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Regional Health Advisor


About us The Ministry of Social Development is a people-centred organisation. We’re in communities across the motu, working with partners to help New Zealanders be safe, strong and independent. We provide social policy and advice to government and assistance, including income, employment and housing support to people of all ages, families, whānau and communities. As a Te Tiriti o Waitangi partner we are committed to supporting and enabling Māori, whānau, hapū, Iwi and communities to realise their own potential and aspirations. Our people are as diverse as the communities we serve. We care about the wellbeing and success of our people and provide a supportive and inclusive working environment where people can thrive and be who they are. Reginal Health Advisor – Permanent (Palmerston North - Central Region) Our strategic direction: Mana manaaki A positive experience every time Kotahitanga Partnering for greater impact Kia takatū tātou Supporting long-term social and economic development This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who wants to make a difference. If you have a passion for building strong working relationships, are self-motivated and demonstrate a high level of professionalism and commitment to delivering outstanding service, this could be the right job for you. About the Role The Regional Health Advisor (RHA) role is responsible for providing MSD links to health and disability sector and the community and providing expert advice and knowledge to support clients with health-related issues, injury or disability to participate meaningfully in society. Supporting MSD staff (in particular Case Managers) throughout the region with a network of information, advice and support on matters relating to health and the impact these may have on employment. The RHA works closely with Case Managers to determine how they can assist MSD clients to reach their employment goals and what services may be available to help them achieve this. About You To be successful in this role, you will be/have: current registered health practitioner (e.g. nurse, physiotherapist, occupational therapist) collaborative approach with strong relationship management skills excellent communication skills, including confidence in facilitating group presentations well networked in the health and disability sector experience in a rehabilitation or employment focus preferred ability to gather and analyse data to make evidence-based recommendations essential. Communication skills will be paramount to the role, along with the ability to build rapport, contribute and work collaboratively with front-line service delivery staff. The ability to work independently and achieve goals will also be critical. The role will also champion health awareness and issues within Work and Income front-line offices and the region as a whole. What we offer: As a team, we are committed to providing you with a positive work environment and will work with you to achieve excellent results for clients, the team and you. If this opportunity appeals to you, do not hesitate, apply now! Position Description Salary range: $94,834.00 - $115,908.00 How to apply To apply, click the 'Apply Now' button to upload your CV, cover letter and complete the online application form. Note: Your cover letter will be a key part of our assessment process, so please highlight how your experience relates to the key responsibilities listed in the position description. All applications must be made online. If this is not possible or if you have any queries, please contact us at Internal MSD Employees – please apply through your myHR portal at work. This will ensure that your myHR employee profile is visible as internal candidate. Closing date: Sunday, 3 July 2022 Joining us Joining MSD means being part of a whānau that celebrates the diversity each individual represents. We show manaaki, we care about the wellbeing and success of people and want everyone to thrive, and be who they are in a supportive and inclusive working environment. We work together to make a difference for communities while doing the right thing with integrity. We are a Treaty partner committed to strengthening relationships with Māori, Hapū, Iwi and communities to realise their own potential and aspirations. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to tell us when you apply so we can assist you through the recruitment process. MSD has a COVID-19 vaccination policy which requires employees to be fully vaccinated.
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