Community Mental Health Nurses - Child Adolescent and Family Mental Health Service - North

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Monday, 10 August 2020

Community Mental Health Nurses - Child Adolescent and Family Mental Health Service - North

  • Permanent full-time, or permanent part-time position available
  • Experience working in a Mental Health setting is essential
  • Travel may be required to other clinic sites in Canterbury

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 and 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 role, you will be responsible for the following:

  • case management with assessment, formulation and treatment
  • early intervention, brief intervention, and the opportunity to make a real difference
  • adhering to guidelines of cultural safety and the Treaty of Waitangi
  • developing and regularly reviewing a job plan and caseload with the Clinical Manager and clinical leads
  • working collaboratively with external agencies striving for better health outcomes in our community
  • participating in rostered working hour duties including responding to crisis/emergency presentations through assessment and developing risk management plans

Your skills will include the following:

  • Minimum of three years' experience as a SMHS RN with a current APC
  • Whakawhanaungatanga (ability to forge and foster relationships)
  • Whakamanaakitanga (ability to treat others with respect, encouragement and support)
  • Whakakotahitanga (ability to work in your role and actively participate and align this to our organisational values and goals)
  • There is a potential of full-time or part-time, permanent position(s), working within Monday to Friday.

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!