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Crisis Worker - Adult Community Mental Health, Marlborough

  • Rewarding role within a supportive, well established team
  • Permanent, full-time position (80 hrs/fortnight) with on call
  • Registered Nurse, Occupational Therapist or Social Worker

Ngā mōhiohio e pā hānga ki tēnei mahi (About this position)

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 caseload responsibilities, duties will include assessment and acute management of individuals presenting with mental health problems, both within and outside of hours. Normal hours of work are between 8.00AM and 4.30PM, Monday to Sunday. Participation in on call roster is required. This role also requires the post holder to hold the position of, and undertake duties pertaining to, a Duly Authorised Officer.

Ko wai he kaitono tōtika? (Who is an appropriate applicant?)

You will be a Registered Nurse, Occupational Therapist or Social Worker 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.

Ā mātou rōpū (About our team)

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.

Nelson Marlborough Health is the main health provider for the top of the south. Nearly 3,000 strong, we are Nelson and Marlborough's largest employer, which means the opportunities here are endless. Our main locations are Nelson and Wairau Hospitals 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.

Ētahi atu mōhiohio (More Information)

Me pēhea ahau e tono ai? (How do I apply?)

For general enquiries please contact our recruitment team on or 03 546 1274. Alternatively, for role specific information please contact David Greer, Manager Operational Support (Wairau) via

Keen to apply now, it's easy. Please click apply and complete our online application form.


Vacancy closes: Open until filled. Applications will be reviewed as received, so we encourage you to apply as early as possible.

Nelson Marlborough Health 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.