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Registered Nurse

Registered Nurse – Child and Family Mental Health Service (CAFMHS)

Dunedin (CBD)

Salary Band - $ 64,291 to $88,757 pa pro-rata + kiwisaver


  • Permanent part-time, 0.8 FTE (64 hours per fortnight)
  • Great Opportunity for Professional Development
  • Make a real difference,

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


About the Team

Southern DHB’s Child and Family Mental Health Service (CAFMHS) in Dunedin provide support and treatment for children (0-14 years) experiencing moderate to severe mental health issues, including support to family.


Mō te tūranga | About the role

This position will see you managing a limited caseload, providing assessment, treatment and co-working to facilitate the best outcome for children 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.


Mōu ake | About you

You will bring to this role flexibility and experience in working with children and family 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 and hold current registration and an annual practising certificate with a scope that allows you to practice in Mental Health. 

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Painga | Benefits

  • Beautiful coastlines and a family-friendly community.
  • Continuous support for career development.
  • Subsidised gym membership and discounted health insurance and banking offers
  • Access to a range of retail discounts and Employee Assistance Programme (EAP).


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. Insiders - Ōtepoti | Dunedin New Zealand official website (


Rā mōnehu | Closing Date: Thursday 15 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 Caroline Godfrey, 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 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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