Allied Health Professional Educator – New Entry to Specialist Practice

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    5 months ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Ongoing – Part Time
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  • Location: Canterbury
  • Date Advertised: 21-OCT-19
  • Job Reference: NZ/PC0579660
  • Job Title: Allied Health Professional Educator – New Entry to Specialist Practice
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  • Summary:
  • Permanent part-time opportunity (20 hours per week) from January 2020
  • Develop our Allied Health clinical workforce through the education and support of our NESP staff
  • Work collaboratively with internal and external education and healthcare providers to ensure the quality of clinical placements

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

The Specialist Mental Health Services (SMHS) provided by the Canterbury District Health Board are at the leading edge of mental health service delivery. Our services are provided by a number of outpatient, inpatient, community-based and mobile services throughout Canterbury. We offer a wide range of specialty areas, including: Adult Community; Adult Acute; Rehabilitation; Child, Adolescent and Family; Forensic; Alcohol and Drug; Intellectually Disabled Persons’ Health, and more.

We’re looking for an experienced Social Work or Occupational Therapy Clinician with educator experience to join us as an Allied Health Professional Educator – New Entry to Specialist Practice (NESP). This is a permanent part time opportunity working 20 hours per week at our Hillmorton campus, facilitating the orientation and education of our Social Work and Occupational Therapy staff on the NESP programme.

The Role: Where you fit in

In this role, you will be responsible for:

  • working with our current provider Auckland University of Technology (AUT) to ensure the effective and efficient delivery of the AHP NESP programme, while providing effective leadership and consultancy
  • arranging tutorial groups for NESP staff and ensuring that clinical supervision is in place to support our staff on this course of study
  • work collaboratively with the Education team to review clinical placements for quality improvement and continued programme provision
  • building and maintaining relationships with AUT as well as other SMHS educators, AHP SMHS services, external NGO partners and South Island DHBs with NESP students.

Your skills will include:

  • NZ Registration with the relevant professional board and current Annual Practicing Certificate is essential (or eligibility to obtain APC)
  • ideally you’ll hold a Certificate in Supervision and/or an Adult Teaching qualification. A post graduate Qualification in Mental Health Practice is also essential
  • strong clinical experience within mental health
  • previous experience in an educator position is desirable.

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.

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.

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