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Social Worker (Whānau Care Services)

Social Worker (Whānau Care Services)

Social Worker (Whānau Care Services)

Capital & Coast District Health Board

Closing Date : 30 Sep 2018


Capital and Coast DHB (CCDHB) is located centrally in Wellington and has the equivalent of around 4,300 full time staff, making us a major employer in the Wellington region. CCDHB operates two hospitals – Wellington Regional Hospital in Newtown and Kenepuru Hospital in Porirua – as well as the Kapiti Health Centre at Paraparaumu. We also operate Te Korowai-Whāriki, a large mental health campus based at Porirua.

CCDHB provides a range of specialist services including neurosurgery, oncology, neonatal intensive care and community-based services including district nursing, rehabilitation services, social work, alcohol and drug services, and home support services to a population of around 900,000 people.

Wellington is New Zealand’s capital city, a cultural and cosmopolitan epicentre renowned for its vibrant cafés, restaurants, international sporting and cultural events set in a beautiful natural harbour.  With easy access to vineyards in the Wairarapa and beaches on the Kapiti Coast, there’s plenty of opportunity for adventure or simply to relax and unwind.


Are you a qualified, experienced and passionate Social worker?  Or are you keen to develop your skills in an interesting and specialised area of practice? Then this position could be the role for you!

Whānau Care Services has an exciting opportunity for a Registered Social Worker to work directly with Māori patients, their whānau and C&C DHB staff to provide expert care, from admission to an inpatient setting through to integration back into the community.  This is a full time fixed term opportunity for 12 months.  We will consider part time and job sharing options including a secondment if you are applying from within the DHB.

You will be based at Wellington Regional Hospital, and work alongside a dynamic multi-disciplinary team dedicated team providing a variety of services to patients who identify as Māori.

Utilising your comprehensive generalist Social Work skills, your strengths-based approaches combined with culturally focused clinical approaches will safely and effectively meet the needs of the people we work with. Your role will co-work work with other Social Workers to improve access, provide education, coordinate treatment, support and provide advocacy in all care for Māori patients from all services.

As the successful candidate you will join an enthusiastic and dynamic multi-disciplinary team dedicated team providing a variety of services to patients who identify as Māori. You are required to be registered or provisionally registered with the New Zealand Social Workers Registration Board.  Relevant Health Social Work experience as well as experience working with children and families would be an advantage.  We provide regular clinical supervision and continuing professional development.


  • Provide safe and clinically effective patient/client assessment and intervention
  • Provide support and advocacy to Māori patients and their whānau from admission
  • Provide support and advocacy to Māori whānau and providers


  • Minimum of 3 years clinical practice 
  • Clinical experience including bi-cultural and multi-cultural social work practice frameworks
  • NZ Registered Social Worker with current annual practicing certificate


Capability development is a high priority for CCDHB. Professional development opportunities are a given, as well as the ability to upskill and to take on other roles. People and their skills are highly valued at CCDHB.

Staff benefits include discounts from many companies throughout the region, access to a cost-effective gym including exercise classes and use of two low-cost holiday homes at Taupo.


Applications will not be accepted via email. All candidates applying for any of our current vacancies must complete an online CCDHB application form by clicking the 'Apply Now' button.

Applications close on 30th September 2018. Please ensure your uploaded CV and cover letter is in either Word or PDF format. For further information on this role, please email and please indicate the vacancy number (AH122-18) and job title in the subject line.

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