Clinical Lead - Paediatric Therapy and Social Work, Starship Child Health
Counties Manukau Health
Manukau, Auckland, New Zealand
11d ago
  • Outstanding clinical leadership opportunity
  • Great team environment and work culture
  • Renowned, leading edge, teaching and researched focus health provider
  • Permanent full-time position
  • We have an exciting and challenging opportunity for an experienced Social Work leader to join our Starship Paediatric Social Work service.

    Starship Child Health provides services to children and young people with acute, complex and chronic healthcare needs from throughout New Zealand and the South Pacific, as well as providing secondary services to our local population.

    The Starship Allied Health Service is a cluster of six different services Hospital Play Specialists, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Language Therapy, Dietetics and Social Work services, and strives to be a hub of innovation and service excellence.

    A recent restructure to social work team has led to the creation of a new leadership role The profession specific Social Work Clinical Lead that will provide both clinical and operational leadership to the Paediatric Social Work team

    Reporting to the Service Clinical Director, Allied Health Starship, you will be responsible for the clinical leadership, service provision and development, quality, staff and patient safety portfolios.

    Working collaboratively with services within Child Health, you will provide innovative approaches that will take our Social Work service to the next level of performance and enhance the development of services and staff.

    Of paramount importance will be the ability to bring together, balance and deliver the combined demands of quality, operations and business management through outstanding leadership and delegation.

    Suitable applicants will ideally have a post graduate management or clinical qualification and possess the following attributes :

  • Previous significant operational management and clinical leadership preferably in a large health organisation
  • Experience of a leadership role within a large hospital setting
  • Registered with the SWRB and hold a current APC
  • Significant experience in paediatrics and child protection with excellent supervisory skills to support staff
  • A deep commitment to achieving excellent clinical and business outcomes based on quality service delivery and outstanding and empathetic patient care
  • Sophisticated capacity to develop and promote clinical leadership and engagement
  • The ability to develop an organisation culture based on collaboration, trust and transparency
  • You will be a valued member of the Allied Health Starship Leadership Team and encouraged and supported to develop your potential, including your leadership and management skills.

    This is a genuinely outstanding and challenging allied health clinical leadership opportunity within the very top echelon of the NZ health sector.

    Our organisation values diversity, inclusivity and empathy, if you do too, apply now and join us to make a positive difference for our communities!

    For further information regarding your application please email Allanah Winiata-Kelly, Recruitment Consultant at Allanahwk

    To apply for this opportunity, please visit our careers website via and enter job number CEN08501 to submit an application online and to attach your updated CV and Cover Letter.

    Applications Close : 26th August 2018

    Auckland DHB is committed to the application of the Vulnerable Children Act 2014 and its intent to improve the safety of all children.

    This position is a Core Children’s Worker as defined by the Act.

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    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 & Pacific communities.

    Our organisation values diversity, inclusivity and empathy, if you do too, apply now and join us to make a positive difference"

    This position is a Core Children's worker under the VCA & requires full safety checks completed before any new employee starts

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