Social Worker - Te Haika
Health ProfessionalNZ
Porirua, New Zealand
18d ago

We are seeking a permanent, full time Social Worker 1.0FTE for Te Haika to work in our new Intake team.Te Haika is the mental health telephone contact centre for Capital & Coast District Health Board (CCDHB) and this role is responsible for managing all non-

urgent referrals to 3DHB MHAIDS.This role fits the criteria for a Social Worker (3rd year of practice onward) under the 3DHB Allied Health Career Framework.

The hours are Monday to Friday, business hours (or can be discussed / negotiated with the successful candidate). CAMHS experience would be a definite advantage.

You will enjoy working for a skilled and experienced team with a friendly and supportive culture. Professional supervision and training are encouraged and will be provided.


  • Answer general enquiries from referrers, members of the public and community agencies regarding mental health issues.
  • Provide an initial telephone triage to determine the persons’ eligibility for secondary mental health services
  • Provide a culturally appropriate service which is responsive to the needs of tangata whaiora / consumers, whānau / family and caregivers.
  • Use social work knowledge / theories and experience (e.g. strengths based practice, systems theory) to make a decision on the best outcome for the consumer, using the consumer’s strengths and a professional social work assessment.

  • An experienced registered mental health social worker with at least 5 years of recent work experience in a DHB community mental health team or Crisis Assessment and Treatment Team
  • Experience in mental health triage and risk assessment (including knowledge of child protection)
  • An up to date annual practicing certificate with the New Zealand Social Workers Registration Board and Competence Certificate
  • As this role meets the criteria as a core Children’s Worker under the Vulnerable Children’s Act 2014, the successful applicant must consent to a full police vetting process.

    Capability development is a high priority for CCDHB. Professional development opportunities are a given, as well as the ability to upskill and to take on other roles.

    People and their skills are highly valued at CCDHB. Staff benefits include discounts from many companies throughout the region, access to a cost-

    effective gym including exercise classes and use of two low-cost holiday homes.

    Applications will only be accepted via our careers portal and Seek. All candidates applying for any of our current vacancies must complete an online application form by clicking the 'Apply Now' button.

    Please submit your CV and cover letter in Word or PDF format. If you have queries, please email : Alicia.Graham

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