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Mental Health Assistant - Resource Team

Wakari Hospital, Dunedin

  • Permanent, full-time - 40 hours per week
  • A warm and experienced team environment

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 Mental Health Assistants to support inpatient staff, working predominately evening and night shifts. Shifts include rostered weekend shifts over seven days; starting time of shifts will be discussed with applicants. 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.

About 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.

Now is also a great time to relocate to Southern if you were considering a move. The Southern district offers the benefits of excellent amenities, first class primary through to tertiary education, a competitive cost of living and outstanding recreational opportunities. Whether it is surfing, kayaking or sailing; skiing, hunting or fishing; theatre, live-music or art - there's literally something for everyone. Why don't you check out https://careers.southernhealth.nz/ for what the region and we can offer you and your whanau.

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/

View position description

Closing date: Wednesday, 11 May 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 our internal careers site, found here: Pulse > Applications > Corporate > SuccessFactors

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)

Covid vaccination requirements

Following the update to COVID-19 Public Health Response (Vaccinations) Order 2021, to be employed with Southern DHB you will be required to be fully vaccinated. 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-invite/10544/