Social Worker - Mental Health Services for the Older Person

Applications close 15 March 2020

We have an exciting opportunity for a Registered Social Worker with Mental Health experience to join our MHSOP Community Team. 

The focus is to deliver high quality care to the growing population in the Bay of Plenty. At the heart of our services are our CARE values – Compassion, All-one-team, Responsive and Excellence.

You will work with referrers, health partners, referred clients, their families/whanau and the community to provide an effective triage and assessment, to facilitate and implement planned treatment to maximise health and independence in the community: 

•           Provision of advice and assistance 

•           Resolution of the mental health crisis 

•           Facilitating transition along the care pathway for service-users and their families 

•           Linking consumers to primary care providers and appropriate community agencies 

We have a commitment to working in partnership and collaboration with consumers, family/whanau and the community.

Along with a minimum of 3 years post graduate mental health experience, and preferably experience in older person's mental health the successful applicant will be required to have an excellent understanding of mental health conditions, a good understanding of dementia, the Mental Health Act, PPPR Act, understanding of capacity assessment work up, and a range of therapeutic modalities

For further enquiries please contact Claire McGowan Blair on (07) 579 8141. 

At BOPDHB, our values of Compassion, All-one-team, Responsive and Excellence are at the centre of everything we do.  We use values-based recruitment to help us recruit people who share our values, as we know this makes a positive difference to job satisfaction and the experience of our patients and their families/whānau.   For more information about our values and working at BOPDHB, please visit our website

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

For a copy of the position description please email

Applications must be made online and close on the 15th March 2020