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Position Title: Social Worker
Location: Otago/Southland
FTE (Hours): 0.50 FTE / 20 hours per week
Date Posted: 05/06/2019
Application Closing Date: 16/06/2019 11PM
Job #: 058615
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Social Worker - Queenstown
Lakes District Hospital

  • Permanent 0.5 FTE (40 hours per fortnight)

We are offering a unique opportunity to work as an integral part of the multi-disciplinary team at Lakes District Hospital. The successful candidate will work in a case management capacity and will be responsible for the delivery of supportive social work services to patients of the department.

You should have the ability to work autonomously, but also be a team player and be able to communicate effectively with a variety of people. This role also requires someone who can think on their feet and remain calm under pressure.

You will require excellent written and oral communication skills, needs assessment skills, networking skills, advocacy skills, critical thinking skills and you will have the ability to support and empower the patient and the family / whanau to reach their goals. Previous experience in Health related Social Work will be an added advantage.

The appointee 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 3 months of appointment. A current full drivers licence is required.

The Southern district offers the benefits of excellent amenities, first class primary through to tertiary education, affordable housing and outstanding recreational opportunities.  Whether it's surfing, kayaking or sailing; skiing, hunting or fishing; theatre, live-music or art – there’s literally something for everyone. Check out for what the region - and we - can offer you and your family / whanau.

Closing Date: Wednesday, 16 June 2019

For further information please contact Jan Strachan, Recruitment Advisor – Strategy, Primary and Community Directorate, Phone (03) 214 5770 or Email: :   

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