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Social Health Services » Career Opportunities

A Social Health Services graduate will be prepared for a future working for government health agencies such as District Health Boards, the Ministry of Health, ACC, OSH, as well as working in the non-government sector. In New Zealand, social workers are employed in both the public and private sectors. For example, district health boards, family service centres, government agencies, corrections services, disability organisations, etc.

Social Health Services can lead into the following careers

Youth Worker

Youth workers work with people under 25 years of age and their families.
Youth Worker

Health Promoter

Health promoters work with communities and groups to plan and develop ways to help people improve and manage their health.
Health Promoter

Social Worker

Social workers provide advice, advocacy and support to people with personal and social problems.
Social Worker

Counsellor

Counsellors help people to deal with their feelings and responses, and decide on actions they can take to solve problems.
Counsellor

Home Aide

Home aides visit people in the community, do general housework and care for people in their homes.
Home Aide

Rest Home Manager

Rest home managers are responsible for running homes for elderly people and overseeing the care of rest home residents.
Rest Home Manager

Health Services Manager

Health services managers are responsible for the day-to-day running of a hospital, primary health organisation (PHO), or community health service provider.
Health Services Manager

Community Karitane

Community Karitane offer support to families with children under the age of five, and provide information on parenting issues such as breastfeeding, infant nutrition, sleeping and child behaviour.
Community Karitane

Recreation Co-ordinator

Recreation coordinators plan and manage community leisure programmes and events at a variety of venues.
Recreation Co-ordinator