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Mental Health Professional - Southern Rivers CMHT

Southern Rivers Community Mental Health


  • Permanent, part-time (0.8 FTE)
  • Make a difference to our rural communities
  • Affordable housing / easy lifestyle

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

About the role

We have a permanent, part-time vacancy for a Mental Health Professional, experienced in working with patients with serious mental illness in a community setting. Within this position you will be responsible for case management, assessing, maintaining and managing clinical risk.

While this position is based in Gore, the Southern Rivers Team also works across the Clutha District.

About you

To be successful in this role ideally you will have community and / or recent acute inpatient experience, however this isn't absolutely necessary, you'll also have the ability to meet the demands of a busy workload to a high standard. You will have previously demonstrated a commitment to best practice standards and your model of practice will be inclusive of the seven Real Skills of Let's get real ( You will also hold a strong sense of 'self', a positive 'can do' attitude and a commitment to working cohesively in a dynamic multidisciplinary team.

You will also be required to take part in an after-hours on-call roster and undertake training to qualify as a Duly Authorised Officer under the Mental Health Act. Remuneration for these duties is in addition to the usual salary scale for the role.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a Community Mental Health Team in a rural setting that offers an excellent work/life balance and access to the great outdoors.

You must be a New Zealand Registered Health Professional, Registered Nurse, Social Worker or Occupational Therapist with a current APC and hold a full NZ driver's licence.

The location

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

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.

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Closing date: Sunday, 16 January 2022.

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 5769 or email:

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)

Covid vaccination requirements

Following the update to COVID-19 Public Health Response (Vaccinations) Order 2021, to be employed with Southern DHB you will be required to be fully vaccinated as a health care worker. If you have already been fully vaccinated you will need to provide proof of this to Occupational Health staff. If you are not yet fully vaccinated you must make arrangements to undertake your first vaccination before you commence work and be fully vaccinated, as required by the Order, by 1 January 2022.

To apply

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