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Social Worker / Kaimahi Toko i te Ora (Regional Forensic Service)

Nau mai, haere mai ki Ūpoko ki te uru hauora.

Location: Porirua, Wellington

Contract: Permanent, Full time

Service: Regional Forensic Community Mental Health Team

Incoming applications will be reviewed on a weekly basis.

About the role

The Regional Forensic Community Mental Health Team is looking for an experienced Social Worker to provide safe and clinically effective patient/client assessments and intervention within a forensic mental health setting. You will work alongside your team to provide effective, quality social work services to clients within the community. You will also provide consultation/liaison with other DHB mental health services, NGO providers and patient’s family and whanau and actively participate in the multidisciplinary team.


  • Provide effective, quality social work services to forensic clients
  • Actively participate in the multidisciplinary team
  • Provide comprehensive assessments and plan treatment collaboratively with the client and their Whanau
  • Be actively involved in the treatment and recovery of clients.
  • Role model and provide sound clinical and cultural considerations in the multidisciplinary team process.
  • Assist the client and their family and whanau to achieve optimal health, well-being and safety through provision of appropriate assessments, treatments, rehabilitation and education.
  • Work closely with community agencies to achieve the outcomes agreed by the multidisciplinary team process.

Skills & Experience

  • NZ registered Social Worker with a current annual practicing certificate
  • Member of Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers
  • Clinical experience in an applicable role
  • Minimum of 2-5 years clinical experience
  • Self-motivated in developing clinical and professional practice
  • Active involvement in the professional development pathway
  • Commitment and understanding of the Treaty of Waitangi and a willingness to work positively in improving health outcomes for Maori.
  • Current full NZ driver’s licence (required for roles based in the community or where the role may be required to work across multiple sites).
  • A high standard of written and spoken English.

About our organisation

Capital and Coast DHB (CCDHB) is located centrally in Wellington and has over 6,000 full-time equivalent staff, making us one of the major employers in the Wellington region. CCDHB operates two hospitals – Wellington Regional Hospital in Newtown and Kenepuru Hospital in Porirua – as well as the Kapiti Health Centre at Paraparaumu.

The Mental Health, Addiction and Intellectual Disability Service (MHAIDS) spans three DHBs - Wairarapa, Hutt Valley and Capital and Coast DHB’s and includes local, regional, and national services. The local MHAIDS services are provided from multiple sites within the 3DHB sub-region – greater Wellington, Hutt Valley and Wairarapa.

Here at CCDHB we embrace diversity and welcome applications from people of all gender identities, ages, ethnicities, sexual orientations, disability and religions. A workforce that is diverse and inclusive means that we are better positioned to understand and serve our community.

CCDHB is a pro-equity Health Organisation, with a particular focus on Māori and Pacific Peoples.

CCDHB provides a range of specialist services including neurosurgery, oncology, neonatal intensive care and community-based services including district nursing, rehabilitation services, social work, alcohol and drug services, and home support services to a population of around 900,000 people.

How to apply

Applications will not be accepted via email. All candidates applying for any of our current vacancies must complete an online application form by clicking the 'Apply Now' button. Please ensure your uploaded CV and cover letter is in either Word or PDF format. For further information on this role, please email

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