- Work in a multidisciplinary team in the Warkworth community
- Respond to the cultural and practical social needs of patients and whānau
- Permanent part time working flexibly 32 hours per week
About the role
We have an opportunity for a registered Social Worker to join our multi-disciplinary team in a permanent part time working in the Warkworth/Wellsford region. In this role, you’ll respond to the psychosocial needs of patients and their families in the community by:
- Maintaining own caseload of referred patients and providing dedicated clinical care
- Playing an active and collaborative role in the multidisciplinary team
- Providing evidence-based social work that complies with relevant legislation and policy standards
- Building and maintaining links with community agencies
- Contributing to internal and external training and education sessions
- Facilitating groups
This role is based out of Tui House in Warkworth and is for 32 hours per week. The days of work are flexible and hours can be worked between Monday to Friday to suit you.
You will bring demonstrated experience in social work, experience (or a genuine interest) in palliative care, and knowledge of the holistic needs of patients and their families. Our ideal candidate will have:
- A Bachelor’s Degree in social work
- Registered with the Social Workers Registration Board (SWRB)
- A valid, clean full NZ driving licence
- A strong interest in the local community and its key issues and customers
- The ability to work autonomously while also contributing effectively to the multi-disciplinary team
Above all, you’ll be empathetic, an active listener and have great communication skills with the ability to adapt these to a wide-ranging audience. You’ll be a team player who is happy to pitch in and help where needed and have great time management skills with a flexible attitude. Presentation skills particularly those around group work and cultural support would be a great advantage.
Harbour Hospice is one of the largest hospices in New Zealand, caring for patients and their whānau for almost 40 years. Every day we care for more than 350 people across the North Shore, Hibiscus Coast and Warkworth/Wellsford regions, supporting them at home (or in one of our three sites) to live every moment in whatever way is most important to them.
Our bespoke services, given free of charge, include medical care, psycho-emotional / social / spiritual support, physiotherapy, social activities and more.
What’s in it for you?
If successful, you’ll be welcomed with an in-depth induction, ongoing development opportunities and a high trust culture. You’ll be an important part of a well-established, supportive and dedicated multidisciplinary team who share a passion for making every moment count for the people we care for at Hospice. You’ll not only develop meaningful relationships with your colleagues, but best of all, you’ll make an immeasurable impact on the lives of your patients. You’ll not only give specialist care, but also help to create moments and memories that will stay with families for a lifetime.
How to apply
For more information or to obtain a position description call Peggy Newton, Recruitment Specialist, on 021 241 5567 or click below to submit your application online. Be sure to include a cover letter about you and why you’d like to join the team.