Psycho-Social Oncology Social Worker
Psycho-social Oncology Social Worker
Allied Health - Primary and Community
Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand Whanganui
Permanent, part time (16 hours per week – Currently 8 hours Monday and Tuesday but willing to consider alternative arrangements)
Requires participation in on-call weekend roster for the Interdisciplinary Assessment Team (based in Emergency Department) will be required.
Te Whatu Ora is committed to increase the diversity of our workforce, and actively focus on employing and building a sustainable Māori workforce which supports our pro-equity commitment.
Ngā Uarātanga | Our Values
· Aroha - The value of love, respect and empathy, demonstrating compassionate and non-judgemental relationships.
· Kōtahitanga - The value of unity and vision sharing where we demonstrate trust and collaboration.
· Manaakitanga - The value of respect, support and caring where we demonstrate doing our very best for others.
· Tino Rangatiratanga - The value of self-determination where we empower individual/whānau choice.
Ko te kaupapa | About the role
This is an exciting opportunity for someone who wishes to apply their health Social Work knowledge and specialise in a clinical/lead role within the scope of psycho‑social oncology Social Work.
The role provides Social Work psycho-social assessment, intervention and case management for patients and whānau with suspicion of, or rapid diagnosis of Cancer. You will lead the education and clinical support to Te Whatu Ora - Whanganui Social Workers working in the area of oncology and will engage in service development activities locally and regionally.
You will be a team player who can link seamlessly with your colleagues across similar roles within the rohe and neighbouring regions. As part of a team of 12 physical health Social Workers, you will bring your professional skills, values and experience to individuals, whānau and the wider community.
This role will primarily be focussed on working alongside oncology patients and their whānau but is expected to be a supportive member of a team covering adult's health, women's health, family harm, and children's health, in both community and inpatient spaces. The successful applicant will understand, articulate and practically express their commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi, Whānau ora, and Te Whatu Ora - Whanganui values in their everyday practice.
Ko koe tēnei | About you
You will be an experienced practitioner someone seeking to extend your practice in the area of health Social Work, who has a particular interest in Oncology. You will be passionate about being part of a team advocating to improve equity of outcomes for our patients and their whānau.
You will align to Te Whatu Ora – Whanganui values and vision, and hold full registration with the SWRB. You must be motivated, reflective, and passionate about maintaining high levels of knowledge and skill. It would be advantageous to understand other health professional roles, and to have established links with local and regional community organisations.
Ngā hua o te Mahi i Te Whatu Ora | Working at Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand
· Supportive team environment
· Professional Supervision
· We provide regular in-services and opportunities for funded external courses to enhance your Continued Professional Development
Ko wai mātou | Who are we
Our vision is He Hāpori Ora - Thriving Communities, with our mission being 'to improve health and independence through a responsive and integrated health system'. We ensure health care places people and their whānau at the centre of everything we do with and for them. We support and empower individuals and whānau to determine their own wellbeing and are committed to working in authentic partnership with other health care providers, iwi, government, social and community agencies to build strong, resilient, connected people and whānau.
Whanganui is a great little progressive city with a friendly chilled vibe. Great café culture, schools and sporting opportunities with some of the best all year-round weather in the country. The rugged west coast beaches on your doorstep allow for all year surfing, fishing or just walking for miles. Skiing and hiking on mount Ruapehu just an hour up the road, Whanganui has all your bases covered for a family friendly lifestyle.
Whanganui's reputation for having some of the best value-for-money housing in New Zealand is another big-plus for many people settling in the city. With most suburbs only 15 minutes from the central business district or Whanganui Hospital residents don't have to compromise on location to make the most of their leisure time or afford a better property.
Check out www.discoverwhanganui.nz/visit/ to see what your new home could look like.
Me pēhea te tono | How to apply
For more information, please contact Kim Craddock, Recruitment Coordinator on email@example.com or (06) 348 8911
Please ensure you correctly upload your CV and any other supporting documentation to your application.
Rā Katinga | Applications close
Applications close: 30 June 2023
Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand, Whanganui expects all new staff to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before they commence employment.
This job closes on 30 June 2023. However, since we would like our preferred candidate to commence employment as early as possible, we may close this vacancy earlier if we found a suitable candidate for this position. Therefore, please do not wait until the closing date to apply for this role.
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