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

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

Southern Rivers Community Mental Health team - Gore

Permanent - part-time (0.5 FTE)

  • Affordable housing / easy lifestyle
  • Join a team passionate about getting real results
  • Specialist Child / Adolescent and Family role

Are you an allied health professional looking for an opportunity in mental health?

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 you / about the role

We are looking for a suitably qualified and experienced Mental Health Professional to fill this role working with children and adolescents (and their families), with 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 caseload, 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. 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 with experience working within a mental health sector, be eligible to live and work in New Zealand and hold a current NZ driver's licence.

The location

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'.

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's kayaking or sailing; skiing, hunting or fishing; theatre, live-music or art - there's literally something for everyone. Check out https://southernhealthcareers.nz/ for what the region and we can offer you and your whanau.

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.

Closing date: Sunday, 21 March 2021. Please note that we may begin shortlisting as we receive applications and could withdraw the advertising at any time.

For further information please contact Caroline, Recruitment Advisor - Mental Health, Addiction and Intellectual Disability Directorate (MHAID), Phone (03) 214 5769 or Email caroline.godfrey@southerndhb.govt.nz

Children's Act 2014

Due to this position having contact with children and the SDHB's commitment to child protection, you will be subject to 'safety checks' under the Children's Act at the time of hire and thereafter as per the relevant legislation.

Pre-Employment Occupational Health Assessment

In the interests of protecting our people and our patients, all appointments will be subject to an Occupational Health Assessment to confirm suitability and fitness to work in the role you are being considered for.

To apply

We only accept online applications. Please apply via our website: www.southernhealth.nz

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