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Position Title: Social Worker -Invercargill Community Mental Health Team/Forensic Mental Health Team.
Location: Southland
FTE (Hours): Permanent 1.0 FTE
Date Posted: 08/03/2018
Application Closing Date: 23/03/2018 11PM
Job #: 054603C
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Social Worker -Invercargill Community Mental Health Team/Forensic Mental Health Team.

  • Permanent, 40 hours per week

No long commute, no traffic jams, free onsite parking and a good work life balance…It all starts here.

Getting around Invercargill couldn’t be easier, meaning you’ll be to and from work in no time, leaving you with more time to spend on the things that matter most to you.

For those with a passion for the outdoors, Invercargill is an ideal location due to its accessibility to the Fiordland National Parks, Stewart Island and Queenstown, With plenty of beaches, open spaces and mountains nearby, you will never be short of things to do with your time off.

After work, there is an array of restaurants, bars and cafes to go and unwind in. Hospital departments organise frequent social events such as volleyball, barbeques and cinema trips. There are world class sporting and leisure facilities around the area.

For those with children, there is plenty for them to get involved with too! With loads of after school clubs and activity centers’ to keep them occupied.

About the department

The Social Worker role with the Invercargill Community Mental Health Team and Forensic Mental Health Team provides comprehensive assessment, treatment, rehabilitation and monitoring of people identified as having moderate to severe mental illness and associated psychosocial issues. 

About the role

This is a unique and varied role divided (0.5FTE/0.5FTE) between the Invercargill Community Mental Health Team and Forensic Mental Health Team.  It is an essential part of our multi-disciplinary team and provides expert knowledge skills and input to the care team. In this role you will work with and have the support of our multidisciplinary teams and will also work collaboratively with our partners in the health, NGO, criminal justice and corrections services etc.

However, for the right candidate, should they express a preferred interest in one area, we would be willing to discuss options to accommodate a potential fulltime position.

About you

Team fit is key, so you must be able to demonstrate commitment and innovation in your work, whilst supporting and collaborating with your colleagues.

You’ll have previous experience in a mental health social work position, ideally within a community setting, you’ll have excellent communication and time management skills. 

To be considered for the role you should have social work registration with the New Zealand Social Work Registration Board (SWRB), or be eligible for registration and undertake to complete this within 3 months of appointment.  You will also need a current, clean driving license.

Closing Date: Friday 23rd March 2018

For further information please contact Charlotte England, Recruitment Advisor –Mental Health, Phone (03) 214 5769 or Email:

To view the Social Worker - ICMHT Position Description please click here

To view the Social Worker - Forensics Position Description please click here

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