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Mental Health Professional - Child and Family Mental Health Services

Mental Health Professional (Social Worker, Occupational Therapist, Registered Nurse)

Child and Family Mental Health Services (CAFMHS)

Central Lakes, Queenstown

Salary Band – $59,035 - $85,992 p.a pro rata + Kiwisaver for SW or OT

                         $72,061 - $95,340 for RN


  • Fixed-term – part-time 0.8 FTE (32 hours per week) opportunity until January 2025
  • 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 Queenstown Hospital as part of the Central Lakes community mental health team. You will coordinate 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


The position will have you working as a case manager providing assessment, treatment and coordination.

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.


Further training and professional development is additionally available for motivated employees.


See Registered Nurse 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 thorough 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).


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

This role falls between Step 1 ($59,035 p.a) and Step 8 ($85,992 p.a pro rata) of the Allied, Public Health and Technical scale. Or between Step 2 ($72,061) and Step 7 ($95,340) of the Registered Nursing scale.


Rā mōnehu | Closing Date:  Wednesday 20th December 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: 

For further information around the recruitment process please contact James Boyd,

For further information regarding the clinical aspects of the role please contact Kelly Linwood,


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 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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