Social Worker (Acute) at Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand Nelson Marlborough, Nelson Hospital
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
Whatu Ora Health New Zealand (Nelson Marlborough) formerly NMDHB
- 1.0 FTE / fixed term for 12 months
- 80 hours per fortnight
- Nelson Location
- Challenging and rewarding employment opportunity
Ngā mōhiohio e pā ana ki tēnei mahi (About this position)
We are looking for a Registered Social Worker to join our team at Nelson Acute Allied Health team on a fixed term basis working 1.0 FTE for 12 months. Some weekend cover and public holiday cover will be required. This role has an acute in-patient focus and is based in the hospital; where bio-psychosocial assessments are required and interventions offered to support patients who face complex challenges. You will provide the social work support as part of a team of allied health and other health professionals.
The full-time equivalent salary for this role is $59,035 to
$85,992 (steps 1 - 8) of the current PSA Allied Public Health and Technical MECA,
dependent on skills, experience & registration in NZ.
Ko wai he kaitono tōtika? (Who is an appropriate applicant?)
You will be registered with the
NZ Social Workers Registration Board, and work in a collaborative way,
delivering client-centred practice from a strengths perspective. You will
ideally have experience working in a health setting and working as part of a multi-disciplinary
team, and bring an understanding of the social determinants of health, and the
impact on health and social needs.
You will have
knowledge/experience of physical health and disability and supports available
in the community. You will be well versed in family violence, vulnerable adults
and care and protection policies and expectations. We are looking for someone
with a good understanding of bi-cultural social work practice.
This is the place of you want to make a difference to peoples -
lives! To be successful you will have outstanding interpersonal and
communication skills and lots of energy;
be innovative, proactive, enthusiastic, flexible and creative with a
positive approach to all situations including problem solving. Your ability to think on your feet and
be experienced at working under pressure with a solution focused approach will
We strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds with the necessary capability who share our values to apply. Our organisation are committed to the Treaty of Waitangi and values diversity, inclusivity and empathy.
The successful candidate must be eligible to work in New Zealand or hold a valid NZ visa at the time of applying.
Ā mātou rōpū (About our team)
Te Whatu Ora (Nelson
Marlborough) is the main health provider for Te Tau Ihu, the top of the south. With nearly 3000 employees, we are Nelson and
Marlborough - s largest employer, which means the opportunities here are endless.
Our main locations are Nelson and Wairau Hospitals, and the Richmond and
Marlborough Health Hubs, but we are spread across the region and service all
parts of the community. Our work can be challenging, but we are up for it. We
have a great team and we work hard to make a difference. We value integrity,
innovation, respect and teamwork.
We value our cohesive team culture of collaborative practice, openness, humour and respect across disciplines and engender confidence, trust and rapport with clients and their support networks.
Ētahi atu mōhiohio (More Information)
Ngā huanga o tēnei mahi (The
benefits of this position)
Te Whatu Ora (Nelson Marlborough) offers a great work experience with access to supervision and continuing professional development with opportunities for personal growth and peer support.
Nelson is one of New Zealand - s top lifestyle destinations and offers an amazing variety of leisure pursuits, beaches, rivers and national parks with great opportunities for outdoor activities such as kayaking, mountain biking, tramping, skiing, golf, sailing, as well as abundant sunshine and outstanding scenery. For more information on the Nelson/Tasman region visit http://www.nelsonnz.com/
Me pēhea ahau e tono ai? (How do I apply?)
For general enquiries
please contact our recruitment team on email@example.com or 03
For role specific information please contact Annelize de Wet - Social
Work Team Leader on Annelize.deWet@nmdhb.govt.nz
or 027 272 2248.
Apply now, it - s easy.
Please fill in our online application form and include a cover letter
explaining your interest in this position.
Applications close: open until filled (unless filled prior). Applications will be reviewed as
they are received, so we encourage you to apply early.
Te Whatu Ora strongly endorses Te Tiriti o Waitangi.
We believe that to achieve equity in health outcomes for Māori we need a workforce reflective of the population it serves. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who identify as Māori and we recruit for cultural competence.
He waka eke noa. We are all in this together.
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand Nelson Marlborough|
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