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Community Mental Health Nurse - West Community

  • Permanent, full-time role working within our West Adult Community Mental Health team
  • Work closely with an experienced multidisciplinary team and strengthen your therapy skills within Mental Health
  • Registered with the Nursing Council of New Zealand with a current APC and must have a mental health scope of practice

Mō te tūnga - About the role

The West Adult Community Mental Health Service is one of four city-based teams that provide an assessment and treatment service for consumers with mental illnesses aged between 18 - 65 years, and work closely with their families/ whanau - both in the community and alongside inpatient services.

Pehea - About You

This is an opportunity to work with skilled and motivated team of multidisciplinary professionals. Working in this position you will provide excellent holistic case management in partnership with the clients, their families/whānau and carers with a strong focus on returning clients to the primary health care sector following specialist input.

In this role, you will be responsible for:

  • the Case Management portion of the role will consist of the oversight and management of a varying case portfolio
  • completing assessments of consumers and formulating interventions to meet individual needs in collaboration with our multi-disciplinary team (MDT).

Your skills will include:

  • experience in mental health is essential while experience in case management is ideal
  • the ability to triage and prioritize your patients appropriately in a timely manner is essential
  • a minimum of two years' experience in a mental health setting is preferable
  • a current NZ driver's licence is essential
  • being registered with the Nursing Council of New Zealand with a current APC and must have a mental health scope of practice.

Mō mātou - About Us

Specialist Mental Health Services are an interdisciplinary team that forms part of Health NZ - Te Whatu Ora - Canterbury - Waitaha. We are committed to working and partnering with tāngata whaiora and their whānau. Constantly striving to work within our philosophy; we develop therapeutic, supportive and empowering relationships with our consumers, enabling them to achieve their personal goals and aspirations.

Tono ināianei - Apply Now

Applications are only accepted online so please visit our website at to complete an application.

Enquiries: Should you have any questions on this role, please contact Shannon Le Roux - Recruitment Partner

Applicants will be progressed as they apply, so if this sounds like you, please apply now.