Mental Health Professional – Child, Adolescent and Family Service (CAFS) Southern Rivers Mental Health – Balclutha

Job Number: 
Southern DHB
Work Type: 
Part Time
Closing Date: 
Tuesday, 3 November 2020

Mental Health Professional – Child, Adolescent and Family Service (CAFS) Southern Rivers Mental Health – Balclutha

  • Permanent, part time (0.9FTE)
  • Affordable Housing and Excellent work/life balance
  • Join a team passionate about getting real results


About the Opportunity / About You

We are looking to recruit a suitably qualified and experienced Mental Health Professional to fill this role working with children and adolescents (and their families), with moderate to severe mental health difficulties. If you have experience in the provision of psychotherapy on an individual or group basis and you’re passionate with an unwavering belief in people’s recovery - then you might just be the one for us! 

You’ll work with a broad-based generic caseload, utilising your mental health experience with excellent assessment and intervention skills.  As someone committed to the MDT approach with a focus on excellent service delivery, you’ll also appreciate that we offer ongoing tailored professional development specific to our Mental Health team.

You should be a confident and effective communicator, truly passionate about your work!

You must be a Registered Health Professional, with a current APC - Registered Nurse, Occupational Therapist, Clinical Psychologist or Social Worker with experience

The successful candidate will take part in an on-call after hour’s roster (dependent on FTE) to support the Southern Rivers Community Mental Health Team crisis service.  You will be expected to be available for this on-call roster up to 9 shifts a month and will receive specialist Duly Authorised Officer (Mental Health Act 1992 and amendments) training. Remuneration for these duties is in addition to the usual salary scale for the specific role in question. 


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.


The Location

The Southern district offers the benefits of excellent amenities, first class primary through to tertiary education, affordable housing and outstanding recreational opportunities.  Whether it’s surfing, kayaking or sailing; skiing, hunting or fishing; theatre, live-music or art – there’s literally something for everyone.  Check out for what the region and we can offer you and your whanau.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a Mental Health Team in a rural setting that offers an excellent work/life balance and access to the great outdoors. If this appeals to you, don’t hesitate - join us!


Position Descriptions:

Registered Nurse 

Occupational Therapist

Clinical Psychologist

Social Worker


Closing Date: Tuesday, 3 November 2020 Please note that we may begin shortlisting as we receive applications and could withdraw the advertising at any time


For further information please contact Caroline, Recruitment Advisor – Mental Health, Addiction and Intellectual Disability Services (MHAID), Phone (03) 214 5769 or Email [email protected]



Children’s Act 2014

Due to this position having contact with children and the SDHB’s commitment to child protection, you will be subject to ‘safety checks’ under the Children’s Act at the time of hire and thereafter as per the relevant legislation.

Pre-Employment Occupational Health Assessment

In the interests of protecting our people and our patients, all appointments will be subject to an Occupational Health Assessment to confirm suitability and fitness to work in the role you are being considered for.


How to Apply  
To apply for this position please click on the 'Apply Online' button and follow the instructions provided.

If you have any questions regarding this position please contact the Recruitment Advisor using the contact details given above.