Social Worker (Full Time) Inter-agency Behavioural Team, Mental Health, Te Whatu Ora
at Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand Counties Manukau, Auckland
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
Remuneration as per PSA Allied Health MECA guidelines (step 1 $58,513 - 8 $85,204)
This Family Mental Health Service for Counties Manukau District is based at 7 Springs Road, East Tamaki. We are a multidisciplinary service providing clinics onsite and in the community.
We are seeking a permanent, full time registered Social Worker. The team aims to provide and co-ordinate a consultation and liaison service in partnership with the Ministry of Education. This is for children aged 4 to 8 years inclusive with conduct and behaviour problems.
The main function of the mental health practitioner would be to assist in developing and implementing a family/whaanau-based support plan for at-risk family/whaanau, with a special focus on the parenting supports.
The role will also include contributing to multi-disciplinary Mental Health Assessments and treatment recommendations for children and their family/whaanau to the Inter-agency Behaviour Team.
The successful candidate will be largely based at the local Ministry of Education Botany office, with close links with Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS). This position will incorporate a liaison role along with other responsibilities as described in the job description.
You will need to have:
Excellent networking and communication skills.
The ability to work both autonomously and as part of a multi-disciplinary team and to be able to liaise and build relationships with a wide range of services and professionals.
Experience in (or a desire to learn about) child mental health, and especially parenting, is preferred.
Registration and current APC with the New Zealand Social Worker Board
At least 2 years’ experience as a Social Worker
Full drivers licence
We offer a generous relocation package which includes a one-way flight, car rental, accommodation and shipping freight (T's & C's apply).
This position requires any worker to be vaccinated for vaccine preventable diseases including Covid-19
At Counties Manukau Health people and their lives matter to us. We are a values based and inclusive organisation that is committed to delivering the best health outcomes for our community. To help us achieve this we need a workforce that reflects the population we serve. We strongly encourage applications from all backgrounds who share our values and have a passion to work in our community and would greatly value seeing applicants from our Maaori and Pacific communities. We are also committed to our Disability Strategy, which focuses on people with disabilities; they are our patients, whaanau, community and our staff - all carefully considered in our action plan. Together we will improve the accessibility needs for everyone who has a disability. Our values are Valuing Everyone- Whakawhanaungatanga , Kind –Manaakitanga, Together –Kotahitanga, Excellent- Rangatiratanga. If these are your values too, then join us today.