Allied Health Student Educator

Job Number: 
Work Type: 
Part Time
Closing Date: 
Wednesday, 20 January 2021

Allied Health Student Educator

Bring your passion for education and contribute to the development of our clinical workforce within our Specialist Mental Health Services!

  • Permanent part-time opportunity (16 hours per week) based at Hillmorton Hospital Campus
  • Develop our Allied Health clinical workforce through the education and support of our students
  • 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 Clinician with educator experience to join us as an Allied Health Student Educator. This is a permanent part time opportunity working 16 hours per week at our Hillmorton campus, providing support and education to our Social Work students who are on placement with us.

How the hours are to be worked will be negotiated with the successful candidate, taking into account University timetables and required teaching commitments.

The Role: Where you fit in

In this role, you will be responsible for:

  • Ensuring the effective and efficient delivery of the undergraduate social work placement programme, while providing effective leadership and consultancy;
  • Work collaboratively with the Allied Health Leaders to review clinical placements for quality improvement and continued programme provision;
  • Contribution to teaching of Social Work Principles paper at University of Canterbury;
  • Building and maintaining relationships with tertiary providers as well as other SMHS educators, Allied Health SMHS services, and external NGO partners;
  • The promotion of opportunities within SMHS as a career pathway;
  • Supporting and contributing to the education programmes of other allied health professions as required.

Your skills will include:

  • NZ Registration with the New Zealand Social Workers Board and current Annual Practicing Certificate is essential;
  • Clinical Supervision training;
  • Ideally, you’ll hold a Certificate in Supervision and/or an Adult Teaching qualification;
  • Strong clinical experience within mental health;
  • Previous experience in an educator position is desirable;
  • As some travel may be required in the role, a full NZ driver’s license is essential.

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.

The Canterbury DHB believes that diversity and inclusion is key to ensure we deliver the best care for our diverse population. The Canterbury DHB is an inclusive and equal opportunity employer that welcomes and respects everyone.  

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 here.
Please note only applications submitted via our career site will be accepted.

Contact us on [email protected] for additional information.