Lead Professional (full time) Whirinaki, South Auckland
Auckland Health Jobs
Auckland, New Zealand
11d ago

Permanent, full time Looking for the next step in your career? We are seeking two Lead Professionals for our Children’s Team, based at Whirinaki (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services) in South Auckland.

If you enjoy working with children and their whānau, then this could be the opportunity you have been waiting for. The main goals for this role will be to assist in the prevention of harm to vulnerable children and to provide support services to children that have been harmed.

The Lead Professional becomes the main contact for the child and their family / whanau and is supported by the Children’s Team.

The Lead Professional responsibilities include :

  • Being the main point of contact for a child and their family / whanau who is likely to already have a number of relationships with different services
  • Making the best quality decisions for the child and putting the child at the centre, ensuring the child’s voice is heard and putting the child’s needs and welfare centre
  • Gathering all the existing assessments and information about the child and using Tuituia as a framework, coordinating the development of one assessment record for that child covering all their unmet needs
  • Discussing the assessment with the Children’s Team panel and the child and their family / whanau to seek their approval of the assessment and its recommendations

  • Working with the child and their family / whanau and the Child Action Network (children’s workers delivery services to the child) to develop one personalised Child’s Plan to address the identified unmet needs
  • Maintaining accurate, complete and up to date records
  • To view the Children’s Action Plan, please click here. The successful candidate will be a clinician that has New Zealand registration and a valid Annual Practising Certificate, in Social Work, Occupational Therapy or Registered Nursing.

    Our preferred candidate will be someone that lives out our organisational values of Together, Kind, Valuing Everyone and Excellent.

    This clinician will also be able to confidently prepare the child and whānau for life when they exit from our services. You will therefore need to be highly motivated, a good listener and excellent communicator. Essential :

  • Registered Social Worker, Occupational Therapist or Registered Nurse, with a valid APC
  • Excellent report writing skills
  • Full, clean driver’s licence
  • Previous experience working with children in a Mental Health service
  • Knowledge of tikanga Maaori and Pacific cultures
  • Apply today at www.countieshealthjobs.com For more information, please contact Andy de Matos in the Recruitment Centre at andy.

    dematos middlemore.co.nz or 092760044 ext 56837. Job number : CMH02894 Closing date : 31 July 2018 At Counties Manukau Health people and their lives matter to us.

    We are a values based and inclusive organisation that is committed to delivering the best health outcomes for our Community.

    To help us achieve this we need a workforce that reflects the population we serve. We strongly encourage applications from all backgrounds who share our values and have a passion to work in our community and would greatly value seeing applicants from our Maaori and Pacific communities.

    Our values are Valuing Everyone- Whakawhanaungatanga , Kind Manaakitanga, Together Kotahitanga, Excellent- Rangatiratanga.

    If these are your values too, then join us today.


    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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