Associate Clinical Manager – CAF North

Job Number: 
Canterbury District Health Board
Work Type: 
Full Time
Closing Date: 
Monday, 20 July 2020

Associate Clinical Manager – CAF North

  • 1 FTE, Permanent position
  • Clinical leadership role for an experienced registered Mental Health clinician
  • Must either hold or be working towards a relevant post graduate qualification   


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 New Zealanders 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 

CAF North, a Child, Adolescent & Family community based Mental Health Service, is a specialist mental health team that provides assessment and treatment of young people up to 18 years of age (older if still at High School), who present with moderate to severe mental health problems. The service works very closely with their families/ whanau, and covers from Christchurch to Kaikoura.

Young people can have a challenging time – imagine adolescence and mental health combined. It can be immensely satisfying helping them and their family / whanau to see the change and positive future possibilities.

At CAF North, we are strong on supporting our staff develop the skills necessary to work effectively in this demanding area of healthcare. The service is after an Associate Clinical Manager to play a key role in this, and to provide clinical and operational leadership.


The Role: Where you fit in

In this professional leadership role, you will effectively contribute to the ongoing development of our clinicians within the service. The role has a function that is both clinical and operational, therefore you will have excellent clinical credibility as well as an ability to ensure the operational objectives are carried out in line with the CDHB vision.

You will provide leadership and clinical support. You will promote a high standard of consistent professional practice that is contemporary and patient focused.

With your proven ability to lead, you will be an expert at developing and extending practice, assisting with performance appraisals, auditing, quality improvement and providing overall clinical expertise and mentorship within the team, to enable them to continue to deliver a high standard of care.

As a positive role model, you will be highly motivated with excellent communication skills and have the ability to build successful relationships within the service. Working collaboratively with the Clinical Manager, the professional leads and wider team, you will strive to ensure the overall provision of quality care for our service users. 

You will either hold or be working towards a relevant post graduate qualification.

This position is 1 FTE, permanent.

It is open for either a registered nurse or allied health professional, registered with the appropriate professional body in New Zealand with current APC, and must have mental health scope of practice.


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.

Please apply online, or to discuss further becoming a part of our team, please contact:

Email: [email protected]

Applicants will be progressed as they apply, so if this sounds like you, please apply now!