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Community Mental Health Nurse, Occupational Therapist or Social Worker - Intellectual Disability Dual Diagnosis Service

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

The details: Permanent – 80 hours per fortnight

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced mental health clinician to join our team!

About the service:

The mental health and addictions service deliver a variety of services across the Waikato region. We are a service undertaking a huge programme of change to deliver better outcomes to tāngata whai ora and whānau in our region. Nga iwi Ngakaunui - people at the heart is demonstrated best in mental health and addictions, people really are at the heart of all that we do. We know how important strong relationships are; with people who access our services, with their whānau and with the communities we serve.

The Intellectual Disability Dual Diagnosis Service is a community based, specialist psychiatric outpatient service for individuals with a co-existing intellectual disability and mental health issues, who are 18 years of age or older.

About the role:

We aim to facilitate the optimal care of individuals with an intellectual disability, serious mental illness/suspected psychiatric disorder and an associated level of complexity which requires input from a specialist mental health service.

Mental health services continue to evolve to meet the needs of clients, so the successful candidate will need to be flexible and willing to change as the service requires.

Required skills & experience:

  • a strong recovery focus
  • the ability to work as part of a team as well as autonomously
  • good time management skills with the ability to co-ordinate personal and team tasks in an efficient and organised manner
  • well-developed communication skills
  • a flexible attitude
  • a current full driver’s licence.
  • registration or be eligible for registration, with the appropriate registration body.

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.

Your application:

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

For any queries about the role please contact Margaret Burns-Carroll on (07) 839 8899 extn 22746.

Application closing date: 20 June 2021


Theme “People at Heart” – Te iwi Ngakaunui

  • Give and earn respect - Whakamana
  • Listen to me; talk to me – Whakarongo
  • Fair play – Mauri Pai
  • Growing the good – Whakapakari
  • Stronger together – Kotahitanga