Mō Tātou – About Us
Situated in the sunny eastern coast of New Zealand's North Island, the Bay of Plenty really is just that, offering vast golden sand beaches, bush clad mountains, lush farmlands and more. Its pleasant climate means that the area has become a favourite for holiday makers, retirees and those looking for a different lifestyle outside of the main cities.
The Bay of Plenty District Health Board is spread across a vast geographical area and centred across two hospitals based in Tauranga and Whakatāne. The BOPDHB is one of the Bay of Plenty's largest employers with over 4000 staff.
He Kōrero mō te tūranga - About the Role
Are you a Social Worker who is passionate about health social work or wishes to extend your current social work skills This exciting opportunity to work in an amazing Allied Health team at Tauranga Hospital in the beautiful Bay of Plenty may interest you.
This role will be 40 hours per week based within the Tauranga Hospital Allied Health Inpatient Social Work Team. This is a fixed term role to cover parental leave until end of September 2023.
You would be an integral member of the social work service who undertakes client focused, health social work to Tauranga Hospital's Paediatric, Maternity and Special Care Baby Unit. You will be part of the wider Allied Health team at Tauranga Hospital and work alongside your colleagues in a positive and thriving environment.
With no day being the same, you will have an opportunity to work with people of diverse cultures and ages to undertake biopsychosocial, risk and safety assessments and plan interventions. Utilising your crisis intervention skills you will provide therapeutic support for the patient and whānau and facilitate connections with BOPDHB services and external agencies.
He Korero mōu - About You
The successful candidate will:
- Hold a NZ recognised Social Work qualification with SWRB registration
- Have proven NZ post graduate experience of at least 2 years, preferably working within health and experience in family violence, AOD and mental health would be an advantage.
- Have a compassionate nature, who can demonstrate reflexivity and adaptable practice, remaining calm and organised within a challenging, and fast-paced environment.
- Have excellent communication and conflict management skills.
- Produce timely, accurate written documentation
If you are passionate about people's wellbeing, trauma recovery and advanced social work practice – we look forward to meeting with you.
Ko o tatou painga – Our Benefits
- In-House career development
- Competitive remuneration
- Highly rewarding role and opportunity to make a difference!
- Be a valued member of a multidisciplinary team
- SWEAT, our onsite gym
- Free onsite parking
- Discounts (with local businesses)
Ngā uarātanga ō ā mātou mahi – Our Values
At the Bay of Plenty District Health Board (BOPDHB) we recruit for our Manaakitanga CARE values. Why do we do this? Because values-based teams deliver better care.
Our manaakitanga CARE values (Compassion, All-one-team, Responsive and Excellence) support each of us to make a difference every day in the things we do and say. Therefore, it's important that when recruiting, we recruit new colleagues who live by our CARE values.
Me pēhea te tuku tono - How to Apply
You can view the position description below and to apply for the role please click “APPLY NOW”
For tracking and reporting purposes, all applications must be submitted through our online career's portal.
For additional information or to arrange a confidential chat, contact Wendy Richards, Social Work Team Leader on 027 557 4581.
The BOPDHB are committed to improving Māori health outcomes and achieving health equity for Māori through Te Tiriti o Waitangi obligations. It is essential you demonstrate an awareness of Māori indigenous rights and current issues in relation to health and health equity.
Following the update to COVID-19 Public Health Response (Vaccinations) Order 2021, to be employed with Bay of Plenty DHB you will be required to be fully vaccinated as a health care worker. Evidence of your vaccination status will be required at offer stage. If you do not meet this criteria, we are unable to progress your application.
|Location:||North Island - Bay of Plenty - Tauranga|
|Job type:||Fixed Term|
|Expertise:||Clinical - Allied Health - Social Worker|
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