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Social Worker

Posted 18 June 2024
What is in it for youNegotiable
Job type Permanent
SectorCorporate Services

Job description

About Us: We are a dedicated to creating a positive impact on the community, our focus is to improve community well-being by reducing the incidence and impact of cancer with the provision of health promotion, support services, information, and research.

This is a part-time permeant opportunity. Apply today to join our dynamic team.

Purpose of the Role, Whāinga te āhuatanga: To provide psychosocial assessment, support, and information to people with cancer and their whānau. This includes support and/or care coordination needs related to primary or recurrent cancer and those receiving cancer treatment.

Social Work Service Objectives:

  • Contribute to the continued growth and development of the social work service in keeping with socio-political changes in Aotearoa.
  • Positively impact on inequitable cancer outcomes for Māori.
  • Assist patients and their whānau with complex social needs to access the help they need.

Key Responsibilities, Tasks, and Performance Indicators:

  1. Contribute to enhancing the service:
    • Collaborate with the Northland Social Worker, Northland Nurse Team Leader, and Auckland Nursing Services Manager to review and adapt work streams and service parameters.
    • Develop measures to evaluate impact in partnership with the Northland team.
    • Coordinate with other Supportive Care services and community agencies.
  2. Positively impact on inequitable cancer outcomes for Māori:
    • Embed support for Māori patients in access criteria and support broader initiatives like Kia Ora E Te iwi and cancer prevention efforts.
  3. Assist patients with complex social needs:
    • Conduct psychosocial assessments and develop care plans using the Te Whare tapa whā model.
    • Communicate effectively with relevant professionals regarding patient risks and needs.
    • Provide counselling on social and financial impacts, facilitating access to external resources.

Experience and Qualifications:

  • Degree in Social Work, current APC, Registered with SW Registration Board, driver's license.
  • 2 years practical experience in social work.
  • Experience with clients with physical health conditions and families/domestic violence.
  • Knowledge of health and disability sectors, social work counselling skills, IT proficiency, and psychosocial assessment competencies.

Skills Required:

  • Understanding of addressing health inequities and working with diverse populations.
  • Excellent communication skills, empathy, and biculturalism knowledge.
  • Ability to prioritize workloads, adhere to professional ethics, and document interactions accurately.
  • Networking abilities, team orientation, and efficient time management.


  • Relationship management, interpersonal communication, resilience, delivering quality results, safety, integrity, continuous improvement, conflict resolution, respecting diversity, Te Tiriti o Waitangi awareness, reducing health inequalities, strategic thinking, analysis and problem solving, initiative, planning and organizing, teamwork and collaboration, innovation.

Key Relationships:

  • Manager Supportive Care, Nursing Services Manager and Nurse Team Leader, Northland Social Worker, Auckland supportive care services teams, external cancer support agencies, government agencies, and community-based organizations.

This role offers an opportunity to make a significant impact by supporting individuals and families affected by cancer, particularly focusing on enhancing social support and addressing health disparities. If you are passionate about social work, committed to improving health outcomes, and thrive in a collaborative environment, we encourage you to apply.

You must have working rights in New Zealand and up to date qualifications to be considered for this role.