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Mental Health Assistant

  • Resource team
  • Wakari Hospital, Dunedin
  • Full-time, permanent 1.0FTE
  • Enjoy variety in your work?

Do you have an interest in making a real difference in the lives of people within the mental health sector?

About you / About the role

You will be working across the Mental Health and Intellectual Disability inpatient wards by supporting the provision of care in a range of areas. We seek an enthusiastic Mental Health Assistant to join our team on a full-time basis.

Our Mental Health Assistants are key team members who assist our nursing and allied health staff to ensure an effective and efficient service. As an Assistant working in mental health you’ll need to have a positive attitude and good communication skills, be able to take direction and work well as part of the team.

We need a full-time Mental Health Assistant to support inpatient staff, you will be working predominately afternoon and night shifts but you may be required to work other shifts from time to time.

Applicants should also note that a full driver’s licence is a requirement for this position.

Our ideal applicant will be confident in providing support and assisting patients; display initiative; be patient focussed at all times; be able to adapt to a changing environment and have computer literacy.

We look forward to hearing from you if you feel that this is a role in which you would shine.

The location

A lifestyle that is hard to beat! Dunedin is a wonderful place for families, with great educational facilities (primary through tertiary) and many activities available for all ages. Some of New Zealand’s most famous national parks, ski fields and wineries are within easy driving distance. To find out more about living here please click the following link:https://www.dunedinnz.com/. There’s literally something for everyone. Check outhttps://careers.southernhealth.nz/for what the region and we can offer you and your whanau.

About the Southern DHB

Southern DHB has the largest regional coverage of all the New Zealand health boards, providing services to 350,000 people in diverse communities across a huge geographical area. We take pride in all the services we provide and our aim is to improve, promote and protect the health of our region. We believe that our dedicated and passionate staff are a significant driving force behind the achievement of these standards, and we need more like minded people to help us continue providing for our community.

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Closing date: Sunday, 8 August 2021.

To apply

We only accept online applications. Please apply via our website: https://careers.southernhealth.nz/

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