Registered Nurse – Youth Specialty Service (YSS)

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Work Type: 
Part Time
Closing Date: 
Tuesday, 14 July 2020

Registered Nurse or Mental Health Professional  – 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)

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.

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.

About you / about the role

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. 

To be considered for this position you must have relevant mental health experience and hold current registration (Registered Nurse, Occupational Therapist or Social Worker) and an annual practising certificate. You must also hold a driver’s licence.

Why us?

Now is a great time to relocate to Southern if you were considering a move! The Southern district offers the benefits of excellent amenities, first class primary through to tertiary education, and outstanding recreational opportunities.  Whether it is 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

Closing date:  Tuesday, 14 July 2020.

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

To apply

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