Mental Health Professional – Child and Family Mental Health Service (CAFMHS) - Queenstown

Job Number: 
059770
Company: 
Southern DHB’s Child and Family Mental Health Service
Location: 
Queenstown
Work Type: 
Part Time
Closing Date: 
Sunday, 20 October 2019

Mental Health Professional – Child and Family Mental Health Service (CAFMHS) - Queenstown

  • Permanent part-time 0.5 FTE (20 hours per week)
  • Work in beautiful central lakes
  • Great team environment

It’s not every day an opportunity comes up to experience a different lifestyle in the gorgeous heart of Central Otago and keep doing what you’ve trained for.  In this role you will be working from the Queenstown base in Frankton.   

About the team

Southern DHB’s Child and Family Mental Health Service (CAFMHS) is a specialised service providing assessment, support and treatment for children (0-18 years) experiencing moderate to severe mental health issues, including support to family.

We’re passionate about our work, and hold an unwavering belief in client recovery.  We offer a pleasant working environment, good resources, training opportunities, and supportive management.  The fantastic Southern lifestyle awaits you, with easy access to the many attractions and opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors all on your doorstep. 

About the Role

This position will see you managing a caseload, providing assessment, treatment and co-working to facilitate the best outcome for children and family.  You will enjoy working collaboratively alongside other experienced clinical staff to promote healthy family systems and be able to form sound links with external agencies.

About You

You will bring to this role flexibility and experience in working with children and their families within a multidisciplinary setting.  We provide good orientation to the position and will support your ongoing professional development needs. 

To be considered for this position you must have relevant mental health experience, experience in working with young people experiencing mental health issues and hold current registration and an annual practising certificate  as either a Registered Nurse (with a scope of practice that allows you to practice in mental health) or an Allied Health Professional (Social Worker, Occupational Therapist, Clinical Psychologist)

About the Southern DHB

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 kayaking or sailing; skiing, hunting or fishing; theatre, live-music or art – there’s literally something for everyone.  Check out https://southernhealthcareers.nz/ for what the region and we can offer you and your whanau.

 

Position Descriptions

Clinical Psychologist Position description, here

Occupational Therapist Position description, here

Social Worker Position description, here

 

Closing Date: Sunday 20 October 2019

For further information please contact Caroline Godfrey, Recruitment Advisor – Mental Health, Addiction and Intellectual Disability Directorate (MHAID), Phone (03) 214 5769 or Email caroline.godfrey@southerndhb.govt.nz

 
How to Apply  
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Questions?  

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