Social Worker (Permanent, Full-Time)
- Join our social and friendly multidisciplinary team working in Older Peoples’ Health
- Continuous professional development opportunities available
- Receive substantial training and support
Ko wai mātou | Our Organisation
We are Te Whatu Ora Te Toka Tumai Auckland. We provide health and disability services to more than half a million people living in central Auckland, regional services for Northland and greater Auckland, and specialist national services for the whole of New Zealand. Our main sites are Auckland City Hospital, Greenlane Clinical Centre and Starship Children’s Hospital, located in central Auckland.
We are part of Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand, the overarching organisation for New Zealand’s national health service. Te Whatu Ora leads the day-to-day running of the health system, with functions delivered at local, district, regional and national levels.
We are committed to upholding Te Tiriti o Waitangi and providing culturally safe care. We value role modelling manaakitanga as demonstrated by Ngāti Whātua in the gifting of their whenua on which our hospitals stand. We aspire to having a workforce reflective of the communities we serve and achieving equitable outcomes for all.
Te whiwhinga mahi | The Opportunity
We are looking for a NZ Registered Social Worker with proven clinical competence to join our social work team at Auckland City Hospital. The role is a Monday to Friday, permanent, full-time position (40 hours/week). As part of the Adult Allied Health team your role will also include:
- Providing comprehensive assessment and outcome focused innovative care, applying evidence-based practice, interventions and education within the area of speciality
- Work collaboratively alongside medical, nursing & allied health colleagues. Valuing relationships and maintaining strong networks with all stakeholders
- Once you have completed a thorough orientation to your new role and become familiar with it, you will join the after-hours, on-site and on-call rosters
- Substantial training and support specific to after-hours work will be provided to the successful applicant
Our team provide social work services to patients and their families who may be experiencing grief and loss associated with sudden or chronic injury, disability or ill health; poor diagnosis; end of life and sudden death. The work also includes responding to family violence, elder abuse and neglect, child protection issues, patients lacking in capacity and patients presenting with treatment non-adherence.
Nga Pūkenga Motuhake | Important Skills
As the ideal candidate for this role you have the following skills and attributes:
- Evidence of current registration with the New Zealand Social Workers’ Registration Board and a current Annual Practicing Certificate
- 2+ years proven post graduate experience in health social work, grief and loss, vulnerable adults, child protection and family violence intervention
- Full, clean class 1 NZ drivers’ licence
- Able to navigate complex dynamics as you hold the needs and best interests of the patient and whānau in view
- Strong cultural knowledge; capacity to work effectively in a bicultural hospital environment
- A genuine team player and your work history will reflect a sound work ethic
- Advanced interpersonal communication skills
- The service operates an after-hours, on-call service 7 days per week. Therefore, the ability to work out of regular work hours, including weekends is required.
For more information about this role please contact Kristy Martin, Clinical Lead - Social Work on 021 570 628 or email@example.com
We do have additional opportunities for fixed-term and part-time roles within our team and would love to hear from you.
He aha ngā painga o tēnei mahi mōu | Why you will enjoy working here
We recognise there is more to life than mahi | work, and we encourage and provide access to all our staff several services and benefits to support themselves whilst they are employed within Te Toka Tumai Auckland.
You will be provided with regular supervision and continuing professional development. You will also receive regular support from your Practice Supervisor, Clinical Lead and Professional Leader.
For more information on what we offer, please click here
Immigration / Visa Support
Immigration NZ has introduced a new Accredited Employer Work Visa system from 4 July 2022. For some positions this includes a clear pathway to residency. And of course, for successful candidates offered a position with us who require a Work Visa, we will provide support with their Visa application. Here is a link for more information Immigration NZ Accredited Employer Work Visa.
The remuneration for this position is covered by a collective agreement (PSA Allied, Public Health Scientific Technical MECA)
Salary Range (Depending on experience): Step 1 $58,513 – Step 10 $89,701
Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to apply
Advertising closes: Friday, 30 September 2022 at Time 11:59 pm (New Zealand standard time).
Please submit your application online, outlining your experience and motivation to apply to this role. Your cover letter will be a key part of our assessment process, so please highlight how your experience relates to the role and to the competencies listed in the position description.
If you have any queries about accessibility, or technical issues with the online process, please contact Elismha Lubbe - Recruitment Consultant at ElismhaL@adhb.govt.nz quoting ref #ADHB15238 to discuss how we can best support your application.
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|Location:||North Island - Auckland - Central Auckland|
|Job type:||Permanent Full time|
|Expertise:||Clinical - Allied Health - Social Worker|
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