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Community Mental Health Nurse - Rural South (Te Awamutu)

Where you will be working: Rural South Sector team

The details: Permanent 80 hours per fortnight

We have a rare opportunity for an experienced mental health Nurse, who is innovative, passionate about mental health, enthusiastic, positive and self-driven to join the rural south.

About the service:

Our dedicated and diverse team covers the rural south sector with bases in Te Awamutu Te Kuiti, Taumarunui and Tokoroa. This position will mainly be based in the Te Awamutu area but being happy to travel is essential. As a service we strive 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.

Responsibilities of the role:

Our team work closely with our NGO partners, other community agencies and primary health providers. Therefore it is essential that you can demonstrate that you can establish and maintain relationships with other stakeholders.

Required skills & experience:

You will be an experienced mental health professional who is familiar with assessment (including risk), care coordination and the ability to provide therapeutic interventions with adults of all ages and their family/whanau, who experiences moderate to severe mental health difficulties.

You must have a current annual practising certificate and hold a current full clean drivers licence.

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:

- extensive internal training opportunities, to support skill development

- full orientation and buddy system 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.

For any queries about the role please contact Godwin Andrew or Kath Blakey on 0800 154 973.

Application closing date: 8 August 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



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