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Autism Spectrum Disorder Coordinator, Child Development Service (VID: 5622)

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Location: Palmerston North Hospital
Service: Child Development Service
Position Type: Allied Health
Appointment Type: Permanent/Part-time
Close Date: 9/05/2021
MidCentral District Health Board actively seeks Māori into our workforce to reflect the community we serve.
An exciting opportunity has become available for those with a special interest in Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). The Child Development Service is seeking applications from Social Workers with experience in coordinating services for this client group.
The position is 24 hrs per week and sits with the Child Development Service. The successful person will provide a coordination service for children newly diagnosed with ASD and their families who reside in our region. This role would suit an experienced practitioner who has a clear understanding of what type of services are needed by the children and whanau. Experience in working with across a range of community providers and the education sector would be an advantage.
The Child Development Service is a regional service based at the Palmerston North Hospital.  It is a multi-disciplinary allied health service providing a range of assessment, intervention and support services to children with developmental and behavioural concerns and their whanau who reside within the MidCentral Health region.   
MidCentral District Health Board is committed to ensuring that children and young people are safe from abuse and harm. As part of our commitment to children and young people, and in line with the Vulnerable Children Act 2014, appointment to positions that involve regular or overnight contact with children will include worker safety checks. These checks are in addition to the requirement to have a satisfactory police clearance. Further information will be provided to shortlisted candidates. More information about the Vulnerable Children Act 2014 is available from the Ministry of Vulnerable Children website.

MidCentral District Health Board employs more than 2500 staff at Manawatu, Palmerston North, Tararua and Horowhenua and Otaki districts.
Palmerston North Hospital is a 350 bed secondary hospital, which services an urban population of 80,000 and a total population catchment of 168,000. In addition, the hospital is a teaching hospital, and is associated with both Auckland and Otago medical schools.
Palmerston North is a major university city and is at the hub of key routes to the central North Island ski fields, and river adventures. Wellington the capital city, is only a two hour journey by road, as are the wine growing regions of Hawke's Bay and Wairarapa.
For further information:
Human Resources
Private Bag 11036
Manawatu Mail Centre
Palmerston North 4442

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