Job Application

Core Social Worker (Full Time) Neonatal Unit, Acute Allied Health, Te Whatu Ora

Full Time, Permanent
Remuneration as per MECA guidelines (between step 1 $58,513 -8 $85,204)

An exciting opportunity exists for an experienced Social Worker to provide social work intervention across the Neonatal Unit at Middlemore Hospital.

The Neonatal Care consists of 46 cots and provides comprehensive care to neonates with complex conditions. Our service provides high standard neonatal intensive care for babies born prematurely from 23 weeks gestation.

The role will work alongside our advanced practitioner within our expanding neonatal unit; working closely with the multidisciplinary team and babies whaanau.

Your understanding of health and disability issues together with sound counselling skills will enable you to work with patients and their families/whanau in therapeutic and holistic way.

A commitment to working with other disciplines within a multidisciplinary team environment, excellent understanding of and commitment to the principles of Te Tiriti O Waitangi and an understanding of Tikanga Maori or a Pacific Island language would be an advantage.

As the Social Worker providing intervention to this service, you can look forward to working in a challenging multi-disciplinary environment where you will be expected to contribute to the development of bi-cultural Social Work practice.

The workdays are Monday – Thursday and involves weekend work.

• Recognised Social Work Qualification (Minimum qualification level B) and Registration
• Sound knowledge and skills in child protection and women’s health social work and knowledge of the relevant health care legislation
• Full, clean driver’s licence

To view the job description, please click here. Please apply online at If you have further questions, please contact Amy Lin in the Recruitment Centre on 09 276 0044 ext 58680 or 

Job Number: CMH202312089

Applications Close: 03 October 2023

At Counties Manukau Health people and their lives matter to us. We are a values based and inclusive organisation that is committed to delivering the best health outcomes for our community. To help us achieve this we need a workforce that reflects the population we serve. We strongly encourage applications from all backgrounds who share our values and have a passion to work in our community and would greatly value seeing applicants from our Maaori and Pacific communities. We are also committed to our Disability Strategy, which focuses on people with disabilities; they are our patients, whaanau, community and our staff - all carefully considered in our action plan. Together we will improve the accessibility needs for everyone who has a disability. Our values are Valuing Everyone- Whakawhanaungatanga , Kind –Manaakitanga, Together –Kotahitanga, Excellent- Rangatiratanga. If these are your values too, then join us today.