Clinical Manager- Social Work Christchurch Hospital


Our Purpose: What We’re Here For

When you work with the Canterbury District Health Board, you’re part of something very special. We’re world leaders in the delivery of integrated health care, and we’re always striving to Make It Better. From the carers on the front line working directly with patients and communities, to our talented support teams who enable that care, we plan, fund and deliver health services to the almost 600,000 New Zealanders that live in the Canterbury region. And we’re all about putting people at the heart of everything we do.



Our Culture: What Matters To Us

Ko Te Whatu Manawa Tangata

Putting people at the heart of all we do 


For us to continue to putting our communities at the centre of our health system, we’re putting our own people at the centre of everything we do.  Because health is ultimately all about people.  What’s important around here is the way we care for and respect others, the responsibility that all our people take for delivering outcomes, and that we go about our work with integrity in all we do. 


What matters to us is doing the right thing, valuing everyone, and being and staying well ourselves so we can care for our community.


The Role: What This Opportunity’s All About

An opportunity has arisen for an experienced Social Work Professional to join and lead the Christchurch Hospital’s Social Work team as their Clinical Manager. With four direct reports and 51 indirect reports this is a key professional leadership role. You will be responsible for operationally managing the team on a daily basis, providing clinical leadership and strategic direction and collaborating with other managers to achieve optimisation of overall service provision. As a positive role model, you will be highly motivated with excellent communication skills with the ability to engage a large team. This role will require you to build successful relationships not only within the service but with our NGO and Agency partners also.

You will be working with a supportive Allied Health Clinical Managers Team and the CHCH Campus DAH.

This position is Permanent, Full Time, 40 hours per week with the requirement for flexibility around on call hours. 

About you

To be successful in this leadership role, you will have significant experience as a Registered Social Worker, along with a current New Zealand Practicing Certificate. With your proven ability to lead and motivate a team you will ensure you succeed in this management position and facilitate the success of both your direct and indirect reports. You will have demonstrated ability to develop and maintain professional standards and clinical skills, with a strong commitment to quality consumer care. You will have an eagerness to contribute to the development of the service while maintaining a Clinical component to your work.



Belonging Here: Becoming Part Of Our Story

Our people enjoy access to a fantastic benefits scheme, flexible working arrangements and a genuine and ongoing focus on career development.

We hope you’ll seriously consider joining us, but if this isn’t a good fit for you, please share the opportunity with your personal networks and help us find our next rock star! 

If this particular role isn’t for you we do have other similar opportunities please look on careers page or give us a call to discuss.


Apply online, or to find out more information, please contact Hayley Buick



Phone: (03) 3377961


Applicants will be progressed as they apply, so if this sounds like you, please apply now! 



Permanent/Full Time

Job no: 234202

Location: Christchurch

Closing Date: Thursday, 26 July 2018