Social Worker (Paediatric Oncology) / Kaimahi Toko i te Ora at Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand Capital, Coast & Hutt Valley, Wellington Hospital
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
Nau mai, haere mai ki Te Whatu Ora - Capital, Coast & Hutt Valley District
Location: Wellington Hospital - Children - s Cancer Service
Service: ORA Social Work
Contract: Permanent/Part Time 30 hours per week; option of 40 hours per week
Salary: $68,371 - $85,992
Kōrero mō te tūranga - About the role
We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Social Worker to join our team at Wellington Regional Hospital to work within the Children - s Cancer Service.
The Children - s Cancer Service provides shared care with the Haematology Oncology Centre at Christchurch Hospital for patients across Capital, Coast and Hutt Valley District and Wairarapa District. Tamariki/rangatahi and their whānau are transferred to Christchurch to receive treatment as an inpatient and return to Wellington for treatment in the day unit at the new Children - s Hospital - Te Wao Nui.
Tamariki and rangatahi may require cancer treatment for up to 3 years and the Social Worker provides psycho social support to them and their whānau to adjust and manage through this time. The social worker also responds to issues such as trauma, child protection, family violence, grief and loss, practical support and complex social issues and medical needs.
The Social Worker will work in partnership with the Children - s Cancer Service and liaise with internal and external services to provide care and support to the tamariki/rangatahi and whānau. This role provides support to whānau when tamariki/rangatahi are at the end of their life.
The role will cover into inpatient Child Health Services, the Neonatal Unit, Women - s Health and other areas of the hospital as required. The role provides social work throughout Wellington Hospital for 6 hours on Saturdays on a roster basis, approximately 3-4 times a year paid at penal rates.
Mō tō mātou rōpū - About our team
We are a team of 22 social workers based at Wellington Hospital who provide a service to patients and their whānau across inpatient, outpatient and community settings. We complete psycho social assessments across the age range and provide holistic social work interventions. This role is well supported by the other Paediatric, Neonatal and Women - s Health social workers in the team. Come and join our friendly experienced team in a supportive workplace environment.
Moū - About you
Talk about the skills and experience you want from this person
As the successful candidate you will have a passion for working in this area and be highly motivated to support patients and whānau navigate their health journey. You will be able to work collaboratively and effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary team and with external agencies. Working with a diverse group of patients with significant health needs the post holder will require excellent documentation, communication and time management skills. This is a great opportunity for someone who is keen to work in this clinical area.
We welcome applications from social workers who have a dedication and passion for this work. We strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds who share our values to apply, and would greatly appreciate seeing applicants from our Māori and Pacific communities.
The successful applicant will have the following skills and attributes:
- NZ Registered Social Worker with current annual practicing certificate
- Minimum of 3 years social work practice
- The ability to complete psychosocial needs assessment
- Navigating and working within the legal requirements of health care and social work
- A clear understanding of the health needs of Māori and Pacific Island communities
- Therapeutic social work counselling experience (desirable)
- Previous work in a health setting and a good understanding of health social work (desirable)
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.
To find out more about us click on the following links:
Mental Health, Addiction and Intellectual Disability Service
Me pēhea te tuku tono - How to apply
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Your safety and that of our patients is important to us. It is our expectation that you will be fully vaccinated against COVID 19, having received two doses of an approved COVID 19 vaccination.
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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