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Infant Mental Health Integration Clinician

Permanent, full-time opportunity based at Nelson Hospital (1.0 FTE)

Suitable role for a Registered Nurse, Social Worker or Occupational Therapist with three + years' experience in mental health and addictions.

  • Part of the iCAMHS team in Nelson
  • Rewarding work, improving the well-being of infants and their whanau

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

This role will focus on increased and targeted support for infants and parents/carers, across the continuum of care, including infant-parent relationships and interactions. You will collaborate with other health care providers working to ensure that appropriate services and support are offered to women/carers and their infants, who are at risk of longer term poor outcomes.

You will provide consultation, assessment and support for parents who are primary carers for an infant/young child. You will with work with families and whanau with severe mental health and/or addiction issues, to reduce the impact of this on the infant. You will also promote parental and MHAS awareness, sensitivity and responsiveness to the social and emotional needs of infants.

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

You will hold a recognised qualification in Nursing, Occupational Therapy or Social Work, with a current practising certificate, and will have a minimum of three years post graduate experience in mental health and addictions. You will confidently undertake mental status examinations, risk assessments, treatment planning, monitoring and evaluation with have the personal attributes required to effectively encourage, persuade and influence this client group.

You will ideally have further training, or a formal qualification, related to infant and maternal mental health - with experience in the delivery of services to infants and their family/whanau.

For the health and safety of staff and patients all NMH staff are required to be vaccinated in accordance with the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Vaccinations) Order 2021.

Ā mātou rōpū (About our team)

Nelson Marlborough Health is the main health provider for Te Tau Ihu, 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)

Ngā huanga o tēnei mahi (The benefits of this position)

You will be joining an organisation that values teamwork and is committed to supporting the best possible health outcomes for infants and their families and whanau. Nelson Marlborough Health is committed to the development of its employees, and to being a great place to work. We provide career advancement and training opportunities and support for continuing education.

The Nelson Tasman region is a place of stunning natural landscapes - lakes, mountains, rivers, native bush and beaches. The region is known for its relaxed lifestyle and year round dry and sunny days. Find out more at

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

For general enquiries please contact our recruitment team on or 03 546 1274

For role specific information please contact Deb Moore, Senior Psychology Professional Leader and ICHAMS Interim manager on 03 546 1934, or

Keen to apply now, it's easy. Please fill in our online application form and include a cover letter explaining why you are interested in this position.


Applications close on Thursday, 31 March 2022 (unless filled prior).

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

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.