Social Workers - Forensic Rehabilitation And Forensic Acute Inpatient

Social Workers - Forensic Rehabilitation And Forensic Acute Inpatient

Waikato District Health Board

Social Workers - Forensic Rehabilitation And Forensic Acute Inpatient

Details of the offer

Where you'll be working:Henry Rongomau Bennett Centre - Puawai Forensic Rehabilitation Wards and Forensic Acute Inpatient Ward
The details:Permanent - 80 hours per fortnight
We require 2 Social Workers to join our dynamic inpatient team. One working across medium and minimum secure environments and the other on Forensic Inpatient Ward - Puna Maatai.
About the service:
The mental health and addictions service deliver a variety of services across the Waikato region. We are a service undertaking a huge programme of change to deliver better outcomes to tangata whai ora and whanau in our region. Nga iwi Ngakaunui - people at the heart is demonstrated best in mental health and addictions, people really are at the heart of all that we do. We know how important strong relationships are; with people who access our services, with their whanau and with the communities we serve.
Puna Poipoi, Puna Taunaki and Puna Whiti have a focus on developing skills to maximise independence and social inclusion and work in one rehabilitation pathway continuum.
Puna Maatai is an acute, medium secure ward located at Henry Rongomau Bennett Centre at Waikato Hospital.
About the role:
This is an exciting opportunity for a skilled social worker to apply their skills, knowledge and understanding to a varied caseload; coordinating care and providing therapeutic interventions, solutions and advocacy to identified psycho-social needs.
As a member of the multidisciplinary team, you will work in partnership to support service users/tangata whaiora to achieve their maximum mental health potential.
Required skills & experience:
has the ability to work effectively with service users and whanau/social network, utilising a recovery and strength-based approach
possesses demonstrated skills in effective documentation of clinical assessments and interventions, including formulation
has a strong recovery focus and a sensitivity to cultural aspects of mental health and the ability to apply the Treaty of Waitangi principles into practice
is highly organised, self-motivated and able to work autonomously as part of a multi-disciplinary team.

You must hold registration with the Social Workers Board of New Zealand and have a current full drivers licence.
Please click here to view the position description.
Why us:
We are a values based and inclusive organisation that is committed to deliver the best health outcomes for our total population. To do this we are working hard to develop a robust and capable workforce that reflects the population we serve. We strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds with the necessary capability and who share our values to apply and would greatly value seeing more applicants from our Maori communities.
We offer:
Internal training opportunities, to support skill development.
Full orientation and mentoring to help you get to know our services.
Flexible working hours within a Mon- Fri framework.

Your application:
Please apply directly online, applications are not able to be accepted via email.
For any queries about the role please contact Amanda Lewis-Wilson on (07) 839 8899.
Application closing date: 31 May 2020
Theme "People at Heart" - Te iwi Ngakaunui
Give and earn respect - Whakamana
Listen to me; talk to me - Whakarongo
Fair play - Mauri Pai
Growing the good - Whakapakari
Stronger together - Kotahitanga

Source: Kiwihealthjobs




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