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Social Worker - Community Alcohol and Drug Service

Where you’ll be working: Community Mental Health, 193 London Street, Hamilton

The details: Permanent – 80 hours per fortnight

We have a vacancy for a motivated, dynamic and enthusiastic registered social worker to join our multi-disciplinary team.

About the role:

This role is based in Hamilton however you will be required to drive throughout our catchment area which includes, Morrinsville, Matamata, Cambridge, Raglan and Huntly. The person we are looking for needs a positive outlook, sound clinical social work knowledge and good time management skills.

Responsibilities of the role:

You will be required to undertake comprehensive assessments, social work assessments and formulate risk management plans with tāngata whai i te ora and their whaanau.

Required skills & experience:

· Committed to the principles of te Tiriti o Waitangi

· Practicing in a manner that tāngata whai i te ora determine as culturally safe

· A flexible and adaptable manner with excellent case-management and communication skills

· Exceptional written and verbal communication skills, with typing/computer skills

· A qualified and registered social worker

· Experience in working alongside tāngata whai i te ora and their whaanau

· Interested in being part of new innovative and transformational change.

· Full New Zealand driving licence.

Previous experience of working in a mental health and an addictions setting would be advantageous.

Why us:

We are a values based and inclusive organisation that is committed to deliver the best health outcomes for our total population. To do this we are working hard to develop a robust and capable workforce that reflects the population we serve. We strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds with the necessary capability and who share our values to apply and would greatly value seeing more applicants from our Māori communities.

Your application:

Please apply directly online, applications are not able to be accepted via email.

For any queries about the role please contact Velda Raybone-Jones, Charge Nurse Manager on (07) 834 6902.

Application closing date: 26 April 2021


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