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Case Manager - Forensic Community Team

0.6 FTE permanent position available

Drivers licence required as travel is involved in this role

Must be a registered Nurse with mental health scope, and a current APC


Mō te tūnga | About the role

The Community Forensic Team, based at Hillmorton Hospital provides assessment, treatment, education, training, and community focused care for people who have a mental disorder who have offended. We are a small, multidisciplinary team who are big on supporting each other, and we follow an assertive outreach model of care – you will get to know not only the patients in your own caseload, but also those under the team’s care.

Pehea | About You

This is a case management role in which you will work with clients in the community including the step-down service. You may also be part of our consultation and liaison team into Canterbury Prisons where you would undertake assessment and ongoing intervention for prisoners identified as having mental health needs. This role may also require court appearances. You will work closely with your inter-disciplinary colleagues and with community agencies to ensure that clients receive wraparound services that support their rehabilitation and community reintegration.

Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako | Skills and experience

Strong administrative and organisational skills are vital in this busy role where you need to be flexible to meet the changeable nature of your work. Your assertiveness and experience with risk assessment and management will assist you in developing plans to meet the needs of individual clients. You will also have an ability to develop good rapport with the people you work with.

If you’re keen to take hold of a complex case load, to develop a wide range of assessment skills, and forensic mental health experience, then come and join our team.

Mō mātou | About Us

Specialist Mental Health Services are an interdisciplinary team that forms part of the Canterbury District Health Board (CDHB). We are committed to working and partnering with tāngata whaiora and their whanau. Constantly striving to work within our philosophy; we develop therapeutic, supportive and empowering relationships with our consumers, enabling them to achieve their personal goals and aspirations.

Tono ināianei | Apply Now

Please submit your most recent resume along with a cover letter stating why you believe that you are the ideal candidate for the role highlighting any skills you have gained along the way.

Applications are only accepted online so please visit our website at www.cdhbcareers.co.nz complete an application.

Contact us on recruitment@cdhb.health.nz for additional information

Applicants will be progressed as they apply, so if this sounds like you, please apply now!


Health Disclaimer:

The role that you are applying for is one that may only be performed by a person who has been vaccinated against Covid-19. It is therefore a condition of this application that you are vaccinated against Covid-19. As a person working in the health sector you will come into contact with a large number of people, some of whom are likely vulnerable. Without a vaccine, there is a higher risk that you may contract Covid-19. The requirement to be vaccinated is to keep you safe and to endeavour to protect others against the potential transmission of Covid-19.