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Mental Health Assistant

Mental Health Assistant - Inpatient Mental Health Unit

Southland Hospital

  • Casual opportunity - work as and when required
  • Work with a great team

About the Team

The Inpatient Mental Health Unit is a purpose-built modern facility where care is provided by a multidisciplinary team with a broad background of experience. We work in close partnership with community teams, allied health care professionals and local education providers to facilitate a working environment that is supportive, challenging and reflects evidence of ongoing professional growth whilst meeting the needs of a diverse population with mental illness.

About You

Our Mental Health Assistants are key team members who assist and support our nursing and allied health staff to ensure an effective and efficient service in the Inpatient Mental Health Unit. You'll need a positive attitude and very good communication skills, be able to take direction and work well as part of team.

You will be confident in providing support and assisting patients; be motivated, display initiative, be patient focussed at all times and be able to adapt to a changing, and at times challenging, environment.

Computer literacy is essential and experience working with people in the health sector is an advantage, it would also be desirable to have an understanding / knowledge of Te Reo Maori. Heavy lifting work may also be a part of your day to day activities so there is a requirement to be physically fit.

We look forward to hearing from you if feel that you meet the criteria in the attached position description

Note you will require a full drivers license for this role. If this sounds like you apply today!

About the Southern DHB

Southern District Health Board (Southern DHB) exists to support everyone across our district to live well, and access the right care when they need it, by delivering high quality, patient-centred and equitable health services to our diverse communities.

We are responsible for planning, funding and providing health and disability services to a population of over 350,000 located South of the Waitaki River. Our catchment area encompasses Invercargill City, Queenstown - Lakes District, Gore, rural Southland, Clutha, Central Otago, Maniototo, Waitaki District and Dunedin City. This means Southern DHB serves the largest geographic region of all New Zealand's health boards.

The Location

With beautiful scenery and loads of attractions right on your doorstep there is always something do. There is also a lively restaurant and cafe scene, not to mention world class local attractions like Bill Richardson Transport World and Motorcycle Mecca.

Why don't you check out https://careers.southernhealth.nz/ for what the region and we can offer you and your whanau.

View position description

Applications close on Sunday, 20 March 2022.

Due to the fast paced nature of the DHB, our vacancy close dates may be subject to change. Don't delay, make sure you apply as soon as possible.

Do you currently work for Southern DHB?If so, please apply for this role via the internal careers site.

For further information please contact Caroline, Recruitment Advisor - Mental Health, Addiction and Intellectual Disability Directorate, Phone (03) 214 5769 or email caroline.godfrey@southerndhb.govt.nz

Pre-Employment checks

In the interests of protecting our people and our patients, all appointments will be subject to the following:

  • Occupational Health Assessment
  • Police Vetting / Ministry of Justice safety checks
  • Serious misconduct checks (previous Public Service departments and statutory Crown entities only)
  • Following the update to COVID-19 Public Health Response (Vaccinations) Order 2021 this also includes the requirement that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. You will need to provide proof of this to Occupational Health staff.

To Apply: We only accept online applications. Please apply via our website: https://careers.southernhealth.nz/job/Mental-Health-Assistant%2C-IMHU/774012410/