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Mental Health Professional – Assertive Community Outreach Service (ACOS)

Organisation Auckland DHB
Area, City Auckland
Advert reference ADHB9612
Contact person Brendan Porter – Clinical Team Leader
Contact website and/or email


Contact telephone 021 533 792
Permanent/temporary Permanent
Full/part time Full time
Closing date for applications 17-05-2021


Mental Health Professional – Assertive Community Outreach Service (ACOS)

Nurse / Social Worker / Occupational Therapist

Permanent position – full time (40 hours per week)

· Be a key part in the recovery journey of our Service Users / Tangata Whai ora.
· Use your skills and knowledge to improve health outcomes.

Join the Assertive Community Outreach Service (ACOS), an intensive Community Mental Health Team in the High and Complex Needs Services.

Our multi-disciplinary team work with people who need support to engage with mental health services and present with high risks associated with their mental health. We aim to provide flexible, collaborative and responsive treatment and support to our Service Users/Tangata Whai ora. We are a mobile team based in Point Chevalier, Auckland that covers all of the Auckland District Health Board area.

We provide comprehensive mental health support with a focus on whanau/family involvement. You will apply your mental health knowledge and skills to undertake thorough assessments, including risk management and provide appropriate and collaborative treatment and support using a case management approach. As an ideal candidate for this role, you will be keen on taking the initiative, enjoy teamwork and have a good knowledge of community resources.

You will be a Mental Health Professional registered with a New Zealand professional board with a current Practising Certificate or eligible for the same. It is desirable that you have four years’ experience or more working in mental health settings, ideally with community experience.

This is a permanent, full time role working 10 days per fortnight on a Monday to Sunday roster. You will be working one or two weekend days per month, as agreed. A full and clean driver licence is essential for this role.

For further information on this opportunity, please contact Brendan Porter – Clinical Team Leader on 021 533 792 or email him on [email protected]

Click here to view position description.

To express interest, please apply online now at www.careers.adhb.govt.nz to job number: ADHB9612

For any query or help applying online please contact Joshua Gounder – Recruitment Coordinator on [email protected] .

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