Clinical Social Work Specialist – West Adult Community Service

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    5 days ago
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    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Ongoing – Part Time
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  • Location: Canterbury
  • Date Advertised: 09-MAR-20
  • Job Reference: NZ/1455686
  • Job Title: Clinical Social Work Specialist – West Adult Community Service
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  • Summary:
  • Permanent, part-time opportunity (36 hours per week) based at Hillmorton Hospital
  • Enjoy being part of a committed and diverse multi-disciplinary team
  • NZ Registration with the Social Workers Board and annual practising certificate is essential

Our Purpose: Why we do it

When you work with the Canterbury District Health Board, you’re part of something very special. We plan, fund and deliver health services to the almost 600,000 people that live in the Canterbury region. Our primary goal is to put people at the heart of everything we do.

The Team: What we do

The Adult Community Mental Health Service at Hillmorton Hospital provides treatment for people aged 18-65 years who suffer from a wide range of mental disorders. We’re looking for an experienced New Zealand Registered Social Worker to join us in this permanent part-time position in our West sector working 36 hours per week!

This is an opportunity to work with a skilled and motivated team of multi-disciplinary professionals. Working in this position you will provide excellent holistic case management in partnership with the clients, their families/whanau and carers with a strong focus on returning clients to the primary health care sector. Your ability to work with a responsive community-based focus to support people to remain in the community, alongside working in an integrated manner with our inpatient team to develop sound, effective working relationships with clients and community resources will be highly valued.

The Role: Where you fit in

In this role, you will be responsible for the following:

  • Providing comprehensive psychiatric assessment, case management and therapeutic intervention for our clients
  • Regularly developing and reviewing a job plan and caseload with the Clinical Manager
  • Building relationships with consumers and their families/whanau
  • Working as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Working alongside the Clinical Manager to provide clinical leadership
  • Facilitating high quality social work practice and providing expert clinical knowledge and leadership
  • Adherence to guidelines of Cultural Safety and the Treaty of Waitangi

Your skills will include the following:

  • NZ registration with the Social Worker Board and annual practising certificate
  • Strong clinical/organisational skills and well-developed clinical experience Adult Mental Health
  • Experience in outpatient case management (assessment and treatment), clinical teaching, supervision and supporting and championing change in clinical settings as part of a team is advantageous

Our Culture: What matters to us

Ko ngā tāngata, te mātua mahi

Putting people at the heart of all we do

Health is ultimately all about people. What’s important around here is the way we care for and respect others, the responsibility taken for delivering outcomes, and going about our work with integrity.

Belonging Here: Becoming part of our story

Being part of the Canterbury District Health Board, you will enjoy a fantastic benefits scheme, the opportunity for flexible working arrangements and ongoing focus on your career development.

The Canterbury DHB believes that diversity and inclusion is key to ensure we deliver the best care for our diverse population. The Canterbury DHB is an inclusive and equal opportunity employer that welcomes and respects everyone.

If this role has sparked your interest but does not match your skills then please visit our careers website and have a look at our roles that better suit your expertise.

If you are interested in this role please apply directly on our career site. Please note only applications submitted via our career site will be accepted.

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