Social Worker / Kaimahi Toko I te Ora (Cancer Support)

Capital & Coast DHB

  • Permanent Part Time
  • Wellington

Nau mai, haere mai ki Ūpoko ki te uru hauora.

Location: Wellington Regional Hospital
Contract: Permanent, part-time (0.8FTE)
Salary: As per PSA MECA

About the role

We are seeking a social worker to join our specialist team of social workers and psychologists, supporting people with a cancer diagnosis, and their whānau.  There will be a particular focus on supporting people with gynaecological cancers, and you will play an important role in establishing this position within the DHB.  You will work primarily with outpatient/community-based patients, working with people with high and complex needs, and a wide range of cultural and socio-economic backgrounds. 

You will be well supported by a friendly and enthusiastic team, with leadership from the Regional Lead, Social Work Professional Leader, and highly skilled and experienced social workers from across the region. 

We offer opportunities for professional development, clinical and cultural supervision and the opportunity to make a real difference to people affected by cancer.


  • Provide social work assessment and intervention 
  • Provide support around emotional issues and life changes as a result of cancer
  • Provide and coordinate assessments and services 
  • Operate from a strengths perspective 

Skills & Experience

  • NZ Registered Social Worker with current annual practising certificate
  • Minimum of 3 years professional practice
  • Comprehensive psycho-social assessment skills 
  • A clear understanding of the health needs of Māori and Pasifika communities 
  • Skills in supportive counselling
  • Previous work in a health setting and a good understanding of health social work is desirable, but not essential 

About our organisation

Capital and Coast DHB (CCDHB) is located centrally in Wellington and has over 6,000 full-time equivalent staff, making us one of the major employers 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. 

The Mental Health, Addiction and Intellectual Disability Service (MHAIDS) spans three DHBs - Wairarapa, Hutt Valley and Capital and Coast DHB’s and includes local, regional, and national services. The local MHAIDS services are provided from multiple sites within the 3DHB sub-region – greater Wellington, Hutt Valley and Wairarapa. 

Here at CCDHB we embrace diversity and welcome applications from people of all gender identities, ages, ethnicities, sexual orientations, disability and religions. A workforce that is diverse and inclusive means that we are better positioned to understand and serve our community.

CCDHB is a pro-equity Health Organisation, with a particular focus on Māori and Pacific Peoples and the Disability Community.

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.

How to apply

Applications close Sunday 5 July and can only be accepted when submitted through our CCDHB Careers Website. For further information on this role, email and indicate the job title and vacancy number (AH076-20) in the subject line.

Ma tini, ma mano, ka rapa te whai
By joining together we will succeed


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