Child and Adolescent Mental Health Professionals

Job Number: 
West Coast
Work Type: 
Full Time
Part Time
Closing Date: 
Sunday, 2 August 2020

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Professionals

  • Permanent, full-time, part-time and casual roles based in Greymouth with some travel required including to the Westport area.
  • Registered Health Professional with Current Practicing Certificate.
  • Passion for mental health, exceptional interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Both Allied health and nursing applicants will be considered
  • Ideally two years experience within specialist mental health or child and adolescent mental health

Ehara taku I toa takitahi engari, he toa takitini

My strength, is not the strength of one, it is the strength of many

What you'll do with your time:

  • Undertakes all components of case management, including: comprehensive assessment, risk assessment and management, recovery, and treatment planning
  • Provides client-centred care, utilising evidence-based treatment strategies including, where appropriate, talking therapies
  • Coordinate care at the right time with input from external providers
  • Assisting across the wider team where needed

Our Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) team is currently looking for skilled and passionate mental health professionals. The roles are vital to the mental health of our children and young people across the West Coast as you will be supporting them through their journey along with their whanau. This role will be working within the community and within our integrated model of care. There will be opportunities and support for professional development and ongoing role development.

We are looking for someone with the following traits:

  • Excellent assessment, communication and relationship building skills
  • Passion for child and youth mental health
  • Flexibility to work autonomously as well as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Understanding and application of the principles of the treaty of Waitangi, with a culturally safe and appropriate approach to practice
  • Commitment to ongoing professional development
  • A strong understanding of Māori health inequity and Māori population need
  • Understanding of contemporary approaches to mental health and wellbeing
  • A clean and full driver's licence as you will be traveling in DHB cars

What we are about

We are a unique region in New Zealand with a close-knit community where your work will make a real difference.

We will help you grow as a leader in rural health with a continued focus on your career development

We continue to break new ground and shape our health system to wrap care around patients in their communities.

Why us

This isn't a job for just anyone, joining us means sharing our goals and values and being dedicated to this community and our team as we seek to become a centre of excellence in rural health care. We offer competitive benefits, flexible working arrangements and a relocation scheme to candidates who will join us in this.

What's next?

If this role does not match your skills please visit our careers website for more opportunities within our organisation.

Apply online, or contact us on [email protected]

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