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Māori Social Worker/Kaitakawaenga
Is Whakawhanaungatanga important to you and your service of care?
Are you passionate about Kaupapa Māori and kawawhakaruruhau?
We are looking for a Kaitakawaenga with a passion for helping Māori.
E ngā mana, e ngā reo, Rangatira ma, tenei te panui ake i tenei Turanga, kua tu wātea mai hei kaimahi Māori mo Waitematā DHB. Tona taitara he: Kaitakawaenga / Social Worker
We’re looking for a highly motivated, independent practitioner with lots of energy, an outstanding communicator with the ability to build rapport quickly with any individual or group and be effective working as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
This opportunity is for a Permanent Full Time position (1 FTE) working with the Inpatient and Community Services of Waitematā DHB. The position is based at North Shore and may provide services across the Waitematā catchment area.
The successful candidate will be patient and whānau-centred in their approach and have excellent social work and counselling skills. Experience working with Māori patients in a hospital setting as well as experience working in the community will be preferred.
The successful candidate will also have experience working with grief and loss, crisis intervention, complex problem solving and emotional support. You will be an effective communicator and key member of dynamic multidisciplinary teams. You will also have the opportunity to provide consultation to the multi-disciplinary teams on how to incorporate Social Work principles and the Māori Model of care into patient care to enhance clinical outcomes for Māori patients and their whānau.
You must hold a bachelor of Social Work degree and be registered with the New Zealand SWRB, or equivalent overseas registration and be committed to working towards NZ registration. ANZASW membership.
We offer excellent professional development support which allows you to meet your continuing competency requirements, including regular case review and professional supervision.
If being part of a culturally responsive Health Organisation and making a difference with Māori is something your passionate about, we would love for you to apply. You can apply directly online by visiting our website at www.wdhbcareers.com quoting reference number WDHB9973