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Clinical Team Member- Regional Eating Disorders Service

Organisation Auckland District Health Board
Area, City Auckland
Advert reference AK23672
Contact person Jimmy Mathews
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Permanent/temporary Permanent
Full/part time Full time
Closing date for applications 30-04-2019


Clinical Team Member
Tupu Ora child and adolescent team
, Eating Disorders Services, Community/Outpatient

Full or Part Time

  • Regional focus
  • Innovative service
  • On-going staff education and support

This is a position that would suit a Clinical Psychologist, Mental Health Nurses, Occupational Therapists and Social Worker. Applications for this role are also welcomed from Mental Health Nurses, Social Workers, Psychotherapist and Occupational Therapists who have worked in Mental Health.

Tupu Ora is a regional specialist service providing assessment and treatment for, children, adolescents and adults with eating disorders. Tupu Ora also provides consultation to and liaison with community services and hospitals in the Metro Auckland and Northland region.

Tupu Ora has a continuum of services including community/outpatient, intensive day programme and residential options.  The Tupu Ora community team provides specialist treatment to children, adolescents and adults presenting with moderate to severe eating disorders in the community and outpatient setting.

This position is to work in our community child and adolescent team. As a member of the Tupu Ora child and adolescent Team, you will work collaboratively within the multi-disciplinary team to provide assessment and specialist treatment to our client group.  As the evidence base for adolescents with Anorexia Nervosa favours Family Based Treatment (FBT) there is a strong clinical focus on this within the team. The applicant would be expected to be or to become familiar with this model and deliver this treatment.

We can offer good opportunities for professional development and clinical supervision and to develop specialist expertise and/or build on existing skills.

The successful candidate will bring excellent communication and interpersonal skills as well as a strong commitment to a multi-disciplinary team approach having previously worked within the CAMHS sector with adolescents and their families. Experience of working with eating disorders using a family approach and/or training in or experience of FBT would be desirable but is not essential.

We will consider applications from experienced registered Clinical Psychologists, Mental Health Nurses, Social Workers, Psychotherapist and Occupational Therapists who have worked in Mental Health.

We are a values based and inclusive organisation that is committed to deliver the best health outcomes for our total population.  To do this we are working hard to develop a robust and capable workforce that reflects the population we serve. We strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds with the necessary capability and who share our values to apply and would greatly value seeing more applicants from our Māori & Pacific communities. Our organisation values diversity, inclusivity and empathy, if you do too, apply now and join us to make a positive difference and to “do your life’s best work at Auckland DHB”.

This is a permanent role working Monday to Friday, with flexibility for part time or full time.

Click here to view the Position Description.

Closing Date 30 April 2019.

For any other queries or for help with your online application, please contact Jimmy Mathews (Recruitment Consultant) on either 09 638 0364 or on email [email protected]

Auckland DHB is committed to the application of the Vulnerable Children Act 2014 and its intent to improve the safety of all children. This position is a Core Children’s Worker as defined by the Act.

To apply, please visit our website www.careers.adhb.govt.nz  quoting reference number CEN10080.

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