Social Worker / Kaimahi Toko I te Ora (Regional Forensic Service)
Capital Health Careers
Kenepuru Hospital
6d ago

The Regional Forensic Community Mental Health Team is looking for an experienced Social Worker that provides safe and clinically effective patient / client assessments and intervention within an inpatient forensic mental health setting.

You will work alongside your team to provide effective, quality social work services to clients within the Forensic Inpatient Units and out in the community.

You will also provide consultation / liaison with other DHB mental health services, NGO providers and patient’s family and whanau.

You will actively participate in the multidisciplinary team.

  • Provide effective, quality social work services to forensic clients
  • Actively participate in the multidisciplinary team
  • Provide comprehensive assessments and plan treatment collaboratively with the client and their Whanau
  • Be actively involved in the treatment and recovery of clients.
  • Role model and provide sound clinical and cultural considerations in the multidisciplinary team process.
  • Assist the client and their family and whanau to achieve optimal health, well-being and safety through provision of appropriate assessments, treatments, rehabilitation and education.
  • Work closely with community agencies to achieve the outcomes agreed by the multidisciplinary team process.
  • Moū About you

  • NZ registered Social Worker with a current annual practicing certificate
  • Member of Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers
  • Clinical experience in an applicable role
  • Minimum of 2-5 years clinical experience
  • Focus on high quality care for the patient / client / whanau.
  • Self-motivated in developing clinical and professional practice
  • Active involvement in the professional development pathway
  • Working effectively with the community
  • Commitment and understanding of the Treaty of Waitangi and a willingness to work positively in improving health outcomes for Maori.
  • Current full NZ driver’s licence (required for roles based in the community or where the role may be required to work across multiple sites).
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Internet resources and e-mail.
  • A high standard of written and spoken English.
  • E pā ana ki a tatou About us

    Here at Capital, Coast & Hutt Valley District we embrace diversity and welcome applications from all people, including 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.

    Capital, Coast & Hutt Valley District are pro-equity health organisation, with a particular focus on Māori, Pacific Peoples, and the Disability Community.

    To find out more about us click on the following links :

    HuttValley DHB

    MentalHealth, Addiction and Intellectual Disability Service

    Me pēhea te tuku tono - How to apply

    Click the apply now button to send your application directly to us. For further information on this role please email Philip.

    Adamson and indicate the job title and vacancy number (AH030-22) in the subject line.

    We require all our employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with an approved vaccine, including have had one booster vaccination.

    We are not accepting applications that do not meet this criteria.

    Please note we will be reviewing applications when received and will progress through the recruitment process until advertising closes on 21 August 2022.

    Ma tini, ma mano, ka rapa te whai

    By joining together we will succeed

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