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Social Worker, New Entry Specialist Practice (NESP) Programme (VID: 5874)

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Location: Palmerston North Hospital
Service: Mental Health Services
Position Type: Allied Health
Appointment Type: Temporary/Part-time
Close Date: 12/12/2021
MidCentral District Health Board actively seeks Māori into our workforce to reflect the community we serve. 
Te Uru Rauhi Mental Health and Addiction services have an exciting opportunity to employ a Social Worker to be part of the Mental Health New Entry to Specialist Practice (NESP) programme for 2022.
If you have a passion for working and partnering with whānau and you are interested in providing a whānau ora – wellness and recovery focused approach that encourages interconnectedness both socially, spiritually, physically and environmentally and encompasses the aspirations to achieve ‘WAIORA’ flourishing individuals, whānau, and communities, we welcome your application.

This new service model delivery approach will support the achievement of whānau whaiora. As a NESP Social Worker you will be part of a team who will be pivotal in ensuring in the delivery of safe, efficient, and comprehensive contemporary high quality, person and whānau centred services.
The successful candidate will:
  • Have a passion for working with whānau and seeing them achieve their aspirations and flourish
  • Be a new graduate with an interest in mental health (or therapist’s new to mental health) are encouraged to apply be employed in our Mental Health Service 36 hours per week for 12 months 
  • Complete the Postgraduate Certificate in Health Science (Mental Health) through Auckland University of Technology 
  • Funding for this study is through Te Pou and the successful applicant must secure a funded position to be offered employment. 

This is an amazing professional development opportunity and only available to NZ residents.

We welcome your application.

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. To find out more information about the Vulnerable Children Act 2014 click here​

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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