Te Whatu Ora Health New Zealand (Nelson Marlborough) formerly NMDHB
Social Worker - Older Persons Mental Health (OPMH)
- Challenging and rewarding employment opportunity
- This is the place where you can make a difference to peoples - lives!
- Alexandra Hospital, Richmond
Ngā mōhiohio e pā ana ki tēnei mahi (About this position)
We are looking for a Social Worker to join our team at Alexandra Hospital on a permanent, part-time basis (0.6 FTE, 48 hours per fortnight). This position is suitable for someone with an interest in working with elderly patients who experience physical and psychiatric disorders.
The role will include working alongside our multidisciplinary team to assess the needs of patients and their whanau. The objective is to identify key social needs and facilitate safe discharge from hospital.
Ko wai he kaitono tōtika? (Who is an appropriate applicant?)
This position requires you to be registered with the NZ Social
Workers Registration Board (provisional/full). You will ideally have experience
working as a part of a multi disciplinary team in a health setting, and will bring
an understanding of the social determinants of health, as well as the impact on
health and social needs. You must be able to work in a collaborative way delivering
client-centered practice from a strengths perspective. You will have a good
understanding of bi-cultural social work practice, in addition to knowledge /
experience with violence intervention and prevention.
To be successful you will
have outstanding interpersonal and communication skills and lots of energy and
enthusiasm. You will also be innovative, proactive, flexible, and creative with
a positive approach to all situations, including problem solving. Your ability
to think on your feet and work under pressure, with a solution focused approach,
will be advantageous.
The applicant will need to be holistic in their approach and able to think outside the square. You will need to have an ability to work with individuals and their whanau from many different backgrounds and have a broad knowledge of supports available in the community or a willingness to learn. A commitment to regular supervision.
We encourage applicants with a Māori or Pacific background to
apply for this role, however we strongly encourage any applicant with the
appropriate capabilities, who share our values, to apply. In our organisation
we are committed to the Treaty of Waitangi and value diversity, including
inclusivity and empathy.
The successful candidate must be eligible to work in New Zealand or hold a valid NZ work visa at the time of applying.
Te Whatu Ora staff must have completed their primary course of two NZ approved COVID-19 vaccinations.
Ā mātou rōpū (About our team)
We value our cohesive team culture of collaborative practice,
openness, humour and respect across disciplines and engender confidence, trust
and rapport with clients and their support networks.
Whatu Ora (Nelson Marlborough) is
the main health provider for Te Tau
Ihu, the top of the south. With nearly 3000 employees, we are Nelson and
Marlborough - s largest employer, which means the opportunities here are endless.
Our main locations are Nelson and Wairau Hospitals, and the Richmond and
Marlborough Health Hubs, but we are spread across the region and service all
parts of the community. Our work can be challenging, but we are up for it. We
have a great team and we work hard to make a difference. We value integrity,
innovation, respect and teamwork.
Ētahi atu mōhiohio (More Information)
Ngā huanga o tēnei mahi (The benefits of this position
We offer professional
development opportunities, job security, workplace wellness programmes an
access to supervision and peer support.
Nelson Tasman is a place of stunning natural landscapes - lakes, mountains, rivers, native bush and beaches. The region is known for its relaxed lifestyle and year round dry and sunny days. Find out more at https://www.nelsontasman.nz/
Me pēhea ahau e tono ai? (How do I apply?)
For general enquiries please contact our recruitment team email@example.com or 03 539 5748. Alternatively, for role specific information please contact Christine Ball, Manager Specialist OPMH onChristine.Ball@nmdhb.govt.nz.
now, it - s easy. Please fill in our online application form and include a cover
letter explaining your interest in this position.
Applications close: Open until filled. Applications will be reviewed as they are received, so we encourage you to apply early.
Te Whatu Ora strongly endorses Te
Tiriti o Waitangi.
We believe that to achieve equity in health outcomes for Māori we need a workforce reflective of the population it serves. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who identify as Māori and we recruit for cultural competence.
He waka eke noa. We are all in this together.
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