Social Worker (Part Time) Women’s Health

Social Worker (Part Time) Women’s Health

  • Closes 12 Jan 2020
  • Posted 21 Dec 2019

• Permanent part time (32 hours / week) • Based at Auckland City Hospital, Grafton location • Great team environment and work culture • Leadership and continuous development opportunities Kia ora, Talofa, Malo e lelei, Fakaalofa lahi atu, Malo Ni, Bula, Kia orana, Greetings to all.

Te Toka Tumai, Auckland District Health Board have an excellent opportunity available for an experienced social worker to join our Women’s Health social work team.

We are a motivated, compassionate team who provide holistic social work services to women and their families across a variety of inpatient, outpatient and community health settings.

We are looking for an experienced practitioner with a proven ability to model best practice and to support the wider women’s health social work team.

This challenging and rewarding role will continue to break new ground so we welcome your experience, innovation, confidence, and capacity to inform and influence the broader system of care.

Your social work role will primarily be based in the maternity and gynaecology inpatient and outpatient areas at Auckland City Hospital. You will respond to a broad range of referrals including, pregnancy loss, decision making counselling around termination of pregnancy, child protection, family violence intervention, adoptions, and complex social and medical situations.

You will have the opportunity to draw on your therapeutic skills as you support families through grief and loss alongside your broader social work interventions. Working from a trauma-informed, relationship-based practice approach, you will sensitively assess complex social situations and foster positive engagement with people from a wide range of cultures and backgrounds. A strong ability to advocate and work holistically with whānau will be of benefit to you in this role.

Your strengths in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships within multi-disciplinary and inter-agency teams will be essential to your success. A passion for fostering a safe space for tangata whenua and tauiwi within the hospital context is welcomed.

You will be provided with regular supervision and continuing professional development to enhance your capacity to engage in effective social work practice. You will receive routine and regular support from your Practice Supervisor, Team Leader and Professional Leader to achieve excellence in practice.

Required: • A recognised Social Work qualification • Advanced communication skills • An understanding of Tikanga Māori • Evidence of registration with the New Zealand Social Workers’ Registration Board (includes provisional registration)

Preferred: • Experience in Health Social Work, grief and loss, child protection and family violence intervention • Strong cultural knowledge; capacity to work effectively alongside our diverse communities • Strong working knowledge of the Vulnerable Children’s Act and Children’s Action Plan

Please note: Your cover letter will be a key part of our assessment process, so please highlight how your experience relates to the role and to the competencies listed in the position description.

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Your questions or discussions are welcomed. To find out more about this role, please feel free to contact Sashnee Naidoo (Acting Clinical Lead) on 021540421 To apply please click on the ‘Apply’ tab below and submit your application online attaching your updated CV and Covering Letter. For help with your application please email, Sonu Anand, Recruitment Consultant on Sonua@adhb.govt.nz quoting ref #ADHB5740

Closing date is 12 January 2020

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Auckland DHB is committed to the application of the Children’s Act 2014 and its intent to improve the safety of all children. This position is a Children’s Worker as defined by the Act. For the largest health sector job board in New Zealand, visit www.kiwihealthjobs.com

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