Child and Youth Specialist - Youth Specialty Service (YSS) - Dunedin (CBD)

Job Number: 
Southern DHB
Work Type: 
Part Time
Closing Date: 
Thursday, 18 April 2019


Child and Youth Therapist – Youth Specialty Service (YSS)

Dunedin (CBD)

  • Want to continue your great work supporting youth and their families?
  • Enjoy working in a multi-disciplinary team?
  • Experienced youth therapist?
  • Permanent part time 0.6 FTE (24 hours per week)

About the Southern DHB

Southern District Health Board (Southern DHB) exists to support everyone across our district to live well, and access the right care when they need it, by delivering high quality, patient-centred and equitable health services to our diverse communities.

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.

About the Team

The Southern District Health Board Youth Specialty Service’s (YSS) is a specialised out-patient service providing comprehensive assessment and treatment for young persons in the Otago area. Attached is a service called Rapio which is a day programme providing assessment and treatment for youth requiring support to return to main stream schooling.

About the Role / About You

In managing your own caseload you will have a sound knowledge of appropriate youth focussed mental health interventions and provide specialised assessment and treatment, with a strong emphasis on family inclusion and family therapy for youth (14-19 years), experiencing moderate to severe mental health difficulties.

You bring to this role flexibility and commitment to delivering excellence to youth and their family in an age appropriate and culturally appropriate manner, liaise effectively in partnership with community agencies to support the youth’s health and wellbeing.  We provide good orientation to the position and will support your ongoing professional development needs.

If you enjoy working as an integral member of a youth focussed multidisciplinary team and have experience working with youth and their family, you shouldn’t let this opportunity pass you by.

To be considered for this position you must have relevant mental health experience and hold current registration and an annual practising certificate as either a Registered Nurse or an Allied Health Professional (Social Worker or Occupational Therapist).


Closing Date:  Thursday 18 April, 2019


For further information please contact Caroline Godfrey, Recruitment Advisor – Mental Health,

Phone (03) 214 5769 or Email


To Apply: We only accept online applications via our website.  Please apply via our website.