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Social Worker | Child, Adolescent And Family Access Team

Last update 2024-03-04
Expires 2024-03-04
ID #2028794305
Social Worker | Child, Adolescent And Family Access Team
New Zealand, Canterbury, Christchurch,
Modified February 13, 2024


* 1x Fixed Term full time * 1x Permanent full time * Bring your clinical expertise and play an integral role in assisting young people with a psychiatric crisis.

* Experience working within a mental health setting is essential to this position.

Mō te tūnga - About the Role Our Child, Adolescent and Family (CAF) Access Team receives enquiries and referrals for our CAF specialist mental health services and provides an emergency response with short term follow-up for young people with a psychiatric crisis.

Currently based at The Princess Margaret Hospital we are a small but growing multi-disciplinary team who work closely together.

Your role will involve time in the referral area, including phone triaging, as well as in the emergency function where you will be completing phone triaging, face to face emergency comprehensive psychiatric assessments and if required some brief term follow up.

Clinicians have a range of skills and expertise working with young people 0 up to 18 years of age (older if still at school).

We have two opportunities: 1x parental leave cover until April 2025 1x permanent position Both working 40 hours per week for a NZ Registered Social Worker.

The days and hours required for this position are to be negotiated.

Ko wai koe | About You In this role, you will be responsible for: * Phone triaging of young people in crisis in conjunction with their family/whanau; * Providing comprehensive psychiatric assessments and interventions to young people in psychiatric crisis and brief case management if felt necessary by multi-disciplinary team; * Triaging routine referrals into our CAF services; * Working collaboratively with external agencies striving for better health outcomes in our community.

Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako - Skills and Experience * The ability to effectively communicate and work collaboratively with young people, family/whanau, within the team and with other agencies; * A minimum of 2 years mental health experience along with knowledge of general mental health assessment or risk is desirable or be willing to complete post graduate training; * Experience within a Child and Adolescent setting and an understanding of child and adolescent development is advantageous; * As some travel is required in this position, a current NZ driver - s license is essential.

* Registration with the Social Work Registration Board is essential.

Mō mātou | About Us Specialist Mental Health Services are an interdisciplinary team that forms part of Te Whatu Ora - Waitaha Canterbury.

We are committed to working and partnering with tāngata whaiora and their whānau.

Constantly striving to work within our philosophy; we develop therapeutic, supportive and empowering relationships with our consumers, enabling them to achieve their personal goals and aspirations.

Tono ināianei | Apply Now Applications are only accepted online so please visit our website at complete an application.

Enquiries: Shannon Le Roux - Recruitment Partner ******

Job details:

Job type: Full time
Contract type: Permanent
Salary type: Monthly
Occupation: Social worker | child, adolescent and family access team

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