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Social Worker - Forensic

Forensic Mental Health team - Invercargill

Southland Hospital

  • Salary band - $70,000 - $100,000 and Kiwisaver
  • Permanent part-time 0.5 FTE
  • Great work/life balance

Mō te tūranga - About the role

This role is an essential part of our multi-disciplinary team and provides expert knowledge, skills and input to the care team. In this role you will work with and have the support of our multidisciplinary teams and will also work collaboratively with our partners in the health, NGO, criminal justice and corrections services etc.

Mōu ake - About you

The Social Worker role with the Invercargill Forensic Mental Health Team provides comprehensive assessment, treatment, rehabilitation and monitoring of people identified as having moderate to severe mental illness and associated psychosocial issues.

You'll bring to this role previous experience in a mental health social work position, ideally in a forensic community setting, and have excellent communication and time management skills. You will be a team player and will demonstrate commitment and innovation in your work.

To be considered for the role you should have social work registration with the New Zealand Social Work Registration Board (SWRB). You should also have a current, clean driver's licence and be eligible to live and work in New Zealand.

The location

From excellent shopping to lively cafes and friendly locals, Invercargill has all the benefits of city life with few of the drawbacks. New Zealand's southernmost city is favourably placed on the Southern Scenic Route and is the gateway to some of the most beautiful scenery and destinations including the Southland heartland, Stewart Island, Fiordland and the Catlins.

Now is also a great time to relocate to Southern if you were considering a move. The Southern district offers the benefits of excellent amenities, first class primary through to tertiary education and outstanding recreational opportunities. Whether it is surfing, kayaking or sailing; skiing, hunting or fishing; theatre, live-music or art - there's literally something for everyone. Why dont you check out https://careers.southernhealth.nz/ for what the region and we can offer you and your whanau.

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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 ($70,842 p.a) and Step 8 ($100,466 p.a pro rata) of the Degree-Based Allied, Public Health and Technical scale.

Rā mōnehu - Closing date: Friday, 14 June 2024.

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

For further information please contact James Boyd, Recruitment Advisor, james.boyd@southerndhb.govt.nz

Pre-employment checks

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

  • Occupational health assessment
  • Police vetting/ministry of Justice safety checks
  • Serious misconduct checks (previous Public Service departments and statutory Crown entities only)

To apply

We only accept online applications. Please apply via our website: https://careers.southernhealth.nz/