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Clinical Coordinator - Community Mental Health

Nelson/Tasman Community Mental Health

Location: Nelson Hospital

Suitable role for a experienced NZ Registered Health Professional (Occupational Therapist, Registered Nurse, or Social Worker), or Registered DAPAANZ, with at least five years' post-registration experience.

  • Permanent, full-time position, working Monday-Friday
  • Bring your enthusiasm and clinical experience to supporting some of the more vulnerable members of our community
  • Rewarding role within a supportive and well established team

Ngā mōhiohio e pā ana ki tēnei mahi (About this position)

The Clinical Coordinator will work in partnership with the service manager to support operational and clinical leadership and to facilitate high quality, safe and effective client-focused care.

Our community assessment team provides high quality and comprehensive assessment and treatment for adults and their families living in the Nelson/Tasman region. We value team culture of collaborative practice and expect openness, respect and flexibility across disciplines. You will be also working alongside the wider sector of Adult Mental Health services. Maori Health team Te Waka Hauora, Addiction services, Wahi Oranga (inpatient) and The Community Assessment Team.

Ko wai he kaitono tōtika? (Who is an appropriate applicant?)

Applications are invited from appropriately registered mental health clinicians, with a minimum of five years post registration experience. You will have up to date knowledge of mental health and associated issues. You will also be experienced in implementing service change and improvement initiatives and will have the fortitude, resilience, imagination and flexibility required to meet the challenges of this role.

For the health and safety of staff and patients all NMH staff are required to be vaccinated in accordance with the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Vaccinations) Order 2021.

Ā mātou rōpū (About our team)

Nelson Marlborough Health is the main health provider for the top of the south. Nearly 3,000 strong, we are Nelson and Marlborough's largest employer, which means the opportunities here are endless. Our main locations are Nelson and Wairau Hospitals but we are spread across the region and service all parts of the community. Our work can be challenging, but we are up for it. We have a great team and we work hard to make a difference. We value integrity, innovation, respect and teamwork.

Ētahi atu mōhiohio (More information)

Ngā huanga o tēnei mahi (The benefits of this position)

Nelson is one of New Zealand's top lifestyle destinations and offers an amazing variety of leisure pursuits, beaches, rivers and national parks with great opportunities for outdoor activities as well as abundant sunshine and outstanding scenery. For more information on the Nelson/Tasman region visit

Me pēhea ahau e tono ai? (How do I apply?)

For general enquiries please contact our recruitment team on or 03 546 1274

For role specific information please contact Rita Van Iddekinge

Keen to apply now, it's easy. Please fill in our online application form.


Applications close Saturday, 14 May 2022 (unless filled prior).

Applications will be reviewed as received, so we encourage you to apply early.

Nelson Marlborough Health strongly endorses Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

We believe that to achieve equity in health outcomes for Māori we need a workforce reflective of the population it serves. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who identify as Māori and we recruit for cultural competence.

He waka eke noa. We are all in this together.