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Child and Adolescent Community Mental Health Clinician

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  • Location:


  • Applications Close:

    20 June 2024

  • Sector:

    Mental Health
  • Type:


  • Hours:

    Full Time

  • Organisation:

    Health New Zealand Te Whatu Ora Te Tai Tokerau

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Child and Adolescent Community Mental Health Clinician – Whangarei

Te Roopu Kimiora – Child & Adolescent MHS

Full-time, fixed term ending 27 June 2025

We are looking for Social Workers, Occupational Therapists, Mental Health Nurses, Psychotherapists and Clinical Psychologists to join our Team at Te Roopu Kimiora

Are you seeking that role with real impact and meaning? Would you like to see the tangible outcome of your work, in your community, every day? At Te Whatu Ora Health New Zealand, we’re driving health equality for Te Tai Tokerau, and we want you to be a part of our diverse and passionate whānau.

Te Whatu Ora is committed to Te Tiriti o Waitangi and holds stewardship for equitable health outcomes for Māori as Tāngata Whenua as the highest priority.

About the Role:

We have an exciting opportunity for a suitably qualified and experienced Registered Health Clinician to join our team in a role where you can contribute to making a difference.

In conjunction with the Child & Adolescent Mental Health and Addictions Team, you will co-ordinate care to meet identified needs of referred children and young people within the context of family, school and peer groups.

You will be working with a multi-disciplinary team using accepted evidence-based and contemporary professional practice when working alongside whānau in the children and adolescent space; providing them with integrated, culturally safe assessment and treatment, taking account of psychosocial issues relevant to the development and wellbeing of children and adolescents within the context of their whanau.

This is a part-time role working 32 hours per week, Monday to Friday, for a fixed term period ending 27 June 2025.

Requirements of the role:

  • Recognised health qualification with a current registration such as Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Psychology or Social Work
  • Annual Practising Certificate
  • Current full drivers’ licence
  • Experience working with Maori whānau
  • Experience working in a multi-disciplinary mental health team
  • Police Clearance

Whilst not essential, the following specifications are highly desirable.

  • Experience providing psychological therapy with children, young people and families.
  • Postgraduate qualification in Mental Health
  • Certificate/Diploma in evidenced based Therapeutic Model of Treatment
  • Comfortable with the concepts and utilisation of talking therapies

A career with Te Whatu Ora will see you action meaningful change in the region we love, and in your professional development – all whilst enjoying everything the stunning North has to offer. You really can enjoy the best of both.

Our people live our values:

Tangata I te tuatahi People First - People are central to all we do

Whakaute (tuku mana) Respect - We treat others as they would like to be treated

Manaaki Caring - We nurture those around us, and treat all with dignity and compassion

Whakawhitiwhiti korero Communication - We communicate safely, openly and with respect to promote clear understanding

Taumata teitei (hirangi) Excellence - Our attitude of excellence inspires success, competence, confidence and innovation

Vacancy No: NS24-097

Close date: 9 June 2024