Social Worker - Seager Clinic


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

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Putting people at the heart of all we do 

For us to continue 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

Are you looking for the chance to work with a quality driven team that offers collaboration, forward thinking, and professionalism, and can provide you with an excellent opportunity to use your skills and further develop your expertise?

Seager Clinic is an Inpatient extended care unit located on the ground floor, Heathcote Building on The Princess Margaret Hospital site. The unit provides 24 hour specialist, multi-disciplinary care for service users aged over 18 years who have a severe, persisting mental illness. An integrated approach to individualised care is provided and includes the principles of recovery, strengths, and psycho-social models.

Seager Clinic encourages the inclusion of the service users and family/whanau/carers in care delivery. In this permanent full time role as a social worker on the unit you need to be a registered, experienced and confident mental health practitioner, who enjoys working alongside health and social services in the community. You’ll enjoy the responsibility in your role dealing with complex health and social needs of consumers and their families and working in a team environment.

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 our careers page or give us a call to discuss.

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

Email: Hayley.Buick@cdhb.health.nz

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

Permanent/Full Time

Job no: 235162

Location: Christchurch

Closing Date: Wednesday, 12 December 2018