Social Worker - Raranga Tahi (0.8 FTE)

Part time
Expires in: 11 days

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Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role

Adult Mental Health and Addictions Services, Whangarei


Are you seeking a role with real impact and meaning? Would you like to see the tangible outcome of your work, in your community, every day?  At Te Whatu Ora Health New Zealand we are driving health equality for Te Tai Tokerau and we want you to be a part of our diverse and passionate whānau.


Te Whatu Ora is committed to Te Tiriti o Waitangi and holds stewardship for equitable health outcomes for Māori as Tāngata Whenua as the highest priority.


About the Role


We have an opportunity for a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual to work in our Whangarei based Raranga Tahi Health and Addictions team as a Social Worker alongside our Te Ake Whai Ora NGO partner Te Awhi Whanau.  This is a part time position working 32 hours per week.


In this role, you will improve safety and quality of care for Tāngata Whaiora and their Whānau accessing Te Whatu Ora mental health and addiction services and to assist in the enhancement of culturally responsive services for Māori to improve health outcomes for Māori. You will provide an efficient service in the community for Tāngata Whaiora, their Whānau and community agencies within a defined service provision population.


We are a close whānau that works collaboratively together and genuinely care about each other.  Our sense of belonging is enhanced with a lot of laughter and humour. 


Key requirements


  • Current registration with NZ Social Workers Registration Board
  • Current full Drivers Licence
  • Ability to advocate for Tāngata Whaiora cultural needs appropriately
  • Working knowledge of key adult issues and psychopathology
  • Experience working with individuals and families with diverse needs


Previous experience of working with people with mental health challenges would be an advantage, however if you haven't worked in this area and you possess a positive, proactive outlook and are a team player, we would love to hear from you as we provide a comprehensive training and education package. 


A career with Te Whatu Ora will see you action meaningful change in the region we love, and in your professional development – all whilst enjoying everything the stunning North has to offer. You really can enjoy the best of both.


Our people live our Values:

Tangata I te tuatahi People First - People are central to all we do

Whakaute (tuku mana) Respect - We treat others as they would like to be treated

Manaaki Caring - We nurture those around us, and treat all with dignity and compassion

Whakawhitiwhiti korero Communication - We communicate safely, openly and with respect to promote clear understanding

Taumata teitei (hirangi) Excellence - Our attitude of excellence inspires success, competence, confidence and innovation


Vacancy No: AH23-297