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Mental Health Clinician

About Us

Our Crisis Respite service provides support for people who are experiencing a mental health crisis. The clients residing at this service have each been assessed and referred to Pact, because their needs can be managed without an admission to the inpatient service or the client is on the path of transitioning from inpatient back to the community. The service provides a safe and positive home environment that helps our clients to maintain their independence and work towards recovery while being supported by a team of clinicians and support workers on site.

The Role

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated individual to provide clinical support to people who are recovering from mental illness.

The role itself involves a combination of managing intakes, liaising with Hutt Valley DHB, MHAIDS and duty managers, client welfare, day to day service oversight, medication management, assisting with the coaching and mentoring of support workers by developing and improving their mental health knowledge and working in collaboration with the Clinical Lead and Service Manager to further develop the service.

Pact is a growing NGO who already employs a number of registered health professionals who are practicing in various settings. This is an exciting opportunity for a progressive clinician to join the Pact team and make a real impact in the community. You will receive support and tailored professional development opportunities thanks to a personalised training budget.

You will need to have relevant clinical qualifications, registration and an annual practicing certificate or be working towards this – e.g. Registered Psychologist, Registered Social Worker, Occupational Therapist, Registered Nurse (with mental health experience) in order to be considered for this role.

Working flexibility is essential as this role requires working some weekends and evenings.

  • Role based in Lower Hutt
  • Competitive, market-based remuneration package
  • Challenging and rewarding role, with a service development component
  • 5 weeks of annual leave

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Experience with mental health disorders and understanding of behavioral difficulties
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work well within a team of professionals and work collaboratively with external stake holders
  • Ability to work effectively, safely and creatively with clients and their family/whanau
  • If on a work visa, this must be valid for at least twelve months
  • A full driver’s license and computer skills.
  • You must be available for an interview in Lower Hutt if successfully shortlisted

For more role specific information, contact Evelien Post, Mental Health Services Manager on 027 343 0640 or