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The medium secure forensic inpatient units, Purehurehu and Rangipapa, both based at Kenepuru, are looking for a registered social worker to join their multidisciplinary teams.

You will:
• provide specialist treatment to clients
• provide comprehensive assessments and plan treatment collaboratively with the client and their whānau
• be actively involved in the treatment and recovery of clients
• Role model and provide sound clinical and cultural considerations in the multidisciplinary team process
• assist the client and his/her family/whanau to achieve optimal health, well-being and safety through provision of appropriate assessment, treatment, rehabilitation and education
• work closely with community agencies to achieve the outcomes agreed by the multidisciplinary team process
• participate in, and contribute to, professional development activities in social work

About the forensic services:

Te Korowai Whariki comprises two clinical groupings – the Intellectual... Disability Service Group (including national secure inpatient unit, the national youth ID facility, community services and NIDCA) and the Central Regional Services (including the Central Regional Forensic Mental Health Service, the Youth Forensic Service, Inpatient Rehabilitation and Extended Care Service.

The regional arm of Te Korowai-Whāriki includes the Central Regional Forensic Mental Health Service which operates at the interface between Mental Health Services and the Justice System and works within the following settings – prisons, courts, community, and inpatient. The Service offers assessment and rehabilitation services to:

• Defendants charged with criminal offences
• Offenders who have psychiatric illness

The Service also provides consultation and liaison to general mental health services, including provision of cultural support with formal reviews and a network of community services based at Wellington, Wairarapa, Manawatu, Wanganui, Hawke’s Bay and Gisborne/East Coast
Porirua New Zealand


Apply - Social Worker - Forensic Inpatient Units Porirua