Social Worker / Kaimahi Toko I te Ora (Child Development Service)
Capital & Coast District Health Board
Wellington Community, Wellington Hospital, New Zealand
2d ago

Nau mai, haere mai ki Ūpoko ki te uru hauora.

Location : Wellington Regional Hospital

Contract : Permanent, Part Time, 20 hours per week / 0.5FTE

Salary : As per PSA MECA

About the role

We are seeking qualified applicants for a permanent part-time Social Work position based within the Child Development Service (CDS).

CDS is looking to appoint an experienced social worker to provide comprehensive and effective social work assessment and intervention for patients and their families and whanau to promote and support the best possible health outcomes, interdependence, autonomy and dignity of life.

To support families effectively the SW will require a level of clinical knowledge of health and disability sufficient to undertake profession specific work within the CDS multidisciplinary team, including networks and available community supports in the region.

This role will include a focus of working with children and families where a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) has been made.

The role will assist the CDS team to provide ASD service coordination to children and young people up to the age of 19 years across the Wellington region for those who meet the inclusion criteria for the ASD Coordination Service Specifications.

The Child Development Service is a multi-disciplinary team providing specialist assessment and intervention for children with (or at risk of) an intellectual, sensory or physical disability, and Autism Spectrum Disorder.

We use a holistic approach to enable children with disabilities to reach their maximum potential within their families and extended environment.

The applicant would need to be available to work on all Child Development sites across the region (Wellington to Kapiti) but currently the role is based in Newtown.

Team work is an essential part of the role, working collaboratively with medical and allied health professionals.


  • Refer to Role Description
  • Skills & Experience

  • Current Annual Practicing Certificate from SW Board
  • Membership of Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers Professional Association is desirable
  • Experience working with families of children with disabilities is desirable
  • About our organisation

    Capital and Coast DHB (CCDHB) is located centrally in Wellington and has over 6,000 full-time equivalent staff, making us one of the major employers in the Wellington region.

    CCDHB operates two hospitals Wellington Regional Hospital in Newtown and Kenepuru Hospital in Porirua as well as the Kapiti Health Centre at Paraparaumu.

    The Mental Health, Addiction and Intellectual Disability Service (MHAIDS) spans three DHBs - Wairarapa, Hutt Valley and Capital and Coast DHB’s and includes local, regional, and national services.

    The local MHAIDS services are provided from multiple sites within the 3DHB sub-region greater Wellington, Hutt Valley and Wairarapa.

    Here at CCDHB we embrace diversity and welcome applications from people of all gender identities, ages, ethnicities, sexual orientations, disability and religions.

    A workforce that is diverse and inclusive means that we are better positioned to understand and serve our community.

    CCDHB is a pro-equity Health Organisation, with a particular focus on Māori and Pacific Peoples, and the Disability Community.

    CCDHB provides a range of specialist services including neurosurgery, oncology, neonatal intensive care and community-based services including district nursing, rehabilitation services, social work, alcohol and drug services, and home support services to a population of around 900,000 people.

    How to apply

    Applications close 4 January 2021 and can only be accepted when submitted through our CCDHB Careers Website. For further information on this role, email Philip.

    Adamson and indicate the job title and vacancy number (AH158-20) in the subject line.

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