Social Worker – Acute Adult

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
    Full-Time
  • Posted:
    2 weeks ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
  • Category:
  • Location: Southland
  • Date Advertised: 28-FEB-20
  • Job Reference: NZ/060714GG
  • Job Title: Social Worker – Acute Adult
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Southland Hospital

  • Permanent full-time (1.0FTE)

About the role – what’s in it for me?

As a Social Worker in this team you will have sound social work knowledge and skills, be a team player with excellent communication skills and work cohesively as part of the interdisciplinary team. You’ll be part of the acute medical surgical social work team based at Southland Hospital. This team is committed to delivering a service of the highest standard. We offer access to regular supervision, professional development and peer support.

You will provide social work practice facilitating safe discharges from fast paced wards, and ensuring patient safety and risk assessments have been carried out. You will also work closely with other Health Professionals and non-governmental organisations.

About you

You should be experienced in working in the health sector, preferably in acute adult areas. You should have the ability to work creatively and autonomously and to work effectively in an interdisciplinary team, and be able to communicate easily with a variety of people. You will need to think on your feet and remain calm under pressure.

You must hold a Professional Social Worker qualification (as per Social Worker Registration Board schedules for registration eligibility i.e. Bachelor’s degree equivalent) and be registered and hold a current Annual Practicing Certificate with Social Work Registration Board (SWRB) within three months of appointment. A current full driver’s licence is required.

Why Southland

Now to the city itself, Invercargill offers the opportunity to have the lifestyle you’ve always dreamed of. Boasting excellent education and restaurants, competitive costs of living and a beautiful coastline, life can be as relaxed or as energetic as you want. Our team enjoy the short commute to work, leaving ample time for what matters to you most. Add to this the close proximity to some of New Zealand’s most famous scenery and holiday destinations (think Queenstown, Wanaka and Milford Sounds to name but a few!) you can go from seaside to ski-slopes in a matter of hours.

Sounds too good to be true? Rest assured, you can have it all here. Why not come see for yourself!

Closing date: Sunday, 15 March 2020.

Please note that we may begin shortlisting as we receive applications and could withdraw the advertising at any time. For further information please contact Jan Strachan, Recruitment Advisor – Strategy, Primary and Community Directorate, Phone (03) 214 5770 or Email: jan.strachan@southerndhb.govt.nz

Children’s Act 2014

Due to this position having contact with children and the SDHB’s commitment to child protection, you will be subject to ‘safety checks’ under the Children’s Act at the time of hire and thereafter as per the relevant legislation.

Pre-employment occupational health assessment

In the interests of protecting our people and our patients, all appointments will be subject to an Occupational Health Assessment to confirm suitability and fitness to work in the role you are being considered for.

To apply

We only accept online applications. Please apply via our website: www.southernhealth.nz