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Registered Nurse / Social Worker / Occupational Therapist

Registered Nurse / Social Worker / Occupational Therapist

Youth Specialty Service (YSS)

Dunedin (CBD)

Salary between $81,683 and $106,739 per annum

  • Join us as we change the future of healthcare in Southern NZ
  • Opportunity to make a difference in the community
  • Full time 40 hours per week

Heath New Zealand - Te Whatu Ora Southern exists to support everyone across our district to live well, and access the right care when they need it, by delivering high quality, patient-centred and equitable health services to our diverse communities.

 

Our Youth Specialty Service (YSS) in Dunedin provides assessment, support and treatment for youth experiencing moderate to severe mental health issues, including support to family.

This position will see you managing a caseload, providing assessment, treatment and co-working to facilitate the best outcome for the patient and family.  You will enjoy working collaboratively alongside other experienced clinical staff to promote healthy family systems and be able to form sound links with external agencies.

 

Mō te tūranga | About the role

As a Registered Nurse, Occupational Therapist or Social Worker you will have a sound knowledge of appropriate youth focussed mental health interventions and provide specialised assessment and treatment, be familiar with group processes, with a strong emphasis on family inclusion for those youth experiencing moderate to severe mental health difficulties.

 

To be successful in this role you will be flexible, have a commitment to delivering excellence to youth and their family in an age appropriate and culturally appropriate manner. Liaise effectively in partnership with community agencies to support the youth’s health and wellbeing. 

 

If you enjoy working as an integral member of a youth focussed multidisciplinary team and have experience working with youth and their family, you shouldn’t let this opportunity pass you by.

Registered Nurse PD

Occupational Therapist PD

Social Worker PD

 

Mōu ake | About you

As a key worker you will have a sound knowledge of appropriate youth focussed mental health interventions and provide specialised assessment and treatment, with a strong emphasis on family inclusion for those youth experiencing moderate to severe mental health difficulties.

 

In this role you will be committed to delivering excellence to youth and their family in an age appropriate and culturally appropriate manner, both in individual sessions and working alongside whanau. You will liaise effectively in partnership with community agencies to support the youth’s health and wellbeing. 

 

Our ideal candidate will:

  • Registered Nurse, Social Worker or Occupational Therapist with current APC
  • Experience in working with adolescents with moderate to severe mental illness is preferred
  • Previous experience in Mental Health Triage
  • Current New Zealand Drivers licence

 

Painga | Benefits

  • Competitively priced housing and beautiful scenery
  • Continuous support for career development
  • Easy commute for work, for the traffic jams!

 

Mō mātou | About us

Health New Zealand - 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

Registered Nurse

This role belongs to the Te Whatu Ora /NZNO Collective Agreement and falls between Step 2 ($81,863 p.a. pro-rata) and Step 7 ($106,739) of the Registered Nurse Salary Scale.

 

Social Worker and Occupational Therapist

This role belongs to the PSA/Te Whatu Ora Allied, Public Health and Technical Multi-Employer Collective Agreement and falls between Step 1 ($74,842 p.a) and Step 7 ($104,466 p.a pro rata) of the Degree-Based Allied, Public Health and Technical scale.

 

Rā mōnehu |Closing Date:  05 August 2024

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: https://careers.southernhealth.nz/ 

For further information please contact Mikayla Hamilton, Recruitment Advisor, mikayla.hamilton@southerndhb.govt.nz

 

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)

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