Permanent Senior Social Worker – Paediatric Palliative Care Service, Starship Child Health
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Senior Social Worker
Paediatric Palliative Care Service, Starship Child Health
Join our dedicated multidisciplinary team at Starship Children’s Hospital
Applications are invited for the full time position (40 hours a week) of a Senior Social Worker with the Paediatric Social Work team at Starship Children’s Hospital. You will work in a dedicated Paediatric Palliative Care multidisciplinary team to provide holistic biopsychosocial, emotional, spiritual & cultural care as well as address practical needs for the family. Our team cares for children and families from infancy to adolescents with a broad spectrum of childhood cancer and non-cancer life-limiting illnesses.
Starship Children’s Hospital is the only comprehensive children’s hospital in the country serving a population of approximately 1 million children and the Paediatric Palliative Care service is the only specialist children’s palliative care service in New Zealand. It is a multi-disciplinary service comprising medical, nursing, social work and psychological clinicians who provide direct care to children and their families in the hospital and in the home of children residing in the greater Auckland area. As the only service in New Zealand members of the team also provide advice nationally.
Applicants will need to be a Social Worker registered with the SWRB and hold a current APC, experienced in working with children and adolescents with medical or mental health conditions and have a postgraduate diploma. Having had additional training in counselling is desirable. The Paediatric Palliative Care Service has a philosophy of collaborative and consultative working so you will also need to have an interest in working with other paediatric medical and surgical services to improve the well-being of the children and families we share care for.
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Applications Close: Sunday 1st October 2017
“We are a values based and inclusive organisation that is committed to deliver the best health outcomes for our total population. To do this we are working hard to develop a robust and capable workforce that reflects the population we serve. We strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds with the necessary capability and who share our values to apply and would greatly value seeing more applicants from our Māori & Pacific communities. Our organisation values diversity, inclusivity and empathy, if you do too, apply now and join us to make a positive difference and to “do your life’s best work at Auckland DHB”.
Auckland DHB is committed to the application of the Vulnerable Children Act 2014 and its intent to improve the safety of all children. This position is a Core Children’s Worker as defined by the Act.
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How to ApplyClick here to view the position description To apply, please visit our website on by clicking here using reference number CEN01791 and attach a copy of your CV and Covering Letter. If you need more information about this position, please contact Dianne Chan Sau, Recruitment Consultant at DChanSau@adhb.govt.nz. Applications Close: Sunday 1st October 2017
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