Social Worker – Mental Health Services – New Zealand

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Social Worker – Mental Health Services – New Zealand

:  Tauranga
:  New Zealand
:  Mental Health Workers
Job Type
:  Fixed Term or Permanent
:  Yes perhaps a little
:  DOE/DOQ As per collective agreement
Start Date
:  Negotiable

Note: All overseas Social Workers must have at least five years’ post license/registration experience working and being part of a primary mental health service. Your primary experience must be with a mental health service. I can not get you a job if, in the course of your work, you have worked with people who had mental health issues but you were not part of a primary mental health service.

Mō Tātou – About Us

Situated in the sunny eastern coast of New Zealand’s North Island, the Bay of Plenty really is just that, offering vast golden sand beaches, bush clad mountains, lush farmlands and more. Its pleasant climate means that the area has become a favourite for holiday makers, retirees and those looking for a different lifestyle outside of the main cities.

This service is spread across a vast geographical area and centred across two hospitals based in Tauranga and Whakatāne. This employer has over over 4000 staff.

He Kōrero mō te tūranga – About the Role

Are you a Social Worker who is passionate about health social work or wishes to extend your current social work skills This exciting opportunity to work in an amazing Allied Health team at Tauranga Hospital in the beautiful Bay of Plenty may interest you.

This role will be 40 hours per week based within the Tauranga Hospital Allied Health Inpatient Social Work Team. This role could be either fixed term or permanent.

You would be an integral member of the social work service who undertakes client focused, health social work to Tauranga Hospital’s Paediatric, Maternity and Special Care Baby Unit. You will be part of the wider Allied Health team at Tauranga Hospital and work alongside your colleagues in a positive and thriving environment.

With no day being the same, you will have an opportunity to work with people of diverse cultures and ages to undertake biopsychosocial, risk and safety assessments and plan interventions. Utilising your crisis intervention skills you will provide therapeutic support for the patient and whānau and facilitate connections with BOPDHB services and external agencies.

He Korero mōu – About You

The successful candidate will:

Hold a NZ recognised Social Work qualification with SWRB registration
Have proven NZ post graduate experience of at least five years experience, within a primary mental health service provider, and experience in family violence, AOD and mental health would be an advantage.
Have a compassionate nature, who can demonstrate reflexivity and adaptable practice, remaining calm and organised within a challenging, and fast-paced environment.
Have excellent communication and conflict management skills.
Produce timely, accurate written documentation
If you are passionate about people’s wellbeing, trauma recovery and advanced social work practice – we look forward to meeting with you.

Ko o tatou painga – Our Benefits

In-House career development
Competitive remuneration
Highly rewarding role and opportunity to make a difference!
Be a valued member of a multidisciplinary team
SWEAT, our onsite gym
Free onsite parking
Discounts (with local businesses)
Ngā uarātanga ō ā mātou mahi – Our Values

Our manaakitanga CARE values (Compassion, All-one-team, Responsive and Excellence) support each of us to make a difference every day in the things we do and say. Therefore, it’s important that when recruiting, we recruit new colleagues who live by our CARE values.

Me pēhea te tuku tono – How to Apply

Email Larry at with a copy of your CV in Word format to get the ball rolling.

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