Social Worker – Early Intervention in Psychosis Service
- Permanent, 0.6 FTE (24 hours per week)
The Early Intervention in Psychosis Service is on the look-out for an enthusiastic Social worker with’ experience working in the mental health sector with youth and their families, to join their close knit, multi-disciplinary team.
Our service is a small and dynamic outreach specialist community mental health team, providing comprehensive assessments and interventions for patients with mental health and coexisting conditions.
This role will see you manage a small caseload of young people presenting with complex social needs alongside providing intervention to other clients of the service. This will see you involved in mental health clinical and risk assessments as well as the development of treatment plans and relapse prevention plans throughout the service. Further consultation to the multidisciplinary team and sharing of your expert knowledge in related areas such as family violence and child protection will see you thrive in this role. Commitment to working with a broad cross section of cultures, a sound knowledge of tikanga Māori, and a commitment to working with families/whanau is essential as you continuously work to develop strong community networks with other mental health providers as well as social service agencies.
For the successful candidate, we can offer you robust orientation and will support your ongoing professional development.
If you have a positive attitude towards your work and others’ and a genuine desire to make a difference, we encourage you to apply today.
Please note, all applicants must have a current NZ Annual Practising Certificate.
Closing Date: 20th June, 2018
For further information please contact Olivia Jory, Recruitment Advisor –Mental Health, Phone (03) 470 9605 or Email: Olivia.Jory@southerndhb.govt.nz