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Mental Health Professional - Southern Rivers CMHT

Mental Health - Allied Health Professional – Southern Rivers Community Mental Health

Gore                   

 

  • Permanent - Part time (0.8 FTE)
  • Make a difference to our rural communities
  • Affordable Housing / Easy Lifestyle

 

Are you an allied health professional looking for an opportunity in mental health?

 

About the Role

We have a permanent, part time vacancy for a Mental Health Professional, experienced in working with patients with serious mental illness in a community setting.  Within this position you will be responsible for case management, assessing, maintaining and managing clinical risk.  

 

While this position is based in Gore, the Southern Rivers Team also works across the Clutha District.

 

About You

To be successful in this role ideally you will have community and / or recent acute inpatient experience, however this isn’t absolutely necessary, you’ll also have the ability to meet the demands of a busy workload to a high standard.  You will have previously demonstrated a commitment to best practice standards and your model of practice will be inclusive of the seven Real Skills of Let’s get real (www.tepou.co.nz).  You will also hold a strong sense of ‘self’, a positive ‘can do’ attitude and a commitment to working cohesively in a dynamic multidisciplinary team. 

 

You will also be required to take part in an after-hours on-call roster and undertake training to qualify as a Duly Authorised Officer under the Mental Health Act.  Remuneration for these duties is in addition to the usual salary scale for the role.

 

This is an exciting opportunity to join a Community Mental Health Team in a rural setting that offers an excellent work/life balance and access to the great outdoors. 

 

You must be a New Zealand Registered Health Professional, Registered Nurse, Social Worker or Occupational Therapist with a current APC and hold a full NZ driver licence.

 

The Location

Gore – located between two main cities, Invercargill and Dunedin - boasts a central point to some of Southlands best natural landscapes while offering a fantastic lifestyle with affordable living. It’s what we like to call ‘rural city living’.

 

About Southern DHB

Southern DHB has the largest regional coverage of all the New Zealand health boards, providing services to 350,000 people in diverse communities across a huge geographical area. 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.

Now is also a great time to relocate to Southern if you were considering a move. The Southern district offers the benefits of excellent amenities, first class primary through to tertiary education and outstanding recreational opportunities. Whether it is surfing, kayaking or sailing; skiing, hunting or fishing; theatre, live-music or art – there’s literally something for everyone. Why don’t you check out https://careers.southernhealth.nz/ for what the region and we can offer you and your whanau.

 

View Mental Health Professional Position Description

View Mental Health Registered Nurse Position Description

 

Closing Date: Thursday 14 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)
  • 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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