Social Worker – Lakes District Hospital

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    2 weeks ago
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  • Job Type: Ongoing – Part Time
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  • Location: Otago
  • Date Advertised: 09-OCT-20
  • Job Reference: NZ/064224Q
  • Job Title: Social Worker – Lakes District Hospital
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Permanent, part-time 40 hours per fortnight (0.5FTE)

About the Southern DHB

Southern DHB has the largest regional coverage of all the New Zealand health boards, providing services to 350,000 people in diverse communities across a huge geographical area. We take pride in all the services we provide and our aim is to improve, promote and protect the health of our region. Our customers-patients, staff and communities – are at the forefront of everything we do.

About the opportunity

We are offering a unique opportunity to work as an integral part of the multidisciplinary team at Lakes District Hospital. The successful candidate will work in a case management capacity and will be responsible for the delivery of supportive Social Work services to patients of the department.

About you

You should have the ability to work autonomously, but also be a team player and be able to communicate effectively with a variety of people. This role also requires someone who can think on their feet and remain calm under pressure.

You will require excellent written and oral communication skills, needs assessment skills, networking skills, advocacy skills, critical thinking skills and you will have the ability to support and empower the patient and the family / whanau to reach their goals. Previous experience in health related Social Work will be an added advantage.

It is essential that you 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 Queenstown?

Now is a great time to relocate to Southern if you are considering a move! Lake Wakatipu, set against the dramatic Southern Alps and Queenstown, renowned for adventure sports, is also a base for exploring the region’s vineyards and historic mining towns. There’s bunjy jumping off Kawarau Gorge suspension bridge and jet-boating on the Shotover and Dart rivers. In winter, there’s skiing on the slopes of the Remarkables and Coronet Peak.

Closing date: Sunday, 25 October 2020.

Please note we may begin shortlisting as we receive applications and could withdraw the advertising at any time. If you’re interested, don’t delay applying!

For further information please contact Jan Strachan, Recruitment Advisor – Strategy, Primary and Community Directorate, Phone (03) 214 5770 or Email:

To apply

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