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Mental Health Professional

Mental Health Professional - Child, Adolescent and Family Service (CAFS)

Southern Rivers Community Mental Health team - Gore

  • Permanent, 1.0 FTE (40 hours per week)
  • Specialist child / adolescent and family role
  • Safe, friendly and affordable lifestyle

About the team

We offer you a warm, pleasant working environment, very good resources and the opportunity to work and develop professionally within a progressive and friendly team that is well supported by management.

About Gore

Located between two main cities, Invercargill and Dunedin - boasts a central point to some of Southlands best natural landscapes while offering a fantastic lifestyle with affordable living. It's what we like to call 'rural city living'.

About you / about the role

We are looking for a suitably qualified Mental Health Professional to fill this role working with children and adolescents (and their families), with mental health difficulties. If and you're passionate about young people with an unwavering belief in people's recovery - then you might just be the one for us!

You'll work with a broad-based generic caseload, utilising your mental health skills providing excellent assessment and intervention. As someone committed to the MDT approach with a focus on excellent service delivery, you'll also appreciate that we offer ongoing tailored professional development specific to our Mental Health team. Naturally you'll have the ability to work under pressure as a team player committed to excellence in service delivery.

Ideally you will have experience in working with children and adolescent in a mental health setting, however if you have an interest in this area, we would also like to hear from you.

You must be a Registered Health Professional, with a current APC - Registered Nurse, Occupational Therapist, Social Worker or Clinical Psychologist keen to work within the mental health sector, be eligible to live and work in New Zealand and hold a current NZ driver licence.

You may be required to be part of the Southern Rivers Community Mental Health Team on call roster progressing to Duly Authorised Officer status.

If you think this sounds like you then apply now!

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: Friday, 14 May 2021.

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 For further information please contact Caroline, Recruitment Advisor - mental health, 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)


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