Social Worker, Emergency Department
Where you’ll be working: Waikato Hospital
The details: Part-time Permanent Social Worker role - up to 64 hours per fortnight (0.8 FTE) role
Salary Range: $ 53,335 - $ 80,292
About the role:
Exciting opportunity for a qualified practitioner to join the social work team, and undertake a 0.8 FTE permanent role at Waikato Hospital. Options for a 1.0 FTE permanent role may be considered.
This position will be based with the Critical Care Services, specifically the Emergency Department (ED), Waikato Hospital, covering the covering the evening shift (2.30 pm to 11 pm).
Emergency Department (ED)
The Emergency Department at Waikato Hospital provides 24/7 emergency care and is the trauma centre for Te Manawa Taki region. The Emergency Department is a dynamic team environment requiring a broad skillset to manage varied and evolving presentations. Social workers are an important part of the multi-disciplinary team, working directly with clients/whānau and closely with other health specialists. Social work services are provided 7 days per week from 07:00 – 23:00. Social workers in this area can be called upon to cover service exigencies/needs of the larger critical care space including ICU/ HDU as well as W18/ AMU.
While this part-time role will be primarily based in the above service areas, however you may be required to work at other sites across the Waikato region.
Required skills & experience:
We welcome applications from qualified social workers who are registered with the Social Workers Registration Board of New Zealand and hold a current driver’s licence.
To apply you will need the following competencies:
• psycho-social assessment and intervention
• intimate partner violence screening, assessment and intervention
• child protection and vulnerable adult assessment and intervention
• individual and family counselling skills
• therapeutic social work
• a commitment to bicultural practice
• knowledge of the emotional and social impacts of changing health status.
• experience in service development
• ability to navigate access to a wide variety of resources and support services
• case management skills
• Future social work service delivery hours may be extended, therefore the successful applicant will need to be available for rostered on-call weekend work.
About the service:
Our Social Work team covers the Emergency Department, Critical Care, Medicine, Surgery, Women's Health, Paediatrics, Older Persons & Rehabilitation, Renal and Oncology. Although our team works within a range of health services in hospital and community-based settings throughout the Waikato district, they report professionally to a manager within our Allied Health Service.
A wide range of education, training and learning opportunities are offered to our allied health staff, for more information click here.
Te Whatu Ora – Health NZ - Waikato
Te Whatu Ora- Health NZ - Waikato has one of the largest of regions in New Zealand. We plan, fund and provide health and disability support services to a population of more than 400,000. You can read about our vision, strategy and values here.
We are a values based and inclusive organisation that is committed to deliver the best health outcomes for our total population. To do this we are working hard to develop a robust and capable workforce that reflects the population we serve. We strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds with the necessary capability and who share our values to apply and would greatly value seeing more applicants from our Māori communities.
Why Waikato: Learn about living in the mighty Waikato here
Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand, Waikato Health & Safety has a policy that includes ensuring that you comply with the Health Order announced 11 October 2021 and with the Vaccine Preventable Diseases for Employees policy. The policy prescribes the required vaccinations including COVID19 for all employees of Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand, Waikato. COVID-19 vaccinations are mandatory before you commence employment.
Please apply directly online, applications are not able to be accepted via email. We will start considering applications as soon as they arrive, and encourage you to get your applications in quick. For any queries about the role please contact Elysia Koretz in the Recruitment Team at Elysia.Koretz@waikatodhb.health.nz
Application closing date: 7 October 2022
Theme “People at Heart” – Te iwi Ngakaunui
Give and earn respect - Whakamana
Listen to me; talk to me – Whakarongo
Fair play – Mauri Pai
Growing the good – Whakapakari
Stronger together – Kotahitanga
|Location:||North Island - Waikato - Hamilton|
|Job type:||Permanent Part time|
|Expertise:||Clinical - Allied Health - Social Worker|
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