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Our Purpose: Why we do it
When you work with the Canterbury District Health Board, you're part of something very special. We plan, fund and deliver health services to the almost 600,000 people that live in the Canterbury region. Our primary goal is to put people at the heart of everything we do.
The Team: What we do
An exciting opportunity has arisen for five new or imminent graduates in Occupational Therapy or Social Work to enter the Specialist Mental Health Service (SMHS). These positions are permanent full-time roles where you would be a part of the Allied Health New Entry to Specialist Practice (AH NESP) programme before moving on to a suitable position within SMHS.
The days and hours required are Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5.00pm. This may also involve some weekend work.
Please include in your application a one page covering letter stating why you want to develop a career in mental health and what particular qualities and experiences you would bring into SMHS.
The AUT university programme will commence late February 2021, however dates for this and for enrolment in the 2021 University course (usually mid-January) have not yet been finalised. They will be posted on the AUT website as soon as the university has confirmed these.
Profession-specific position description available upon request.
The Role: Where you fit in
The NESP programme will include the following:
Your skills will include the following:
Our Culture: What matters to us
Ko ngā tāngata, te mātua mahi
Putting people at the heart of all we do
Health is ultimately all about people. What's important around here is the way we care for and respect others, the responsibility taken for delivering outcomes, and going about our work with integrity.
Belonging Here: Becoming part of our story
Being part of the Canterbury District Health Board, you will enjoy a fantastic benefits scheme, the opportunity for flexible working arrangements and ongoing focus on your career development.
The Canterbury DHB believes that diversity and inclusion is key to ensure we deliver the best care for our diverse population. The Canterbury DHB is an inclusive and equal opportunity employer that welcomes and respects everyone.
If this role has sparked your interest but does not match your skills then please visit our careers website and have a look at our roles that better suit your expertise.
If you are interested in this role please apply directly on our career site. Please note only applications submitted via our career site will be accepted.
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