Child and Family Safety Coordinator

Job Number: 
Canterbury District Health Board
Work Type: 
Part Time
Closing Date: 
Tuesday, 28 January 2020

Child and Family Safety Coordinator

  • Permanent part-time opportunity (32 hours per week) for a NZ Registered Social Worker
  • Play an integral role in the provision of our Child and Family Safety Services!
  • Work within an experienced team of healthcare professionals who are passionate about child and family health and wellbeing


Our Purpose: Why we do it

When you work with the Canterbury District Health Board, you’re part of something very special. We plan, fund and deliver health services to the almost 600,000 people that live in the Canterbury region. Our primary goal is to put people at the heart of everything we do.


The Team: What we do

Our Child and Family Safety Service based at Hillmorton Hospital is looking for an experienced and passionate NZ Registered Social Worker to join our team as a Child and Family Safety Co-ordinator within our Specialist Mental Health Services (SMHS).

The Child and Family Safety Co-ordinator is an integral role within the service, co-ordinating and guiding response to family violence and child protection issues. This is a permanent part-time opportunity working 32 hours per week. The days and hours required for this position are negotiable.


The Role: Where you fit in

In this role, you will be responsible for:

  • Co-ordinating the service, which includes the Family Violence Intervention Programme, Child Protection and Family Violence, and Integrated Safety Response Programme;
  • Liaising and co-ordinating responses with agencies such as Organa Tamariki, NZ Police, Corrections and Non-Government Agencies;
  • Identify, promote and co-ordinate relevant policy in accordance with legislation;
  • The maintenance of databases for the SMHS family safety programme.

Your skills will include:

  • Registration with the NZ Social Worker’s Board with current Annual Practicing Certificate is essential;
  • Proven experience in a mental health setting;
  • Experience within Child and Family Safety is preferable;
  • Strong communication and articulation skills with the ability to build trusted relationships with internal SMHS and external agencies;
  • Strong computer literacy with the ability to learn new systems quickly and effectively;
  • As some travel is required in this position, a current NZ Driver’s License is essential.


Our Culture: What matters to us

Ko ngā tāngata, te mātua mahi

Putting people at the heart of all we do 

Health is ultimately all about people. What’s important around here is the way we care for and respect others, the responsibility taken for delivering outcomes, and going about our work with integrity. 


Belonging Here: Becoming part of our story

Being part of the Canterbury District Health Board, you will enjoy a fantastic benefits scheme, the opportunity for flexible working arrangements and ongoing focus on your career development.

The Canterbury DHB believes that diversity and inclusion is key to ensure we deliver the best care for our diverse population. The Canterbury DHB is an inclusive and equal opportunity employer that welcomes and respects everyone.  

If this role has sparked your interest but does not match your skills then please visit our careers website and have a look at our roles that better suit your expertise.


If you are interested in this role please apply directly on our career site here. Please note only applications submitted via our career site will be accepted.

For additional information, please contact [email protected]