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Social Workers - Elder Abuse Response Service - full and part time

Advertiser: Age Concern HamiltonMore jobs from this company

Job Information

Job Listing Date
25 Nov 2019
Waikato, Hamilton
Work Type
Full Time
Healthcare & Medical, Psychology, Counselling & Social Work

About the business and the role


With awareness and reporting of suspected elder abuse increasing, our ability to respond needs to increase with the addition of an experienced social worker, nurse or other professional to our team of Waikato wide responders.

We have two roles available, one covering 35 hours per week, the other 15 hours per week.


Job tasks and responsibilities


Age Concern delivers the Elder Abuse Response Service in accordance with its contract with Ministry of Social Development. 

This role involves working within the Age Concern team and a network of health and community based social service providers to respond to notifications of suspected cases of elder abuse, which come in through web and telephone based contacts, self referrals, family, neighbour and friend referrals as well as internal sources.

No two cases are the same; no two days are the same, except every day is rewarding.. 

We need you to draw upon your vast talents and experience to negotiate with clients, families, service providers and other interested parties to help vulnerable older people away from neglect (including self-neglect) or abuse situations where their health and safety are improved.

Within the Age Concern team, we have staff at Hamilton, Thames, Whitianga, South Waikato, Otorohanga and points in between. This is a semi-leadership role of the other individuals who work across the Waikato. Nationally, Age Concern has established safe practices to work within and a national team to regularly exchange information with and network with also.


Skills and experience


We seek experienced social work or other professionals with at least three years experience to deliver our service.

You will need to have a recognised social work, nursing degree or level 6 Diploma as strongly preferred qualifications evidencing your training for this role, along with registration preferred.

We need you to be a team player at all times.

A clean car drivers license is required, as daily travel in supplied cars is likely.

You will need to undergo a Ministry of Justice clearance which should show no result.


Job benefits and perks


Age Concern Hamilton is a superb team who function in a relaxed collegial working environment in the central city.

Free undercover carparking is available to the successful applicant and company vehicles are made available for travel.


The application form will include these questions:
  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in New Zealand?
  • Do you have a current New Zealand driver's licence?

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