Social Worker,Adult Allied Health
- New Zealand’s leading DHB
- Permanent full time role
- Social, passionate and friendly team
We are looking for an experienced Social Worker to join our dedicated and supportive Adult Allied health team at Auckland City Hospital. This role is based in the Adult health Social Work team and is for 40 hours per week.
The team provides social work services to patients and their families who may be experiencing grief and loss associated with sudden or chronic injury 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.
Working from a trauma-informed, relationship-based practice approach, you will have the opportunity to sensitively assess a broad range of complex social situations and foster positive engagement with people from a wide range of cultures and backgrounds. You will work together with your clients to strengthen their broader health and wellbeing.
The role is based at Auckland City Hospital with periodic travel to outpatient clinics and community locations within the ADHB catchment area. 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 find out more about this role, please contact Myra Aranzaso, Practice Supervisor on mobile – 021 843 705 or on email MyraA@adhb.govt.nz
Auckland District Health Board (Auckland DHB) is one of the leading healthcare providers in New Zealand offering a wide range of tertiary and quaternary clinical services to a large and diverse population. We have state of the art facilities and provide our services from three hospitals – Auckland City Hospital, Starship Children’s Health and Greenlane Clinical Centre.
You will be provided with regular supervision and continuing professional development to enhance your capacity to engage in effective social work practice. You will receive routine and regular support from the Practice Supervisor, Clinical Lead and Professional Leader to achieve excellence in practice. Here is what we can offer you -
- Comprehensive and well-structured orientation programme
- Continuous improvement and development opportunities
- A great team environment and supportive work culture
- A fast paced, unique and rewarding work environment that provides a high level of job satisfaction and is always interesting
- An opportunity to grow both as a person and as a professional while working with a very friendly team.
- Discounts at a variety of businesses, free eye test
As the ideal person for this role, you will be an experienced Social worker with current NZ registration and APC. You will have experience in health social work, grief and loss, child protection and family violence intervention with the ability to work autonomously in a busy bicultural hospital environment.
Your strengths in multi-agency and inter-agency collaboration and advocacy will support you to navigate complex dynamics as you hold the needs and best interests of the patient and whānau in view. A passion for helping to create a safe space for tangata whenua and tauiwi within the patient health context is welcomed.
You will also have a full, clean class 1 driver’s licence.
Please note: 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.
To apply please click on the ‘Apply’ tab below and submit your application online attaching your updated CV and Covering Letter. If you have any queries about this opportunity or accessibility or technical issues with the online process, please contact Hamish Watson, Recruitment Consultant (e-mail HamishWats@adhb.govt.nz or Mob: 021 948 906) quoting ref #SWACE0921 to discuss how we can best support your application
Closing date is 30/01/22
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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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