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Community Mental Health Professional

Organisation Canterbury District Health Board
Area, City Westport, West Coast
Advert reference CA0Z12
Contact person Simon Liddy
Contact website and/or email


Contact telephone 033377890
Permanent/temporary Permanent
Full/part time Full time
Closing date for applications 18-03-2020


•Permanent, full-time and part-time roles based in Westport
•NZ Registered Health professional with a Mental Health Scope of Practice and current Annual Practising Certificate
•Ideally two years experience within specialist mental health

Ehara taku I toa takitahi engari, he toa takitini

My strength, is not the strength of one, it is the strength of many

What you’ll do with your time
•Provide comprehensive assessments for people presenting with mental health issues, working with them to develop a plan for appropriate interventions
•Work effectively within a changing model of care delivery
•Provision and coordination of psychological interventions
•Be a part of the local crisis response service

We are looking for a Registered Health professional with either a Nursing or Allied Health background, who has the clinical skills required to assist people with current or ongoing mental health problems and to maintain their place in the community. This role will be working within the community and along side our diverse team, you will also enjoy the benefits of living and working within a friendly community

We are looking for someone with the following traits:

•Excellent assessment and communication skills
•Ability to work autonomously as well as a part of a multi-disciplinary team
•Understanding and application of the principles of the treaty of Waitangi, a biculturism and cultural safety with your practice

What we are about

We are unique and like no other in New Zealand with a close-knit community where your work will make a real difference.

We will help you grow as a leader in rural health with a continued focus on your career development

We continue to break new ground and shape our health system to wrap care around patients in their communities.

Why us

This isn’t a job for just anyone, joining us means sharing our goals and values and being dedicated to this community and our team as we seek to become a centre of excellence in rural health care. We offer competitive benefits, flexible working arrangements and a relocation scheme to candidates who will join us in this.

What’s next

Please apply online via our careers website or for further questions or a copy of the relevant job description, please contact: Simon Liddy

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 03 337 7890

Applicants will be progressed as they apply, so if this sounds like you, please apply now!

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