Social Worker


Our Social Work Service is a supportive team, committed to professional development, continuous learning and clinical improvements.The team is a mixture of inpatient and community registered social workers who readily share their expertise and knowledge.


A permanent 0.8FTE (32 hours per week) position is available to a qualified and registered social worker to work on our Acute Medical Ward. You will be a key member of the multi-disciplinary team, providing comprehensive psychosocial and risk assessments, and ensuring safe and supported patient discharges.  This is an exciting, face paced, skilled social work role.  You will be working with patients and their family/whanau who are experiencing varied and often complex emotional, social and physical health related needs.  The role requires creative, innovative thinking and problem solving and the application of best practice of models of care.


  • Registration with Social Work Registration Board and current Annual Practicing Certificate.
  • Previous experience in physical or mental health.
  • Excellent communication and time-management skills.
  • Self-motivated and directed.
  • Skilled at developing positive relationships with a variety of hospital based professionals, as well as community groups, providers and agencies.
  • Full driver’s license.


Hutt Hospital, part of Hutt Valley District Health Board is a busy 270 bed general district hospital, serving a population of around 145,000. We provide most secondary services, as well as being the tertiary centre for regional plastic, maxillofacial and burns services, the regional rheumatology and school dental services and the greater Wellington public health and breast screening services.


We offer a supportive workplace culture with a commitment to your on-going professional development. This includes; a comprehensive orientation programme, training and study opportunities, and peer support.

Staff benefits include discounts from many companies throughout the region, and use of our onsite gym. 


Applications will not be accepted via email. All candidates applying for any of our current vacancies must complete an online HVDHB application form by clicking the 'Apply Now' button or through our careers website:

For further information on this role, please email and indicate the vacancy number 8111256-18 and job title in the subject line.

Permanent/Part Time

Job no: 8111256-18

Location: Lower Hutt

Closing Date: Sunday, 25 November 2018