Health NZ – MidCentral District (previously MidCentral District Health Board) provides healthcare services to over 180,000 people across the Manawatu, Horowhenua and Tararua regions. With a large hospital campus at Palmerston North, the health care provider also provides key health care and support services to neighbouring communities.
To comply with the recent health order, MidCentral District requires ALL its employees to be fully vaccinated (and boosted as applicable) against COVID-19. We are not accepting applications that do not meet this criteria.
MidCentral District actively seeks Māori into our workforce to reflect the community we serve.
Te Uru Rauhi, Mental Health and Addiction Services have an exciting opportunity for experienced and enthusiastic Mental Health and Addiction Social Worker.
We are looking for a candidate who is excited by change and who is committed to ensuring quality, culturally responsive care. This role will be pivotal in ensuring the delivery of safe, efficient, and comprehensive contemporary high quality, whānau whaiora centred clinical services.
Mental Health and Addictions Services at MidCentral District are moving towards a wellness and recovery-focused approach that encourages interconnectedness socially, spiritually, physically and environmentally and encompasses the aspirations to achieve ‘WAIORA’ flourishing individuals, whānau, and communities. This new service model delivery approach will support the achievement of whānau whaiora.
The Social Worker will be a member of Community Mental Health and Addiction Services in our newly developing Specialist Primary Services across our three districts of Horowhenua, Manawatu and Tararua. The home base for this role in in our Palmerston North locality.
The successful candidate requirements:
- A registered social worker
- Current New Zealand Annual Practicing Certificate
- Commitment to MDHB core values: Compassionate - Ka whai aroha, Respectful - Ka whai Ngākau, Courageous - Ka Mātātoa and Accountable - Ka noho haepapa.
- Have excellent written and interpersonal skills
- Strives for excellence and delivers high-quality care that focuses on the needs of whānau whaiora.
The successful candidate will be offered the ability to contribute to the vision of providing Te Mātāpuna o te Ora – connected care for Mental Health and Addiction Services for whānau to ensure flourishing resilient hapori/communities.
You will have the opportunity to join an organisation that is committed and focused on contributing to equity of health outcomes.
You will report to the Specialist Primary Service Manager, Mental Health & Addiction Service.