Social Worker at Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand Waikato, Waikato
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
Where you’ll be working: Waikato Hospital
The details: 12-month Fixed-time Social Worker – 80 hours per fortnight (1.0 FTE)
Te whiwhinga mahi | The Opportunity
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a qualified practitioner to join the social work team at Waikato Hospital.
We currently have a 12-month fixed-term role available within the Allied Health Social Work Team based at the Waikato hospital. This role entails a flexible approach to working within different areas of service, as part of the broader acute social work team based at the Waikato hospital.
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Mō tātou Ratonga | About our Service
Our Social Work team covers the Emergency Department, Critical Care, Medicine, Surgery, Women's Health, Paediatrics, Older Persons & Rehabilitation, Renal and Oncology. Although our team works within a range of health services in hospital and community-based settings throughout the Waikato district, they report professionally to a manager within our Allied Health Service.
A wide range of education, training and learning opportunities are offered to our allied health staff, for more information click here.
Mōu | About you
We welcome applications from qualified social workers who are registered with the Social Workers Registration Board of New Zealand and hold a current driver’s licence.
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
• For the Women’s Health and Paediatric role, this service includes work in the Termination of Pregnancy clinic.
• For the Regional Renal Centre role, this role will suit a practitioner with a strong interest in improving health outcomes for Māori and Pasifika.
• Future social work service delivery hours may be extended, therefore the successful applicant will need to be available for rostered on-call weekend work.
Ko wai mātou | Our Organisation
Te iwi Ngakaunui – People at Heart
• Whakamana – Give and earn respect
• Whakaronga – Listen to me; Talk to me
• Mauri Pai – Fair play
• Whakapakari – Growing the good
• Kotahitanga – Stronger together
It is not very often something happens that is big; like, really big. Big to the point that it will touch the lives of every single person in the country. That is what we are talking about here. The provision of Health in Aotearoa New Zealand, and how its run is about to change in a big way.
Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand and Te Aka Whai Ora - Māori Health Authority will together shape the delivery of Health services in Aotearoa New Zealand for generations to come, and will form the core of a modern and integrated service looking after the needs of all our Whānau.
We are dedicated to achieving health equity for Māori and other priority populations. We are a Crown entity and an active partner in Te Tiriti o Waitangi. Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand is guided by Te Tiriti o Waitangi and is committed to upholding the articles.
Here at Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand, Waikato we have a team of 8,000 working across the Waikato where everyone plays a vital role in the care of our patients – directly or non-directly. Our vision is Healthy People. Excellent Care.
We are a values-based and inclusive organisation that is committed to deliver the best health outcomes for our total population. Reflecting the population we serve is an important part of the care we deliver to the community. We strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds with the necessary capability and who share our values to apply. We proactively develop pathways that maximise opportunity for Māori and encourage Māori to apply.
Learn more about living in the mighty Waikato here
Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to apply
Please apply directly online, applications are not able to be accepted via email.
For any queries about the role please contact Elysia Koretz in the Recruitment Team at Elysia.Koretz@waikatodhb.health.nz
Closing date: 16 December 2022
A national Vaccination Policy which includes COVID19 is under development. In the interim, a Health and Safety Risk Assessment against the requirements of the role will apply to unvaccinated candidates and employees and appropriate risk mitigation (e.g. extra PPE, RAT testing) may be taken as a result. Please note that when a Vaccination Policy is introduced it will apply to this role and need to be supported.
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
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