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Mental Health Professional - CAFS

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

  • Invercargill, Southland
  • Permanent, full-time (40 hours per week)
  • Join a team passionate about getting real results.

About us

Here at Southern DHB, we're up to the challenge of realising our vision of Better Health, Better Lives, Whanau Ora; and to help us achieve this we're very focused on bringing into our organisation people who display our values of being Kind, Open and Positive, with a sense of Community.

The team environment, with ready access to other mental health professionals, means that you truly can put the patient and their needs at the centre of everything you do. You'll work closely with patients, their families, and other members of the team to provide assessments and treatment plans that support their recovery. We offer you a warm, pleasant working environment in a modern low-rise building, free parking and very good resources and the opportunity to work and develop professionally within a progressive and friendly team that is well supported by management.

About the opportunity / About you

We are looking to recruit a suitably qualified and experienced Mental Health Professional to fill this role working with children and adolescents (and their families), with moderate to severe mental health difficulties. If you have experience in the provision of psychotherapy on an individual or group basis and you're passionate 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 case-load, utilising your mental health experience with excellent assessment and intervention skills. 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.

You should be a confident and effective communicator, truly passionate about your work

You must be a Registered Health Professional, with a current APC - Registered Nurse, Occupational Therapist or Social Worker with experience in working within a mental health sector with children, adolescents and their families. You will also require a full NZ driver's licence.

The location - Why Southland?

Life is kind in Invercargill. If it's the city life you crave, you'll find it here with beautiful scenery and loads of attractions right on your doorstep. Boasting a lively restaurant and café scene, not to mention world class local attractions like Bill Richardson Transport World and Motorcycle Mecca. The Southern district offers the benefits of excellent amenities, first-class primary through to tertiary education and a competitive cost of living. Whether it's 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.

It's all here waiting - the opportunity to create a fantastic work/life balance is within your reach.

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.

Closing date: Thursday, 7 October 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 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 5769or 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)

We also have other Mental Health opportunities available, refer to our website to see what might suit you

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