Social Worker Old Age Mental Health Service, Fraser McDonald Unit (12 months fixed term)
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
- Newly refurbished service to better meet the needs of our clients
- A role with a meaningful purpose: supporting our older clients continue to live as independently as possible
We are looking for an exceptional and experienced Social Worker with a special interest in older people's mental health to join our team here at Fraser McDonald Unit.
Fraser McDonald Unit (FMU), Inpatient Mental Health Services for Older People, is a 15 bed acute in-patient admission ward located on the Auckland City Hospital site for people over the age of 65 years experiencing acute mental illness or behavioural difficulties associated with dementia.
In this role, you will coordinate and maintain oversight of the inpatient episode of care; promote recovery and timely discharge from the inpatient unit for identified clients. You will work collaboratively with our clients, their family/whanau and team members.
Nga Pūkenga Motuhake | Important Skills
As an ideal candidate, you will be registered with the New Zealand Social Worker Board with no conditions on your scope of practice, hold a current valid APC and have at least 2-year relevant experience. Experience working in Mental Health is essential.
This position is full-time 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday and based at Auckland City Hospital site with easy access to public transport.
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.
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Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to apply
Apply now at www.careers.adhb.govt.nz quoting job title and reference number ADHB15257
Please attach a Cover Letter and your latest CV.
If you have any queries about this opportunity or accessibility or technical issues with the online process, please contact Pieter Erasmus, Recruitment Consultant at PErasmus@adhb.govt.nz or Ph DDI: 0064 9 638 0401 - internal 28704 to discuss how we can best support your application.
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North Island - Auckland -
|Job type:||Contract/Temp Full time|
|Expertise:||Clinical - Mental Health - Social Worker|
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