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Social Worker - Mental Health & Addiction Services, Opioid Substitution Team, Manawatu

Our Organisation

Te Pae Hauora o Ruahine o Tararua MidCentral (MidCentral) is part of Te Whatu Ora, Health New Zealand and provides healthcare services to over 180,000 people across the Manawatū, Horowhenua and Tararua regions.

With a large hospital campus in Palmerston North, it also provides key health care and support services to neighbouring communities.

The Opportunity

Te Uru Rauhi, Mental Health and Addiction Services at MidCentral district have an exciting opportunity for an experienced and enthusiastic Registered Social Worker.

This position will be based in the Manawatu locality and provide some services across the rohe.

The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate a level of knowledge and skill in the assessment and management of mental health and addiction presentations within a community setting.

The ability to work biculturally for improved equity of health outcomes is... favourable. The role will also include the capacity to be part of a new model of care Te Mātāpuna o te Ora which focuses on an integrated treatment approach for those who would benefit from mental health and addiction services.

We are looking for a candidate who is highly motivated, is committed to ensuring culturally responsive care, is excited by change and able to work across teams, and is committed to a strengths based recovery approach that supports people and family / whanau to achieve their goals.

Come and join us

Employing over 2500 people, MidCentral offers a supportive work environment that accepts and values all employees. We actively seek Māori kaimahi into our workforce and provide an environment which delivers our commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.

MidCentral region offers an excellent lifestyle for families with scenic spots for hiking and mountain-biking, great schools and tertiary institutions.

With the mountains, city and sea at your doorstep, you'll get to taste the best of both worlds the perfect blend of rural and city living.

• An encouraging learning environment where you will continue to grow and be challenged
• A professional and supportive culture and team setting
• Fulfilling and challenging work with great lifestyle options
• Tailored wellness programmes
Whanganui New Zealand


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