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Social Worker

Social Worker

South Community Mental Health Team



  • Permanent 1.0 FTE (40hrs per week) opportunity
  • Competitive salary + Kiwisaver
  • Access to regular supervision, professional development, and peer support
  • Come and join the friendly team at South Community Mental Health


Mō te tūranga | About the role

  • Apply evidenced based and best practice principles to underpin social work practice.
  • Undertake appropriate social work assessments (including psychosocial and risk assessments) of the consumers and their family’s needs and situation.
  • Exhibit effective assessment and counselling skills and be clinically competent.
  • Understands the impact of family harm upon consumers and their family especially children and to work to reduce the risk of further harm.
  • Function as a member of a multidisciplinary team and liaise appropriately with relevant health care professionals, managers, and organisations.


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Mōu ake | About you

  • Be self-motivated, innovative and an effective problem solver
  • Empathetic with patients and their families/whanau.
  • Be able to work autonomously as well as within a multidisciplinary team.
  • Have commitment to maintain social work standards and ethics.
  • Hold a current APC and Registration with the Social Workers Board of New Zealand.


The successful applicant must hold a full and clean NZ driver’s license.


Mō mātou | About us

Te Whatu Ora - Southern has the largest geographical coverage of all the New Zealand regions, providing services to 350,000 people in diverse communities. 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.


Utu whānui |Salary range

This role belongs to the PSA/DHBs Allied, Public Health and Technical Multi-Employer Collective Agreement and falls between Step 1 ($59,035 p.a) and Step 8 ($85,992 p.a pro rata) of the Degree-Based Allied, Public Health and Technical scale.


Rā mōnehu |Closing Date:  Friday 27th October 2023

Due to the fast-paced nature of what we do, our vacancy close dates may be subject to change. Do not delay; make sure you apply as soon as possible.


Tono ināianei | Apply now

We only accept online applications. Please apply via our website: Wording for non-DHB websites only:

For further information please contact James Boyd, Recruitment Advisor, 


If you currently work for Te Whatu Ora- Health New Zealand - Southern , please apply for this role via our internal careers site, found here:  Pulse > Applications > Corporate > SuccessFactors


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)
  • Covid-19 Vaccination is expected for all Workers at higher risk of workplace exposure to COVID-19 through face-to-face patient interaction, working in clinical areas and contact with potentially infectious materials and surfaces.

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