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Mental Health Professional

Wakari Hospital, Dunedin

  • Permanent, full-time (1.0FTE, 40 hours per week)

Do you have a positive/can do outlook, a genuine interest and previous experience working with clients with substance use issues?

Then come and join our collaborative and friendly team at the Specialist Addiction Service (SAS), based in Dunedin.

As part of this dedicated team you'll have your own case load of clients on Opioid Substitution Treatment (OST) meaning your days will be busy and varied. OST Case Management will be the primary workload of this role. There may also be opportunities to support the group and walk-in programme and provide some 1-1 assessment and counselling for clients with other substance use problems. You'll have regular contact with other DHB Health Services, and NGO's, so you must be an excellent communicator who is adept at interacting with your clients, colleagues and external organisations, always striving to ensure the best results.

You will bring to this role a solid understanding of addiction issues and experience in working with clients with co-existing-problems (CEP) and you'll be able to demonstrate strength in screening, assessment, brief intervention, and clear decision making skills. Desirable skills and experience relate to mental health and physical health assessment.

You'll be an innovative thinker who can look for the opportunities to further develop the role. So, if the prospect of working with other dedicated clinicians excites you, and you're a real team player, happy to use your initiative and embrace change, then apply now!

You will be a Registered Mental Health Professional (Registered Nurse, Occupational Therapist, Social Worker, or DAPAANZ registered clinician). It is desirable that you hold relevant post graduate qualifications. For the current vacancy a registered nurse is preferred however applications from other disciplines will be considered.

About the Southern DHB

We are responsible for planning, funding and providing health and disability services to a population of over 315,000 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.

Why Dunedin?

Now is 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. Check out https://careers.southernhealth.nz/ for what the region and we can offer you and your whanau

Closing date: Monday, 3 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.

For further information please contact Caroline, Recruitment Advisor Mental Health, Addiction and Intellectual Disability Directorate, phone: (03) 214 5749 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)

To apply

We only accept online applications. Please apply via our website: https://careers.southernhealth.nz/

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