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Mental Health Professional - Child and Family Mental Health Services

Mental Health Professional ( Registered Nurse, Social worker, Occupational Therapist) – Child and Family Mental Health Services

Central Lakes, Dunstan


  • Permanent – Fulltime 1.0 FTE (40 hours per week)
  • Triage Role
  • Work in beautiful Central Lakes


It’s not every day an opportunity comes up to experience a different lifestyle in the gorgeous Central Otago and keep doing what you’ve trained for. In this role you will be working from the Dunstan Hospital as part of the Central Lakes CMHT. You will coordinate triage and intake for the Central Lakes CAFMHS service that covers Queenstown, Wanaka, Dunstan and Cromwell.  It’s the perfect work / life balance you have been looking for. 


Mō te tūranga | About the role


This position will see you undertaking the important triage, intake role across central lakes, whilst managing a limited small caseload, providing assessment, treatment and co-working to facilitate the best outcome for rangatahi and whanau.  You will enjoy working collaboratively alongside other experienced clinical staff to promote healthy whanau systems and be able to form sound links with external agencies.


See Clinical Psychologist position description.

See Mental Health Professional position description.


Mōu ake | About you


You will bring to this role flexibility, experience in triage and working with rangatahi and their whanau within a multidisciplinary setting.  We provide good orientation to the position and will support your ongoing professional development needs. 


To be considered for this position you must have relevant mental health experience, experience in working with young people experiencing mental health issues, hold current registration and an annual practising certificate as either a Registered Nurse with a scope of practice that allows you to work in Mental Health or as an Allied Health Professional (Social Worker, Occupational Therapist).


You will be required to participate on an after-hours on call roster and be a DAO (Duly Authorised Officer) or undertake training.  A current, full driver’s licence is essential. 


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


$59 - $88 K per annum + Kiwisaver + DAO allowance


Rā mōnehu | Closing Date:  Sunday 9th October 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

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