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Mental Health Support Clinician



Our centre

Student Health provides health care services for students at the University of Otago and is staffed with more than 50full and part-time staff who between them undertake over 50,000 medical, nursing, mental health 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

We have one full-time (37.5 hours per week) position, and one part time (27 hours per week) position available. There is a requirement for working some evenings (until 8:30pm) due to service requirements for both positions.

The salary range for the part time role will be the pro-rata equivalent of the annual full-time salary range listed.

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

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


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Equal opportunity in employment is University policy.

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