Community Mental Health Nurse, Occupational Therapist or Social Worker – Perinatal Mental Health

  • Company:
    Waikato District Health Board
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    2 days ago
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Where you’ll be working: 222 Pembroke Street, Hamilton – Perinatal Mental Health Service

The details: Permanent – 80 hours per fortnight

We have an exciting opportunity for a registered health professional to join our Perinatal Mental Health Service. This is a great time to be joining the team as we have recently reviewed our model of care to provide specialist treatment for women and their families/whanau during the perinatal period.

About the service:

The mental health and addictions service deliver a variety of services across the Waikato region. We are a service undertaking a huge programme of change to deliver better outcomes to tāngata whai ora and whānau in our region. Nga iwi Ngakaunui – people at the heart is demonstrated best in mental health and addictions, people really are at the heart of all that we do. We know how important strong relationships are; with people who access our services, with their whānau and with the communities we serve.

About the role:

We are a highly skilled, passionate, dynamic and supportive Multidisciplinary team. We are seeking a clinician to work with us to provide quality comprehensive evidenced base assessment and therapeutic interventions The team predominantly works with women experiencing acute mental health difficulties during pregnancy and up to 12 months postpartum. On occasion the team also work with carers including fathers and grandparents when baby is placed in their care.

Required skills & experience:

  • registration with appropriate registration board of New Zealand
  • a current annual practicing certificate
  • a current driver’s licence
  • commitment to working within a Treaty-based framework
  • the ability to work both independently and collaboratively with the community.
  • We welcome applications from people experience in mental health, women’s health or a strong desire to work in this area and a willingness to further develop knowledge and skills within a supportive team.

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    Why us:

    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 communities.

    The Waikato District Health Board provides a strong professional network where continuing Professional Development is encouraged and valued.

    We welcome applications from people who have a strong desire to work in this area. To improve mental health outcomes for carers and babies and a willingness to develop knowledge and skills within a supportive team.

    Your application:

    Please apply directly online, applications are not able to be accepted via email.

    For any queries about the role please contact Kath Blakey, Charge Nurse Manager 021 409 812.

    Application closing date: 20 September 2020


    Theme “People at Heart” – Te iwi Ngakaunui

  • Give and earn respect – Whakamana
  • Listen to me; talk to me – Whakarongo
  • Fair play – Mauri Pai
  • Growing the good – Whakapakari
  • Stronger together – Kotahitanga