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Youth Forensic Case Manager - CAMHS, Nelson

  • Fixed-term 0.5FTE position for 12 months
  • Make a difference working with young people and their family and whanau
  • Registered Nurse, Occupational Therapist or Social Worker with three years relevant experience

Ngā mōhiohio e pā hānga ki tēnei mahi (About this position)

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) is a regional service for children and youth with serious mental health disorders up to aged 18 years. Our multi-disciplinary team is made up of psychiatrists, mental health nurses, psychologists, occupational therapists and social workers, all trained in a range of treatment modalities.

We are looking for a Youth Forensic Case Manager to join our team on a 12-month fixed-term basis, working 40 hours a fortnight (0.5FTE). In this role you will screen and assess youth who have offended and are affected by mental health, or alcohol and other drugs related issues. You will facilitate access to services for young people and develop comprehensive treatment and care plans. This is important work and we can't do it alone. A big part of this role is working with other agencies and providers to offer a wrap-around service to our young people.

Ko wai he kaitono tōtika? (Who is an appropriate applicant?)

You will be a registered social worker, occupational therapist or nurse with at least three years' experience within a CAMHS or acute mental health setting. You will be experienced in working with young people and you will be up to date with current research relating to mental health and also trends in youth offending. You will have a background in delivering comprehensive assessments and evidence based interventions for youth.

Whilst we are looking for experienced practitioners we recruit primarily for attitude. You will need to fit into a cohesive team culture of collaborative practice, openness, humour, and respect across disciplines and will engender confidence, trust and rapport with clients, their support networks and other agencies and service providers.

Ā mātou rōpū (About our team)

Nelson Marlborough Health is the main health provider for the top of the south. Nearly 3,000 strong, we are Nelson and Marlborough's largest employer, which means the opportunities here are endless. Our main locations are Nelson and Wairau Hospitals but we are spread across the region and service all parts of the community. Our work can be challenging, but we are up for it. We have a great team and we work hard to make a difference. We value integrity, innovation, respect and teamwork.

For information on the Nelson/Tasman region visit

Ētahi atu mōhiohio (More Information)

Me pēhea ahau e tono ai? (How do I apply?)

For general enquiries please contact our recruitment team on or 03 546 1274.

For role specific information please contact Eileen Varley - Manager Addictions, CAMHS and EIS on

Keen to apply now, it's easy. Please fill in our online application form.


Applications close on Saturday, 27 March 2021.

Nelson Marlborough Health strongly endorses Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

We believe that to achieve equity in health outcomes for Māori we need a workforce reflective of the population it serves. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who identify as Māori and we recruit for cultural competence.

He waka eke noa. We are all in this together.