Skip to main content

For the full experience please download a modern browser. Click here to find a modern browser or discuss with your IT department.

Mental Health Support Clinician



Our centre

Student Health provides health care services for students at the University of Otago and is staffed with 56 full and part-time staff who between them undertake over 50,000 medical, nursing, counselling and psychiatry consultations per year.

The role

As a Mental Health Support Clinician, you will work in conjunction with a multi-disciplinary team of mental health professionals and the wider primary care team at Student Health Services. A stepped care approach is required as well as a sound working knowledge of available referral partners and community resources.

Ideally, you will be an experienced and autonomous clinician who communicates clearly and works well in various team environments. A proven ability to function well under the pressure of high clinical demand is essential.

In this role, you will report to the Clinical Group Leader of The Mental health and Wellbeing team.

Your skills and experience

  • Be suitably qualified within the mental health field with a strong clinical background in mental health assessment and triage.
  • Have a strong interest and experience in helping young adults.
  • Experience with assessment, short-term intervention and liaison work is essential.

Further details

This is a permanent, part-time (0.72 FTE, 27 hours per week) semester time only position with some regular evening work required.

Excellent working conditions, working environment, competitive remuneration package including professional development and superannuation is offered along with other benefits associated in being employed by the University of Otago.

The University is committed to meeting its obligations under the Vulnerable Children Act 2014. Candidates who successfully make the final stages of the recruitment process will be required to undergo a safety check.

You must have the right to live and work in New Zealand to apply for this position.

For further details please contact Richard Mooney via the contact details below.


To submit your application (including CV and cover letter) please click the apply button below.

Applications quoting reference number 2100949 will close on Thursday, 3 June 2021.

As a part-time position, the salary range for this role will be the pro-rata equivalent of the annual full-time salary range listed.


To see a full job description and to apply online go to:

Equal opportunity in employment is University policy.

E tautoko ana Te Whare Wananga o Otago i te kaupapa whakaorite whiwhinga mahi.