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Social Worker

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Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role

  • 0.8 FTE (flexible days/hours Monday to Sunday) fixed-term opportunity until 1 January 2025
  • Competitive salary plus Kiwisaver
  • Access to regular supervision, professional development, and peer support

Mō te tūranga - About the role

The Rural Health Social Work role at Lakes District Hospital encompasses General Inpatient, ED, Maternity, Outpatients and Community including ACC/MSD/NASCs, and is an all age service currently managed by one FTE.

The role has grown over the past two years with a continually expanding population with more complex health factors including wide ranging social issues. Social Work is integral to the MDT processes across Secondary and Primary Health sectors and as an Interagency approach across the broad spectrum of Community Services when working alongside clients.

The role is very busy and varied day to day with a need to understand health related issues and simply convey in client discussions to support health care planning. The ability to flex and adapt is essential to support the needs of Inpatient Services for patient journey and bed flow management for timely discharge planning and access to relevant community services.

This new Social Work role is an exciting opportunity to experience Rural Health with colleagues who are dedicated to the Wakatipu Basin community and advocate for clients to have easier access to Tertiary Health in Southland and Otago.

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Mō mātou - About us

Te Whatu Ora - Southern has the largest geographical coverage of all the New Zealand regions, providing services to 350,000 people in diverse communities. We take pride in all the services we provide, and our aim is to improve, promote and protect the health of our region. We believe that our dedicated and passionate staff are a significant driving force behind the achievement of these standards, and we need more like-minded people to help us continue providing for our community.

Utu whānui - Salary range

This role belongs to the PSA/DHBs Allied, Public Health and Technical Multi-Employer Collective Agreement and falls between Step 1 ($59,035 p.a) and Step 8 ($85,992 p.a pro rata) of the Degree-Based Allied, Public Health and Technical scale.

Rā mōnehu - Closing date: Friday, 1 December 2023.

Due to the fast-paced nature of what we do, our vacancy close dates may be subject to change. Do not delay, make sure you apply as soon as possible.

Tono ināianei - Apply now

If you currently work for Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand - Southern, please apply for this role via our internal careers site, found here: Pulse > Applications > Corporate > SuccessFactors

Pre-employment checks

In the interests of protecting our people and our patients, all appointments will be subject to:

  • Occupational health assessment
  • Police vetting/Ministry of Justice safety checks
  • Serious misconduct checks (previous Public Service departments and statutory Crown entities only)
  • Covid-19 Vaccination is expected for all Workers at higher risk of workplace exposure to Covid-19 through face-to-face patient interaction, working in clinical areas and contact with potentially infectious materials and surfaces

To apply

We only accept online applications. Please apply via our website: