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Administrator - Southern Rivers Community Mental Health Team (Balclutha Office)


Southern Rivers Community Mental Health Team – Balclutha Office


  • Permanent, part-time (0.4FTE, 16 hours per week) position
  • Monday - Tuesday, 8.30am to 5:00pm
  • Friendly and supportive team environment


Mō te tūranga | About the role

Our progressive and dynamic Mental Health Service strives to achieve excellence in every facet of its service delivery and we have an opportunity for an experienced Administrator to join the team on a part-time basis.


As a pivotal member of our team you will be a quick thinker who will be able to deliver effective, confidential and professional support to our staff, providing robust secretarial, clerical and reception services.


Responsibilities will be varied and cover reception and office administration duties including but not limited to; liaising with consumers and whanau, data entry and maintenance; keeping records and files up to date, co-ordinate meetings and clinics, assisting clinicians where necessary, coordinating office operations, transcriptions, appointment booking and typing etc.


While this position is based in Balclutha, some travel may be required to provide cover in Gore at times of annual leave, sickness etc.


See position description.


Mōu ake | About you

You will have a high level of computer competency, organisational and communication skills and the ability to manage multiple deadlines and initiative.


To be successful in this role you will also:

  • Previous administration or reception experience
  • Prior typing experience
  • Maintain an exceptionally high level of confidentiality
  • Enthusiastic and friendly with a good work ethic
  • Have a friendly manner alongside outstanding customer service.
  • Knowledge of the health sector is desired but not essential


Painga | Benefits

  • Continuous support for career development
  • Discounted health insurance and access to Physiotherapy Staff Access Scheme
  • Access to a range of retail discounts and Employee Assistance Programme (EAP).


Mō mātou | About us

Te Whatu Ora - Southern has the largest geographical coverage of all the New Zealand regions, providing services to 350,000 people in diverse communities. We take pride in all the services we provide, and our aim is to improve, promote and protect the health of our region. We believe that our dedicated and passionate staff are a significant driving force behind the achievement of these standards, and we need more like-minded people to help us continue providing for our community.


Check out for what the region and we can offer you and your whanau.


Utu whānui | Salary range

This role is covered by the terms and conditions of the PSA South Island Clerical Multi-Employer Collective Agreement and the salary will be in accordance with the National Health Administration Workers Pay Scale, Band 4A which falls between Step 1 $68,903 and Step 3 $71,787 pro rata p.a dependant on relevant experience.


Rā mōnehu | Closing Date:  8 October 2023

Due to the fast-paced nature of what we do, our vacancy close dates may be subject to change. Don’t delay, make sure you apply as soon as possible.


Tono ināianei | Apply now

We only accept online applications. Please apply via our website:


If you currently work for Te Whatu Ora- Health New Zealand - Southern , please apply for this role via our internal careers site, found here:  Pulse > Applications > Corporate > SuccessFactors


For further information please contact Mikayla Hamilton, Recruitment Advisor, all conversations will be confidential in nature


Pre-Employment checks

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

  • Occupational Health Assessment
  • Police Vetting / Ministry of Justice safety checks
  • Serious misconduct checks (previous Public Service departments and statutory Crown entities only)
  • Covid-19 Vaccination is expected for all workers at higher risk of workplace exposure to COVID-19 through face-to-face patient interaction, working in clinical areas and contact with potentially infectious materials and surfaces.


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