Capital Health Careers
negotiable / month
The Regional Forensic Community Mental Health Team is looking for an experienced Social Worker to provide safe and clinically effective patient/client assessments and intervention within a forensic mental health setting. You will work alongside your team to provide effective, quality social work services to clients within the community. You will also provide consultation/liaison with other DHB mental health services, NGO providers and patient’s family and whanau and actively participate in the multidisciplinary team.
Provide effective, quality social work services to forensic clients
Actively participate in the multidisciplinary team
Provide comprehensive assessments and plan treatment collaboratively with the client and their Whanau
Be actively involved in the treatment and recovery of clients.
Role model and provide sound clinical and cultural considerations in the multidisciplinary team process.
Assist the client and their family and whanau to achieve optimal health, well-being and safety through provision of appropriate assessments, treatments, rehabilitation and education.
Work closely with community agencies to achieve the outcomes agreed by the multidisciplinary team process.
Skills & Experience
NZ registered Social Worker with a current annual practicing certificate
Member of Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers
Clinical experience in an applicable role
Minimum of 2-5 years clinical experience
Self-motivated in developing clinical and professional practice
Active involvement in the professional development pathway
Commitment and understanding of the Treaty of Waitangi and a willingness to work positively in improving health outcomes for Maori.
Current full NZ driver’s licence (required for roles based in the community or where the role may be required to work across multiple sites).
A high standard of written and spoken English.