Therapist - 6month fixed term contract - Clinical Services South Auckland
Te Pou Herenga Waka Multi-Agency Centre, Counties Manukau, Auckland
Clinical Services Oranga Tamariki invites applications for a Therapist / Social Worker / Counsellor role. Clinical Services is a team of Psychologists, Therapists and Specialist Child Witness Interviewers who provide services for tamariki and whanau who have encountered abuse and neglect.
This position is a 6-month fixed term position based at Te Pou Herenga Waka Multi-Agency Centre, Manukau, Auckland. The Centre is a joint initiative between Oranga Tamariki Clinical Services, Counties Manukau Health, and New Zealand Police to assure positive outcomes for children and young people who have experienced abuse.
Applicants must have some form of training and qualifications within the Social Work, Psychology or other Mental Health field.
The Specialist Support Worker will provide follow up screening for trauma and other significant presenting concerns of tamariki and rangitahi who have completed Specialist Child Witness Interviews and provide appropriate recommendations to assist in their support and recovery.
The successful applicant will also provide training to key stakeholders and participate in parenting capacity assessments with Clinical Services Clinicians and Oranga Tamariki Social Workers.
Previous experience working with children in a care and protection environment will be an advantage. Responsibilities will include working with Maori and Pacifica clients, providing professional consultation to Social Workers, and liaising with community providers.
Oranga Tamariki has wide-ranging statutory responsibilities and is committed to services that are culturally appropriate.
Oranga Tamariki recognises and has a commitment to the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi.
We offer :
Applications close : 5 November 2020
How to apply :
Please apply using the apply now button. Your cover letter will be a key part of our assessment process, so please highlight how your experience relates to the competencies listed in the position description.
Current Oranga Tamariki employees please apply through your myHR portal at work. This will ensure your myHR employee profile is recognised as internal’.
For further information with regards to the role please email Sravani Peddibhotla at Sravani.peddibhotla ot.govt.nz
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