Child and Family Mental Health Services
Central Lakes, Queenstown
It’s not every day an opportunity comes up to experience a different lifestyle in the gorgeous heart of Central Otago and keep doing what you’ve trained for. In this role you will be working from the Queenstown base in Frankton., it’s the perfect work / life balance you have been looking for.
About the team
Southern DHB’s Child and Family Mental Health Service (CAFMHS) is a specialised service providing assessment, support and treatment for children (0-18 years) experiencing moderate to severe mental health issues, including support to family.
We’re passionate about our work, and hold an unwavering belief in client recovery. We offer a pleasant working environment, good resources, training opportunities, and supportive management. The fantastic Southern lifestyle awaits you, with easy access to the many attractions and opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors all on your doorstep.
About the role
This position will see you managing a caseload, providing assessment, treatment and co-working to facilitate the best outcome for children and family. You will enjoy working collaboratively alongside other experienced clinical staff to promote healthy family systems and be able to form sound links with external agencies.
You will bring to this role flexibility and experience in working with children and their families within a multidisciplinary setting. We provide good orientation to the position and will support your ongoing professional development needs.
To be considered for this position you must have relevant mental health experience, experience in working with young people experiencing mental health issues and hold current registration and an annual practising certificate as either a Registered Nurse (with a scope of practice that allows you to practice in mental health) or an Allied Health Professional (Social Worker, Occupational Therapist).
You will be required to participate on an after-hours on call roster and be a DAO (Duly Authorised Officer) or undertake training. A current, full driver’s licence is essential.
About the Southern DHB
We are responsible for planning, funding and providing health and disability services to a population of over 315,000 located South of the Waitaki River. Our catchment area encompasses Invercargill City, Queenstown – Lakes District, Gore, rural Southland, Clutha, Central Otago, Maniototo, Waitaki District and Dunedin City. This means Southern DHB serves the largest geographic region of all New Zealand’s health boards.
Known as the adventure capital of the world, it’s all right here from a leisurely stroll or bike ride around the lake to jumping out of a plane, the choice is yours. The Southern district offers the benefits of excellent amenities, first class primary through to tertiary education and outstanding recreational opportunities. Whether it’s kayaking or sailing; skiing, hunting or fishing; live-music or art – there’s literally something for everyone. Check out https://southernhealthcareers.nz/ for what the region and we can offer you and your whanau.
Closing date: Tuesday, 27 October 2020. Please note that we may begin shortlisting as we receive applications and could withdraw the advertising at any time.
For further information please contact Caroline Godfrey, Recruitment Advisor – Mental Health, Addiction and Intellectual Disability Directorate (MHAID), Phone (03) 214 5769 or Email email@example.com
Children’s Act 2014
Due to this position having contact with children and the SDHB’s commitment to child protection, you will be subject to ‘safety checks’ under the Children’s Act at the time of hire and thereafter as per the relevant legislation.
Pre-Employment Occupational Health Assessment
In the interests of protecting our people and our patients, all appointments will be subject to an Occupational Health Assessment to confirm suitability and fitness to work in the role you are being considered for.
We only accept online applications. Please apply via our website: www.southernhealth.nz