The BOPDHB Acute Care Team (Crisis Team) provide accessible and responsive specialist secondary Mental Health and Addiction Services for the BOP community that is culturally appropriate and inclusive. This role requires application of core care delivery functions, as well as providing opportunity for application of specialised knowledge and skills in the context of a multi professional team. The crisis team supports clients and their whanau suffering with acute mental health crisis/ distress, through means of acute assessment, brief follow up, connection with community services, initiation/ discussion of treatment and make a plan of a pathway forward once the crisis has past.
We currently have three full time permanent positions available for suitable applicants (part time hours will be considered for the right applicant). You will be part of a diverse team of Health Professionals including Nurses, Social Workers and Occupational Therapists and a part of a wider experienced and very supportive team.
We are looking for a team player, but also someone who is comfortable working autonomously. You will have sound acute assessment skills, able to make decisions quickly with patient, staff, and community safety at the forefront of all decisions made. You will be flexible with your thinking as well as with your ability to work shifts, including weekends and public holidays. We are looking for someone with an open mind who is positive, passionate and has a desire to learn and grow. It is preferable you have a minimum 3 years’ experience in the Mental Health sector.
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Our values of Compassion, All-one-team, Responsive and Excellence are at the centre of everything we do. We are looking for someone who demonstrates, exudes and embeds behaviours consistent with our Manaakitanga values as well as the above skills and experience.
The BOPDHB are committed to improving Māori health outcomes and achieving health equity for Māori through Te Tiriti o Waitangi obligations. It is essential you demonstrate an awareness of Māori indigenous rights and current issues in relation to health and health equity.
All applications are to be made online.