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Social Worker - Adult Inpatient MHS

Are you a dedicated Social Worker who is passionate about working alongside people and their whānau in their recovery journey?

We are looking for a NZ registered Social Worker to join our multi-disciplinary team within the Adult Inpatient Mental Health Unit in Tauranga Hospital, and we are seeking someone who is motivated to contribute towards the development of innovative and culturally-effective acute mental health care.

The successful applicant will be part of a supportive allied health team, working closely alongside another Social Worker, Psychologist and Occupational Therapist, and has an integral role in supporting tangata whaiora to address the social impact of their unwellness, and to facilitate a successful transition back into the community. Being able to quickly build therapeutic partnerships, assisting people to identify and access resources in the community, and collaborating with others to ensure family/whānau inclusion are important attributes of the Social Work role.

We would encourage applications from a Social Worker with proven experience in acute psychiatry but would also welcome those with a genuine desire to promote recovery, a history of working in partnership with tangata whaiora, and a commitment to continued service improvement.

This is classified as a vulnerable persons' worker role, therefore subject to police safety check requirements.

Our values of Compassion, All-one-team, Responsive and Excellence are at the centre of everything we do. We are looking for someone who demonstrates, exudes and embeds behaviours consistent with our Manaakitanga values as well as the above skills and experience.

The BOPDHB are committed to improving Māori health outcomes and achieving health equity for Māori through Te Tiriti o Waitangi obligations. It is essential you demonstrate an awareness of Māori indigenous rights and current issues in relation to health and health equity.

All applications are to be made online.