Registered Clinical Social Worker

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Work Type: 
Full Time
Closing Date: 
Saturday, 21 July 2018

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The Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service are responsible for providing high quality, accessible and timely assessment and treatment to infants, children, adolescents and their family/whanau with a moderate to severe mental health problem.

As a registered health professional in this service, your key deliverables include the following:

To provide evidence based/best practice mental health treatment to referred clients. This would include the ability to provide treatment for a range of diagnoses including anxiety disorders, eating disorders, depression, behavioural problems
To provide consultation and advice to external agencies, including CYFS, SES and attendance at relevant Family Group Conferences regarding mental status, AOD status, risk assessment and treatment recommendations
To complete comprehensive assessment of clients to determine if they meet the entrance criteria of having a moderate to severe mental health diagnosis. Including the ability to complete formulations and mental status examinations
Access referral pathways into mental health and addiction services as appropriate
To contribute to the continued development of the provision of mental health service for children and youth within ICAMHS
To attend and contribute to Multi-disciplinary team meetings

Essential qualification and experience include the following:

Recognised qualification in Social Work with a current NZ practicing certificate
Experience delivering mental health services to children, youth and their families
Proven ability to assess, plan, implement and evaluate client treatment strategies
The ability to use a range of recognised treatment modalities, e.g. cognitive/behavioural techniques, Family therapy Models, etc
Be culturally sensitive, with an understanding of the Principles and Articles of the Treaty of Waitangi
A current driver's licence
Able to maintain confidentiality and use discretion
Able to work unsupervised and prioritise workloads
Possess ability to work cooperatively and efficiently

Have well-developed interpersonal skills including the ability to be comfortable with people of all social standards, cultures and abilities.

For more detailed information please see the position description attached or contact John Ray, Recruitment Specialist on email

Applications are only accepted online so please click the 'apply now' button below to send us your CV and covering letter today.