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Community Mental Health Nurse, CAF North - Nēhi ā Hapori Ranga Hinengaro

  • Permanent Full time, or permanent part time position available in Child, Adolescent and Family Mental Health Service
  • Experience working in a Mental Health setting is essential
  • Registered with the Nursing Council of New Zealand, with mental health scope and current APC


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 New Zealanders 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

CAF North, a Child, Adolescent & Family community based Mental Health Service, is a specialist mental health team that provides assessment and treatment of young people up to 18 years of age (older if still at High School), who present with moderate to severe mental health problems. The service works very closely with their families/ whanau, and covers from Christchurch to Kaikoura.

Young people can have a challenging time – imagine adolescence and mental health combined. It can be immensely satisfying helping them and their family / whanau to see the change and positive future possibilities.

At CAF North, we are strong on supporting our staff develop the skills necessary to work effectively in this demanding area of healthcare. The service is after a Community Mental Health Nurse to play a key role in our team.


The Role: Where you fit in

In this role, you will be responsible for:

  • Case management with assessment, formulation and treatment
  • Early intervention, brief intervention, and the opportunity to make a real difference
  • Adhering to guidelines of Cultural Safety and the Treaty of Waitangi
  • Working collaboratively with external agencies, striving for better health outcomes in our community
  • Participating in rostered working hour duties including responding to crisis / emergency presentations through assessment, and developing risk management plans

Ideal applicants will:

  • Have a minimum of three years’ experience working in Specialist Mental Health Services as a registered nurse
  • Hold registration with the Nursing Council of New Zealand, with mental health scope and current APC
  • Possess excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to connect with a wide range of people
  • Be able to balance well working autonomously managing a caseload in the community, with being a core part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Able to effectively prioritise tasks and work well under pressure

There is a potential of full time or part time - either way, both possibilities offer a permanent role, working within Monday to Friday hours.

As travel is required, a full 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.

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

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