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Registered Nurse CAFs

Child, Adolescent and Family Service (CAFS)

Southern Rivers Mental Health - Balclutha

  • Permanent, part-time (0.6FTE)
  • Affordable housing and excellent work/life balance
  • Join a team passionate about getting real results

About the opportunity / About you

We are looking to recruit a suitably qualified and experienced Registered Nurse to fill this role working with children and adolescents (and their families), with moderate to severe mental health difficulties. If you have experience in the provision of psychotherapy on an individual or group basis and you're passionate 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 experience with excellent assessment and intervention skills. 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.

You should be a confident and effective communicator, truly passionate about your work!

You must be a Registered Nurse, with a current APC and experience in working within a mental health sector with children, adolescents and their families. You will also require a full NZ driver's licence.

The successful candidate will take part in an on-call after hour's roster (dependent on FTE) to support the Southern Rivers Community Mental Health Team crisis service. You will be expected to be available for this on-call roster up to 6 shifts a month and will receive specialist Duly Authorised Officer (Mental Health Act 1992 and amendments) training. Remuneration for these duties is in addition to the usual salary scale for the specific role in question.

About the Southern DHB

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.

We are responsible for planning, funding and providing health and disability services to a population of over 350,000 located South of the Waitaki River. 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.

The location

Now is also a great time to relocate to Southern if you were considering a move. The Southern district offers the benefits of excellent amenities, first class primary through to tertiary education and outstanding recreational opportunities. Whether it is surfing, kayaking or sailing; skiing, hunting or fishing; theatre, live-music or art - there's literally something for everyone. Why don't you check out https://careers.southernhealth.nz/ for what the region and we can offer you and your whanau.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a Mental Health team in a rural setting that offers an excellent work/life balance and access to the great outdoors. If this appeals to you, don't hesitate - join us!

See position description

Closing date: Sunday, 30 January 2022.

Due to the fast paced nature of the DHB, our vacancy close dates may be subject to change. Don't delay, make sure you apply as soon as possible.

Do you currently work for Southern DHB? If so, please apply for this role via our internal careers site, found here: Pulse > Applications > Corporate > SuccessFactors

For further information please contact Caroline, Recruitment Advisor - Mental Health, Addiction and Intellectual Disability Directorate, on phone: (03) 214 5769 or email: caroline.godfrey@southerndhb.govt.nz

Pre-employment checks

In the interests of protecting our people and our patients, all appointments will be subject to the following:

  • Occupational health assessment
  • Police vetting / Ministry of Justice safety checks
  • Serious misconduct checks (previous Public Service departments and statutory Crown entities only)

Covid vaccination requirements

Following the update to COVID-19 Public Health Response (Vaccinations) Order 2021 this also includes the requirement that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. You will need to provide proof of this to Occupational Health staff.

To apply

We only accept online applications. Please apply via our website: https://careers.southernhealth.nz/job-invite/12264/

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