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Mental Health Assistant - Mental Health for Older Persons

Mental Health Assistant  – Mental Health for Older Persons

Ward 6c

Dunedin Hospital

 

  • Full-time, part-time and casual positions available now
  • Want to work in a rewarding environment

 

About the Team

Ward 6C is a 12-bed acute assessment and treatment unit for people aged over 65 years with an array of mental health (along with some physical health) needs, located in Dunedin Hospital.  

 

About the Role

Our Mental Health / Health Care Assistants are key team members who assist our nursing and allied health staff to ensure an effective and efficient service. As an Assistant working in Mental Health you’ll need to have a positive attitude and good communication skills, be able to take direction and work well as part of the team.  Computer literacy is essential and experience working with people in the health sector is an advantage

 

About You

You will be someone who is warm, empathetic, responsive and attuned to the emotions, needs and motivations of older people. It is preferred you have Mental Health experience or a strong willingness to work in this field.

 

To be successful in this role you will have a passion for supporting older people with varying mental health needs, be confident in providing support and assisting patients; display initiative; be patient focussed at all times, and be able to adapt to a changing environment. 

 

If working with older people is something you are passionate about then apply now to join the team at Mental Health for Older Persons. Please state in your cover letter whether you are interested in casual or part-time employment.

 

About the Southern DHB

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.

 

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Closing Date: Sunday 31 July 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, 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:

  • 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.  

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