nursing, allied and medical colleagues and have a key role in supporting the client pathway and discharge planning for tangata whaiora admitted to Te Whare Ra Uta. You will undertake social work assessments which will contribute to interdisciplinary formulation and care planning for individual tangata whaiora and their whānau.
You will be a key point of contact for whānau and informal support systems. You will assist with the coordination of resources and work closely with our multidisciplinary community team to ensure continuity of care. You will be joining a team who are passionate about enhancing possibilities and opportunities for ageing well in later life.
Responsibilities & duties would include:
- provision of effective, quality social work services to MHSOP clients
- contributing to the development of interdisciplinary treatment goals in collaboration with tangata whaiora and whānau
- completing comprehensive assessments and plans collaboratively with the client and their whānau
- delivering social work intervention (direct/indirect) to support the treatment and recovery of clients
- ensuring equitable consideration to linguistic, cultural diversity in the multidisciplinary team process.
- assisting tangata whaiora and whānau to achieve optimal health, well-being and safety through provision of appropriate assessments, treatments, rehabilitation and education.
- networking with community agencies to achieve the outcomes agreed by the multidisciplinary team process.
Mō tō mātou rōpū ' About our team
MHSOP is predominantly a community based service with a 16 bed specialist inpatient unit located on the Kenepuru campus. Our service sits under the Mental Health, Addictions and Intellectual Disability Service and works closely with other local and regional services.
MHSOP provides specialist assessment, treatment and rehabilitation services for individuals presenting with complex needs which may be related to late onset of a range of functional mental health conditions and/or progressive neurocognitive disorders such as dementia.
Moū ' About you
An ability to work as part of team is essential for this role. Experience of working alongside people with moderate to severe mental health or addiction issues is essential also. Knowledge or experience of working with older adults is desirable but equally this role would provide you with an opportunity to enhance or develop specialist knowledge and assessment skills.
The ideal candidate will also have:
- NZ registered Social Worker with a current annual practicing certificate
- Clinical experience in an applicable role
- Self-motivated in developing clinical and professional practice
- Active involvement in the professional development pathway
- Commitment and understanding of the Treaty of Waitangi and a willingness to work positively in improving health outcomes for Maori.
- Current full NZ driver's licence (required for roles based in the community or where the role may be required to work across multiple sites).
- A high standard of written and spoken English
E pā ana ki a tatou ' About us
Here at Capital, Coast & Hutt Valley District we embrace diversity and welcome applications from all people, including all gender identities, ages, ethnicities, sexual orientations, disability and religions. A workforce that is diverse and inclusive means that we are better positioned to understand and serve our community.
Capital, Coast & Hutt Valley District are pro-equity health organisation, with a particular focus on Māori, Pacific Peoples, and the Disability Community.
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Me pēhea te tuku tono - How to apply
Click the apply now button to send your application directly to us. For further information on this role please email Philip.Adamson@ccdhb.org.nz and indicate the job title and vacancy number (AH287-22) in the subject line.
We require all our employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with an approved vaccine, including have had one booster vaccination. We are not accepting applications that do not meet this criteria.
Ma tini, ma mano, ka rapa te whai
By joining together we will succeed
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand Capital, Coast & Hutt Valley|
|Position type:||Permanent Full time|
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