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Mental Health Professional - Child, Adolescent and Family Service (CAFS)

Mental Health Professional

Child, Adolescent and Family Service (CAFS), Southland
Competitive salary + Kiwisaver + discounted health insurance 


  • Permanent position available, 40 hours per week!
  • Competitive salary + discounted health insurance + affordable housing
  • Join a fantastic team passionate about getting real results


Mō te tūranga | About the role

Exciting opportunity for a Mental Health Professional (Social Worker, Occupational Therapist, Clinical Psychologist) to join the team at Southland Hospital. The role will see you:


  • Provide clinical care and treatment for patients referred to the service.
  • Work with a broad-based generic caseload, providing assessment and intervention.
  • Use your experience in the provision of psychotherapy to assist children and adolescents (and their families), with mental health difficulties.
  • Be part of a passionate multi-disciplinary team, focused on excellent service delivery and results.


Mōu ake | About you

  • You will be a registered health professional with a current annual practicing certificate
  • Exceptional communication skills and the ability to engage with a range of people of all ages and backgrounds
  • Able to work under pressure, with the ability to make effective decisions in high pressure situations
  • Great team-player who works well in a cohesive environment
  • Previous experience in the mental health space. Preference for experience with children and adolescent, but this is not essential.


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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.


Utu whānui | Salary range

This salary for this position will be in accordance with the relevant salary scale for the successful applicant’s occupation. The following collective agreements may be applied based on the relevant occupation.

  • DHBs/PSA Allied, Public Health, Scientific and Technical Multi-Employer Collective Agreement (expiring 30 June 2023)
  • DHBs/APEX Psychologists Multi-Employer Collective Agreement (1 June 2021 – 31 May 2023)
  • DHBs/NZNO Nursing and Midwifery Multi-Employer Collective Agreement (2 August 2020 – 31 October 2022


Rā mōnehu | Closing Date:  Sunday 18th December 2022

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: 

For further information please contact James Boyd, Recruitment Advisor,

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


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 requirements: New employees of Te Whatu Ora Southern will need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, which includes two doses and a booster dose of an approved vaccine. If you are unable to receive a COVID-19 vaccine or booster for any reason, please indicate this in your cover letter so we can discuss this with you further and establish if you meet any criteria for an exemption.

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