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Clinical Educator – Specialist Mental Health Service

Organisation Canterbury District Health Board
Area, City Christchurch
Advert reference CA0R8Q
Contact person Simon Liddy
Contact website and/or email


Contact telephone 021842663
Permanent/temporary Permanent
Full/part time Part time
Closing date for applications 17-12-2019


  • Permanent, part-time opportunity (24 hours per week) for a registered Allied Health Professional
  • A rare opportunity to contribute to the education of our Mental Health Workforce and improve outcomes for our community
  • Grow your career within an experienced team of mental health educators from broad clinical backgrounds!

Our Purpose: Why we do it

When you work with the Canterbury District Health Board, you’re part of something very special. We plan, fund and deliver health services to the almost 600,000 people that live in the Canterbury region. Our primary goal is to put people at the heart of everything we do.

The Team: What we do

Our Specialist Mental Health Services (SMHS) are at the leading edge of mental health service delivery. We provide a range of inpatient and community services to people in the Canterbury district. Our SMHS offer a wide range of specialty areas, including: Adult Community; Adult Acute; Rehabilitation; Child, Adolescent and Family (CAF); Forensic; Alcohol and Drug; Intellectually Disabled Persons’ Health, and more.

We’re looking for a Registered Allied Health Professional to join our SMHS Training Unit as a Clinical Educator, providing educational course development and implementation to our team of healthcare professionals! This is a part time opportunity working 24hrs per week (0.6FTE) based at Hillmorton Hospital. These hours will ideally be worked across three days, but there is flexibility around this and will be negotiated with the successful applicant.

The Role: Where you fit in

In this role, you will be responsible for the following:

  • Developing, teaching and implementing Continuing Education and Professional Development courses with a focus on facilitating best practice outcomes. This will include the portfolios of Family Inclusive Practice and Risk
  • Coaching clinician trainers to deliver courses effectively to ensure the best outcomes
  • Leading projects to operationalise education programmes and courses

Your skills will include the following:

  • A strong clinical background in a mental health setting
  • A strong focus on partnership with consumers and their family/whanau through a culturally diverse lens
  • Proven experience working within adult education is essential (formal qualification in adult teaching is advantageous)
  • An understanding of adult education principles
  • NZ Registration as an Allied Health Professional with current Annual Practicing Certificate (or ability to obtain this) is essential

Our Culture: What matters to us

Ko ngā tāngata, te mātua mahi
Putting people at the heart of all we do

Health is ultimately all about people. What’s important around here is the way we care for and respect others, the responsibility taken for delivering outcomes, and going about our work with integrity.

Belonging Here: Becoming part of our story

Being part of the Canterbury District Health Board, you will enjoy a fantastic benefits scheme, the opportunity for flexible working arrangements and ongoing focus on your career development.

The Canterbury DHB believes that diversity and inclusion is key to ensure we deliver the best care for our diverse population. The Canterbury DHB is an inclusive and equal opportunity employer that welcomes and respects everyone.

If this role has sparked your interest but does not match your skills then please visit our careers website and have a look at our roles that better suit your expertise.

If you are interested in this role please apply directly on our career site. Please note only applications submitted via our career site will be accepted.

Contact us on [email protected] for additional information.

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