Social Worker

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    2 months ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
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  • Location: Canterbury
  • Date Advertised: 03-FEB-20
  • Job Reference: NZ/PC0681899
  • Job Title: Social Worker
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  • Summary:
  • Permanent full-time opportunity (1.0FTE/40hr per week) and fixed-term, part-time opportunity (0.6FTE/24hr per week) until approximately August 2020
  • An exciting and varied role providing assessment, monitoring and support to clients within the service
  • NZ Registration and current Annual Practicing 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

Social Work Services at Christchurch Hospital are inviting applications from NZ Registered Social Workers to join our team working across the Christchurch campus. We provide social work services as part of a multi-disciplinary team taking a holistic approach to patient care.

We have two exciting opportunities available working across our Women’s and Children’s Health team at Christchurch Hospital:

  • Permanent full-time opportunity working 40hrs per week (1.0FTE)
  • Fixed-term part-time opportunity working 24hrs per week (0.6FTE) until approximately August 2020

Please clearly outline in your cover letter which position(s) you would like to be considered for.

The team have a seven day a week cover, so you may be asked to help cover the weekend roster and after hours on call.

The Role: Where you fit in

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

  • Assessment, monitoring and support of clients within the service in accordance with ANZASW Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice
  • Attend and participate in social work team and staff meetings
  • Participate in service development and quality assurance initiatives/processes

Your skills will include the following:

  • A passion for working with women, children and their families/whanau
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to relate to people from all walks of life
  • Acute experience is advantageous, as is experience with Care and Protection, Family Harm, and Trauma
  • You may be required to be the sole Social Worker on our night shifts, so solid work experience is essential to be considered for this position
  • Current Annual Practicing Certificate issue under the Social Workers Registration Act (2003) is essential

The role will require you to work across a range of different multidisciplinary teams, so being a team player who can adapt will be essential to your success. Our service is committed to the professional development of our staff and offer regular ongoing development opportunities.

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 here. Please note only applications submitted via our career site will be accepted.

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