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Mental Health Assistant - Ward 9c

Acute Mental Health

Wakari Hospital, Dunedin

  • Casual - work as and when required

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

Ward 9c is an Acute Mental Health Inpatient ward, providing care for the full range of general adult mental health disorders, including youth, mothers and babies, and eating disorders. We seek an enthusiastic Mental Health Assistant to join our team on a casual basis. The majority of shifts offered would be for afternoons, evenings and the weekend so if casual work on this basis would suit your lifestyle we'd love to hear from you.

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.

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, and be able to adapt to a changing environment. 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 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.

Closing date: Sunday, 29 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 ourinternal 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 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-Ward-9c/776008410/