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MHP/Registered Nurse

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

Southern Rivers Community Mental Health team - Gore

  • Permanent, 1.0 FTE (40 hours per week)
  • Specialist Child / Adolescent and Family role
  • Safe, friendly and affordable lifestyle

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.

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'.

About you / about the role

We are looking for a suitably qualified Mental Health Professional to fill this role working with children and adolescents (and their families), with mental health difficulties. If and you're passionate about young people 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 skills providing excellent assessment and intervention. 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 keen to work within the mental health sector, be eligible to live and work in New Zealand and hold a current NZ Drivers licence.

You may be required to be part of the Southern Rivers Community Mental Health Team on call roster progressing to Duly Authorised Officer status.

If you think this sounds like you then apply now.

The location

The Southern district offers the benefits of excellent amenities, first class primary through to tertiary education, affordable housing and outstanding recreational opportunities. 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://southernhealthcareers.nz/ for what the region and we can offer you and your whanau.

About us

Southern District Health Board (Southern DHB) exists to support everyone across our district to live well, and access the right care when they need it, by delivering high quality, patient-centred and equitable health services to our diverse communities.

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.

For further information please contact Caroline Godfrey, 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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