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Social Worker or Occupational Therapist - Piri ki te Kainga - Step Up Step Down Service - Thames

Where you’ll be working: Thames Hospital

The details: Permanent – 80 hours per fortnight

The Hauraki Mental Health Service and equity partner Te Korowai Hauora o Hauraki are undertaking a significant transformation to integrate mental health and wellbeing care for all whānau in Hauraki.

About the service:

Together the services will work collaboratively to deliver mental health and wellbeing care in the Thames-Coromandel region to improve outcomes for Māori and wellbeing for all whānau. In addition, the service transformation will provide whānau choice in the services they access, in the right place at the right time and by the right provider.

As an integrated service we cover the continuum of care from primary-level community healthcare to advanced, highly specialised, secondary care, including Infant Child and Adolescent, Adult Mental Health, Addictions Services from several locations as well as our new Piri ki te Kainga: Step-Up Step-Down service based in Thames Hospital. Our main base is located in Thames.

Why work for us?

The Piri ki te Kainga: Step Up Step Down service is one of the Closer to Home intiatives and consists of 4 sub-acute beds based at Thames Hospital and a wraparound service for whānau. We now have new roles for a Social Worker and Occupational Therapist to work in our new Step-Up Step-Down sub-acute and across our community mental health team.

We offer rewarding career opportunities in clinical areas and pride ourselves on a work environment that is safe, satisfying, flexible and promotes a healthy work-life balance. We are committed to providing a diverse and inclusive workplace for our staff and whānau. We encourage Māori applicants other ethnicities, and all genders to work in our service.

To view the position description for Social Worker click here or for Occupational Therapist click here.

Your application:

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

You can find out more about why it's so great to work at the Hauraki Mental Health and Wellbeing service by calling Taima Campbell - Poukura Hauora on 027 838 6511 or via email:

Application closing date: Open until filled


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