Social Worker - Community Older Person’s Mental Health


 

  • Permanent, part-time opportunity (0.7FTE) 28 hours a week.
  • Join an experienced team of healthcare professionals who are passionate about continued professional development!
  • Registration with the NZ Social Workers Professional Board and an enthusiasm for older person’s mental health is essential

The Team: What we do 

The Older Persons Mental Health Community Team has a part-time opportunity for an experienced Social Worker, who has a passion for working in mental health and enthusiasm to make a difference in the lives of older persons. This role involves working directly with clients/tangata whai ora, whanau, NGO service providers, Primary Health sector and Aged Residential Care facilities with the support of our wider Multi-disciplinary team. The role also involves working alongside the team at the referral centre as required, managing intake and acute situations.

This is an exciting and rewarding opportunity to provide quality care to older people within the Canterbury community.

The Role: Where you fit it

In this role, you will be responsible for:

  • Working with individuals, groups and their families/whanau experiencing mental health and/or dementia with a focus on psychiatric assessment and care coordination;
  • Completing mental health assessments;
  • Developing client-focussed and engaging care plans;
  • Working with consumers from diverse social and cultural backgrounds and working collaboratively with whanau, the wider multidisciplinary team, and other relevant agencies to ensure the best outcomes;
  • Action interventions, requests for information, and providing reports within adequate timeframes;
  • Identifying and contributing towards service improvement initiatives;

Your skills will include:

  • A flexible and adaptable approach to your work;
  • Good interpersonal skills, with ability to form relationships with clients and families under stress;
  • Registration as a Social Worker with current Annual Practicing Certificate is essential;
  • Strong clinical post-graduation experience;
  • Experience within the mental health sector and/or older person’s health is preferable;
  • The ability to undertake InterRAI assessments is advantageous however training can be provided.

Ngā hua | Benefits of working at Te Whatu Ora [Health New Zealand]

When you work at the Te Whatu Ora, you are part of a wider whānau that will support you along your journey. We offer great coaching, mentoring and learning outcomes for all staff. We are always improving our facilities across all campuses and have amazing discounts from select retailers, restaurants and business.

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Only applications submitted via our career site will be accepted, therefore apply directly on our career site hereContact us on recruitment@cdhb.health.nz for additional information.

We have a range of clinical and non-clinical roles at Health New Zealand, there could be a place for you!

Please visit our careers website for other roles and find your ideal fit within Health New Zealand.

The Future of the Health Industry

The role that you are applying for is one that may only be performed by a person who has been vaccinated against Covid-19.  It is therefore a condition of this application that you are vaccinated against Covid-19. As a person working in the health and disability sector you will come into contact with a large number of people, some of whom may be vulnerable.  Without a vaccine, there is the risk that you may contract Covid-19.  The requirement to be vaccinated is to keep you safe and also to endeavour to protect others against the potential transmission of Covid-19 as a result of you contracting it in the course of your employment.

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To attend the hui we do require you to complete our online application form here.

Any further pātai (questions) please contact us on recruitment@cdhb.health.nz 

The Future of the Health Industry

The role that you are applying for is one that may only be performed by a person who has been vaccinated against Covid-19.  It is therefore a condition of this application that you are vaccinated against Covid-19. As a person working in the health and disability sector you will come into contact with a large number of people, some of whom may be vulnerable.  Without a vaccine, there is the risk that you may contract Covid-19.  The requirement to be vaccinated is to keep you safe and also to endeavour to protect others against the potential transmission of Covid-19 as a result of you contracting it in the course of your employment.

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Permanent/Part Time

Job no: PC2164174

Location: Christchurch

Closing Date: Tuesday, 4 October 2022