Social Worker, Southland Hospital
Cancer Psychological and Social Support Service Southland Hospital
- Permanent part time position – 0.5FTE
The Cancer Support role is part of the cancer psychological and social support initiative which 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 and sets up 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 whānau, 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.
The combined 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 offer strong leadership and to work effectively in an interdisciplinary team, and be able to communicate easily with a variety of people. You will 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 Social Work Registration Board (SWRB) within three months of appointment. A current full driver’s licence is required.
Invercargill offers the opportunity to have the lifestyle you’ve always dreamed of! Boasting excellent education and restaurants, competitive costs of living and a beautiful coastline, life can be as relaxed or as energetic as you want. Our team enjoy the short commute to work, leaving ample time for what matters to you most. Add to this the close proximity to some of New Zealand’s most famous scenery and holiday destinations (think Queenstown, Wanaka and Milford Sounds, to name but a few!) you can go from seaside to ski-slopes in a matter of hours. Check out https://southernhealthcareers.nz/ for what the region, and we, have to offer!
Sounds too good to be true? Rest assured, you can have it all here. Why not come see for yourself!
Closing date: Sunday, 15 September 2019.
We only accept online applications. Please apply via our website: www.southerndhb.govt.nz/careers/