Mental Health Crisis Clinician and Duly Authorised Officer at Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand Whanganui, Manawatu / Whanganui
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
Mental Health Crisis Clinician
Community Mental Health & Addiction Services in collaboration with Te Oranganui Mental Health & Addiction Co-Response
Te Whatu Ora - Whanganui
Fixed term (2 years), full time (40 hours per week)
Te Whatu Ora is committed to increase the diversity of our workforce, and actively focus on employing and building a sustainable Māori workforce which supports our pro-equity commitment.
Ngā Uarātanga | Our Values
· Aroha - The value of love, respect and empathy, demonstrating compassionate and non-judgemental relationships.
· Kōtahitanga - The value of unity and vision sharing where we demonstrate trust and collaboration.
· Manaakitanga - The value of respect, support and caring where we demonstrate doing our very best for others.
· Tino Rangatiratanga - The value of self-determination where we empower individual/whānau choice.
Ko te kaupapa | About the role
Are you looking for an exciting position to be working alongside the Whanganui Police service to help develop integrated referral pathways for people presenting with mental health needs or who are in distress?
If you are a friendly and experienced community mental health professional with Duly Authorized Officer experience, that would like to provide crisis resolution training and education and work alongside police to role model compassionate engagement of people in distress, then we want to hear from you.
Te Oranganui is leading the formation of a mental health & addictions co-response team Hāpai Mauri Tangata which will work with New Zealand Police in Whanganui, supporting tangata whai ora and whānau in crisis.
This position requires you to have several essential skills and knowledge requirements beyond the normal relevant tertiary qualification, NZ registration with a professional body and hold a current Annual Practicing Certificate.
Ko koe tēnei | About you
To be considered you will need to:
- identify training and education gaps and issues and undertake contact audits
- have ability to demonstrate high levels of clinical knowledge in mental health disorders, psychiatric and addiction medications and crisis resolution interventions
- identify and support the development of relevant policy, protocols, guidelines and procedures in relation to service improvement opportunities with an emphasis on continuous quality improvement
- have three years minimum experience working with case load management, identifying co-existing problems and delivering clinical and psychosocial care in a variety of community settings and proven practical experience as a registered health professional in mental health and addiction clinical settings, adult addiction and co existing problems in mental health.
- have high levels of communication, customer relations and managing diversity skills, empathy and bi-cultural sensitivity. Contribute to projects or initiatives that enhance service provision for people and their whanau experiencing mental health or distress
- have competent computer skills in Microsoft word and ability to learn computer software packages quickly, a police clearance and current clean driver's license are also required.
- Consent to police vetting
Ko wai mātou | Who are we
Our vision is He Hāpori Ora - Thriving Communities, with our mission being 'to improve health and independence through a responsive and integrated health system'. We ensure health care places people and their whānau at the centre of everything we do with and for them. We support and empower individuals and whānau to determine their own wellbeing and are committed to working in authentic partnership with other health care providers, iwi, government, social and community agencies to build strong, resilient, connected people and whānau.
Whanganui is a great little progressive city with a friendly chilled vibe. Great café culture, schools and sporting opportunities with some of the best all year-round weather in the country. The rugged west coast beaches on your doorstep allow for all year surfing, fishing or just walking for miles. Skiing and hiking on mount Ruapehu just an hour up the road, Whanganui has all your bases covered for a family friendly lifestyle.
Whanganui's reputation for having some of the best value-for-money housing in New Zealand is another big-plus for many people settling in the city. With most suburbs only 15 minutes from the central business district or Whanganui Hospital residents don't have to compromise on location to make the most of their leisure time or afford a better property.
Check out www.discoverwhanganui.nz/visit/ to see what your new home could look like.
Me pēhea te tono | How to apply
Please read the attached position description for further information, otherwise if you have any questions please contact Michel Manning, Clinical Manager, Community Mental Health and Addictions services on 06 348 1207 or 021320894.
Please ensure you correctly upload your CV and any other supporting documentation to your application before submitting it.
Rā Katinga | Applications close
Applications close: Will close when a suitable candidate has been found
Since we would like our preferred candidate to commence employment as early as possible, we may close this vacancy earlier if we found a suitable candidate for this position. Therefore, please do not wait until the closing date to apply for this role.
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand Whanganui|
|Location:||Manawatu / Whanganui|
|Position type:||Contract/Temp Full time|
|Attachment:||JD HMT PD.pdf (PDF, 440KB)
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