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Social Worker - Protection of Personal & Property Rights (PPPR)

Permanent Part Time (0.7FTE)

Whangarei Hospital

Working with Te Whatu Ora Te Tai Tokerau is about more than just a job. It’s about enjoying coming to work every day, feeling challenged, trusted and supported, whilst enjoying living in a region that has a lifestyle unrivalled in New Zealand.

Te Whatu Ora Te Tai Tokerau is committed to Te Tiriti o Waitangi and holds stewardship for equitable health outcomes for Māori as Tāngata Whenua as the highest priority.

The Role

We have an exciting opportunity for a Social Worker to join the Social Work Department based at Whangārei Hospital. This role supports and provides education to Te Whatu Ora social workers on the Protection of Personal & Property Rights Act 1988 (PPPR) process.

This role is a permanent, part time position working 28 hours per week between 8.00am and 4.30pm. The days and hours of work are negotiable across the 28 hours per week, as agreed with the Hiring Manager.

Tasks include:

  • Coordinating and supporting colleagues to implement Te Whatu Ora systems and processes regarding PPPR
  • Understanding and engaging in Family Court processes regarding PPPR applications
  • Provide individual and group education to increase awareness of the PPPR Act 1988
  • Maintain professional standards and take part in the responsibility for ongoing professional development
  • Participates in the development and delivery of culturally/professionally acceptable services to Te Whatu Ora – Health NZ clients and families/whanau.
  • Be an effective member of a multi-disciplinary team process that focuses on meeting quality outcomes for clients.

Key Requirements:

  • Current registration with NZ Social Workers Registration Board
  • Current full Drivers Licence
  • Experience working with individuals and families with diverse needs
  • Relevant social work experience that can be translated into an acute health setting

To be successful in this role, you must be able to demonstrate experience in social work processes, theories and concepts including a sound working knowledge of the PPPR process and associated legislation. You will have the ability to maintain professional standards and competence. Whilst not essential, health social work experience will be highly desirable.

A career with Te Whatu Ora Te Tai Tokerau will see you action meaningful change in the region we love, and in your professional development – all whilst enjoying everything the stunning North has to offer. You really can enjoy the best of both.

Our people live our Values:

Tangata I te tuatahi People First - People are central to all we do

Whakaute (tuku mana) Respect - We treat others as they would like to be treated

Manaaki Caring - We nurture those around us, and treat all with dignity and compassion

Whakawhitiwhiti korero Communication - We communicate safely, openly and with respect to promote clear understanding

Taumata teitei (hirangi) Excellence - Our attitude of excellence inspires success, competence, confidence and innovation

Vacancy No: AH24-059