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Crisis Worker (Acute)

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  • Location:


  • Applications Close:

    03 August 2024

  • Sector:

    Mental Health
  • Type:


  • Hours:

    Full Time

  • Organisation:

    Health New Zealand - Te Whatu Ora - Nelson/Marlborough

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  • Rewarding role within a supportive, well established team
  • Two permanent, full-time positions available (1.0 FTE)
  • 80 hours per fortnight available
  • Blenheim location

Join Health NZ at a key time of change where you will meaningfully contribute to our kaupapa of creating a more equitable, accessible, cohesive, and people-centred health system. This is mahi that will improve the health and well-being of everyone in Aotearoa, and we've got an opportunity for you to be part of it.

Ngā mōhiohio e pā ana ki tēnei mahi - About this position

We have these two positions available:

  • Crisis Worker (Acute) - 1.0 FTE permanent, full-time, no on-call
  • Crisis Worker (Acute) - 1.0 FTE permanent, full-time, no on-call

In Marlborough, Adult Mental Health Services are delivered by an established multi-disciplinary team based at the Wairau Hospital in Blenheim. This team delivers a comprehensive clinical resource to those affected by acute or enduring severe mental illness.

In addition to short term caseload responsibilities, duties will include assessment and acute management of individuals presenting with mental health problems. Normal hours of work are between 8am to 4:30pm, Monday to Friday. Overtime as required.

These two roles are permanent full-time, working 80 hours a fortnight (1.0 FTE). The salary range for this position is $75,773 to $106,739 based on the current Mental Health and Public Health Nursing MECA, dependent on skills, experience, and registration in NZ.

Ko wai he kaitono tōtika? - Who is an appropriate applicant?

You will need be a Registered Psychiatric or Comprehensive Nurse, Social Worker or Occupational Therapists with an up to date knowledge of mental health and associated issues. You will possess the personal resilience and professional attributes required to undertake this challenging role.

The successful candidate must be eligible to work in New Zealand or hold a valid NZ visa at the time of applying.

Ā mātou rōpū - About our team

Health NZ (Nelson Marlborough) is the main health provider for Te Tau Ihu, the top of the south. With nearly 3000 employees, we are Nelson and Marlborough's largest employer, which means the opportunities here are endless. Our main locations are Nelson and Wairau Hospitals, and the Richmond and Marlborough Health Hubs, but we are spread across the region and service all parts of the community. Our work can be challenging, but we are up for it. We have a great team and we work hard to make a difference. We value integrity, innovation, respect and teamwork.

We value our cohesive team culture of collaborative practice, openness, humour and respect across disciplines and engender confidence, trust and rapport with clients and their support networks.

Ētahi atu mōhiohio - More information

Ngā huanga o tēnei mahi - The benefits of this position

Working as part of a small integrated professional team - this position would be of interest to both experienced professionals looking to develop leadership mentoring skills, and new/ new to mental health practitioners wishing to attain clinical proficiency in a supported environment.

Situated at the top of the South Island, Blenheim is well known for its temperate climate, award winning wineries, stunning scenery and outdoor pursuits - all available within minutes of the town centre. For more information on the Marlborough region visit

Me pēhea ahau e tono ai? - How do I apply?

For general enquiries please contact our recruitment team on or 03 539 5748.

For role specific information please contact David Greer, Manager Operational Support on .

Apply now, it's easy. Please fill in our online application form and include a cover letter explaining your interest in this position.


Applications will remain open until filled.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received, so we encourage you to apply early.

Health NZ Nelson Marlborough strongly endorses Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

We believe that to achieve equity in health outcomes for Māori we need a workforce reflective of the population it serves. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who identify as Māori and we recruit for cultural competence.

He waka eke noa. We are all in this together.