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Community Mental Health Nurse, Occupational Therapist or Social Worker - Integrated Safety Response

Where you’ll be working: Community Mental Health and Addictions Service, 193 London Street, Hamilton

The details: Permanent – 80 hours per fortnight – rostered hours

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Community Mental Health Clinician to join the Integrated Safety Response (ISR) health team

About the role:

The Integrated Safety Response (ISR) is a police-led multi-agency pilot that works collaboratively with key Government and non-Government agencies reviewing all incidents of family harm that occur in the Waikato with the primary aim to assess the risk of family harm/family violence that is occurring and intervene with an integrated, cross sector safety plan to reduce the escalation of harm, prevent further harm and connect families and children with the support they need.

As this is a pilot initiative, change occurs frequently so you will need to be able to readily adapt as the pilot and our service develops. We are a 7 day a week service so this is a rostered position between the hours of 0800-1630.

Required skills & experience:

Ideally you will be dynamic and flexible with a can do attitude. You will be a highly skilled communicator with a commitment to fostering partnerships and interagency collaboration and be able to work effectively as part of a team.

Applicants must have registration, or be eligible for registration, with the appropriate registration body and hold a current full clean drivers licence.

To view the position description for Community Mental Health Nurse click here, for Occupational Therapist click here or Social Worker click here.

Why us:

We are a values based and inclusive organisation that is committed to deliver the best health outcomes for our total population. To do this we are working hard to develop a robust and capable workforce that reflects the population we serve. We strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds with the necessary capability and who share our values to apply and would greatly value seeing more applicants from our Māori communities.

We offer:

• access to postgraduate education, to build on existing knowledge

• extensive internal training opportunities, to support skill development

• full orientation and mentoring to help you get to know our services

• access to Clinical supervision

Your application:

Please apply directly online, applications are not able to be accepted via email.

If you wish to discuss this further please contact Nicola Livingston (op manager) on 021354507

Application closing date: 18 July 2021


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