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Social Worker - Cancer Psychological and Social Support Service

Social Worker - Cancer Psychological and Social Support Service

Southland Hospital

 

  • Come and be part of this valuable initiative
  • Permanent opportunity
  • Part time 0.4FTE vacancy (16 hours per week)

 

About the team

The Cancer Support role is part of the initiative that aims to improve access to Psychological and Social Support Services for adults with cancer. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of the team that develops the Psychological and Social Support Service in line with Ministry of Health specifications, and in line with the goals and philosophies of the Southern Cancer Network. You will provide social work practice at an advanced level to patients and whanau, providing assessment, intervention and evaluation of their health-related difficulties. You will also work closely with other Health Professionals, non-governmental organisations and other providers of cancer support, including primary care practitioners and government departments.

 

About the role, and about you

The role requires an advanced skill level and theoretical knowledge in a specialised area of practice. You should be experienced in working in the health sector, preferably with people with cancer. You should have the ability to work creatively and autonomously, but also be able to work effectively in an interdisciplinary team and communicate easily with a variety of people. You will also need to think on your feet and remain calm under pressure.

 

You must hold a Professional Social Worker qualification (as per Social Worker Registration Board schedules for registration eligibility i.e. Bachelor’s degree equivalent) and be registered and hold a current Annual Practicing Certificate with the Social Work Registration Board (SWRB) within 3 months of appointment. A current full clean driver’s licence is required.

 

About Southern DHB

Southern DHB has the largest regional coverage of all the New Zealand health boards, providing services to 350,000 people in diverse communities across a huge geographical area. We take pride in all the services we provide, and our aim is to improve, promote and protect the health of our region. We believe that our dedicated and passionate staff are a significant driving force behind the achievement of these standards, and we need more like-minded people to help us continue providing for our community.

 

Now is a great time to relocate to Southern if you were considering a move. The Southern district offers the benefits of excellent amenities, first class primary through to tertiary education and outstanding recreational opportunities.  Whether it is surfing, kayaking or sailing; skiing, hunting or fishing; theatre, live-music or art – there is literally something for everyone.  Why don’t you check out https://southernhealthcareers.nz/ for what the region and we can offer you and your whanau.

 

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Closing Date: Sunday, 12 December 2021

 

Due to the fast-paced nature of the DHB, our vacancy close dates may be subject to change. Don’t delay, make sure you apply as soon as possible.

 

Do you currently work for Southern DHB? If so, please apply for this role via our internal careers site, found here:  Pulse > Applications > Corporate > SuccessFactors

 

For further information please contact Karen Cope, Recruitment Advisor – Medical Directorate. Phone: (03) 470 9605 or Email: Karen.cope@southerndhb.govt.nz

 

Pre-Employment checks

In the interests of protecting our people and our patients, all appointments will be subject to:

  • Occupational Health Assessment
  • Police Vetting / Ministry of Justice safety checks
  • Serious misconduct checks (previous Public Service departments and statutory Crown entities only)
  • Following the update to COVID-19 Public Health Response (Vaccinations) Order 2021, to be employed with Southern DHB you will be required to be fully vaccinated as a health care worker.  If you have already been fully vaccinated, you will need to provide proof of this to Occupational Health staff.  If you are not yet fully vaccinated you must make arrangements to be fully vaccinated, as required by the Order, by 1 January 2022

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