Social Worker (casual)
Social Worker - Acute Nelson Hospital
- Casual hours on an as-per-needed basis
- Nelson location with possibility of Blenheim cover
Join Te Whatu Ora at a key time of change where you will meaningfully contribute to our kaupapa of creating a more equitable, accessible, cohesive, and people-centred health system. This is mahi that will improve the health and well-being of everyone in Aotearoa, and we've got an opportunity for you to be part of it.
Ngā mōhiohio e pā ana ki tēnei mahi (About this position)
We are looking for an experienced Registered Social Worker to join our team at Nelson Allied Health social work team on a casual basis. This role has an in-patient focus and is based at Nelson Hospital; where bio-psychosocial assessments are required, interventions offered to support complex challenges. You will provide the social work support as part of a team of allied health professionals and work closely with all medical and allied health teams.
Ko wai he kaitono tōtika? (Who is an appropriate applicant?)
You will be registered with the NZ Social Workers Registration Board, and work in a collaborative way, delivering client-centered practice from a strengths perspective. You will ideally have experience working in a health setting and working as part of a multi-disciplinary team, and bring an understanding of the social determinants of health, and the impact on health and social needs.
Have knowledge/experience of physical health and disability and supports available in the community.
We strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds with the necessary capability who share our values to apply. Our organisation are committed to the Treaty of Waitangi and values diversity, inclusivity and empathy.
The successful candidate must be eligible to work in New Zealand or hold a valid NZ visa at the time of applying.
This is the place if you want to make a difference to peoples - lives!
To be successful you will have outstanding interpersonal and communication skills and lots of energy. Be innovative, proactive, enthusiastic, flexible and creative with a positive approach to all situations including problem solving. Your ability to think on your feet and be experienced at working under pressure with a solution focused approach will be fortuitous. Additionally, you will be someone with a good understanding of bi-cultural social work practice.
Ā mātou rōpū (About our team)
Te 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 value our cohesive team culture of collaborative practice, openness, humor and respect across disciplines and engender confidence, trust and rapport with clients and their support networks. Te Whatu Ora (Nelson Marlborough) offers a great work experience with access to supervision and continuing professional development with opportunities for personal growth 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 on email@example.com or 03 539
For role specific information please contact Annelize
de Wet, District Social Work Team Leader on Annelize.deWet@nmdhb.govt.nz.
Apply 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 (unless filled prior). 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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