Part-Time Haumaru Whanau Advanced Practitioner Social Worker
Ehara taku toa i te toa takitahi. Engari, he toa takitini.
Success is not the work of one, but the work of many.
56 hours per fortnight
This is an exciting opportunity for a social worker to join the Haumaru Whanau – Violence Intervention Programme team. This role is being established to support the continued growth and development of the programme, whose goal it is to ensure Hawke’s Bay District Health Board (HBDHB) has a robust response for Whanau impacted by the range of social harms, including family violence, neglect, child abuse, suicide and addictions.
Haumaru Whanau is a collection of programmes that support clinicians through training and consultation to provide a safe and timely response to those in need in our community. We have strong networks with community organisations and other Government Agencies, and most importantly with the variety of services and teams within our organisation.
As a registered social worker, your role will be to assist in the training and development of DHB staff to respond to social harms. You will also work closely with DHB employees to respond to risk and utilise your community knowledge and networks to make onward referrals for support. You will have a particular role in the Emergency Department, supporting them to respond in their acute setting, so an ability to think on your feet and problem solve will be crucial. You will also have an active role in quality improvement initiatives and a key role in collecting data and evidence to inform best practice.
Experience in the family harm and child protection field will be crucial to your success in this role, as will an understanding of the complexities of related issues such as alcohol, addictions, mental health and suicidal ideation. Experience in working with multi-disciplinary, inter-disciplinary groups and/or in a health setting will also be advantageous. An interest and understanding of population health methodology, health promotion and harm reduction will also be advantageous. We are also seeking applicants with a commitment to addressing health inequities and improve the cultural responsiveness of services.
This is a permanent position, Monday to Friday, 56 hours per fortnight.
For further information please contact Cheryl Newman, Team Leader on 06 8788109 x 2456 or 027 4844 326
The values of the Hawke’s Bay health sector are:
He kauanuanu – Respect
Ākina – Improvement
Rāranga te tira – Teamwork
Tauwhiro – Care
How to ApplyTo make an application and view the Position Profile please visit our web site: http://www.hawkesbay.health.nz/
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