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Position Title: Social Worker - Women’s and Children’s Health
Location: Otago
FTE (Hours): 0.4 FTE / 32 hours per fortnight
Date Posted: 11/07/2019
Application Closing Date: 14/07/2019 11PM
Job #: 058950
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Social Worker - Women’s and Children’s Health
Dunedin Hospital

  • Permanent part time 0.4FTE

A foot in the door…

If you are an experienced Social Worker with a passion for Women’s and Children’s health this could be the opportunity for you.

Joining the Women’s and Children’s Social Work team will offer you the experience of a life time. Our small but specialised team is innovative and progressive. You will be a part of a team that is dynamic and supportive with an enviable mix of skill knowledge and clinical expertise. This team is committed to delivering a service of the highest standard. We offer access to regular supervision, professional development and peer support.

As a Social Worker in this team, you will have sound Social Work knowledge and skills, be a team player with excellent communication skills and work cohesively as part of the multidisciplinary team (MDT). You'll be responsible for assessing the client’s needs and assisting in their journey through the hospital. You will need a sound knowledge of family violence and child protection issues and be able to respond to challenging situations appropriately. You will be able to think on your feet, be experienced at working under pressure and be able to multi task. You’ll be adaptable and flexible allowing you to work effectively with your clients and within a changing health environment.

Ideally you will have experience working in Women’s and Children’s Health Social Work. It is essential that you bring an understanding of the social determinants of health and the impact this has on client’s health and social needs. A core component of this role is to work in the Pregnancy Counselling Team. You will have experience, or be willing to up-skill, in providing counselling related to termination of pregnancies, adoptions, early pregnancy loss and foetal abnormalities and have pro-choice values.

To be considered for this role applicants must have a professional Social Work qualification and have registration with the New Zealand Social Work Registration Board (NZSWRB) or be able to obtain registration with the NZSWRB within 3 months of appointment. 

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.

Closing Date:  Sunday, 14 July 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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