Mental Health Professional at Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand Southern, Southland
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
Mental Health Professional / Registered Nurse
Specialist Addiction Services
- Permanent 1.0 FTE 40 hours per week
- Short commutes, affordable housing and no traffic jams!
- Great Professional Development + exceptional MDT + opportunity to make a difference
Do you have a positive/can do outlook, a genuine interest and previous experience working with clients with Alcohol and other Drug issues? Then come and join our collaborative and friendly team at the Specialist Addiction Service, where you'll be working in a mental health and addictions team, based in Invercargill, servicing a large diverse region.
Mō te tūranga - About the role
As part of this dedicated team you'll have your own case load of clients with addiction related issues including Opioid Substitution Treatment, meaning your days will be busy and varied. You'll have regular contact with other DHB Mental Health Services, and external NGO's, so you must be an excellent communicator who is adept at interacting with your clients, colleagues and external organisations, always striving to ensure the best results, with a holistic wraparound approach.
Mōu ake - About you
You will bring to this role:
- a solid understanding of addiction issues
- experience in working with clients with co-existing-problems (CEP)
- you'll be able to demonstrate strength in screening, assessment, brief intervention, and clear decision making skills
It is desirable that you have had past experience in the field of addictions and hold appropriate AOD qualifications. You'll be an innovative thinker who can look for the opportunities to further develop the role. So if the prospect of working with other dedicated clinicians excites you, and you're a real team player, happy to use your initiative and embrace change, then apply now!
It goes without saying you will be a Registered Nurse, Social Worker or Occupational Therapist with a current New Zealand Annual Practicing Certificate. A full NZ driver's licence is also required.
Painga - Benefits
- Continuous support for career development
- Subsidised gym membership and discounted health insurance
- to discounted staff holiday accommodation and a range of retail and entertainment discounts
Mō mātou - About us
Te Whatu Ora - Southern has the largest geographical coverage of all the New Zealand regions, providing services to 350,000 people in diverse communities. We take pride in all the services we provide, and our aim is to improve, promote and protect the health of our region. We believe that our dedicated and passionate staff are a significant driving force behind the achievement of these standards, and we need more like-minded people to help us continue providing for our community.
Rā mōnehu - Closing date: Monday, 6 June 2023.
Due to the fast-paced nature of what we do, our vacancy close dates may be subject to change. Don't delay, make sure you apply as soon as possible.
Tono ināianei - Apply now
We only accept online applications. Please apply via our website: https://careers.southernhealth.nz/
For further information please contact Caroline Godfrey, Recruitment Advisor, firstname.lastname@example.org
If you currently work for Te Whatu Ora- Health New Zealand - Southern , please apply for this role via our internal careers site, found here: Pulse > Applications > Corporate > SuccessFactors
In the interests of protecting our people and our patients, all appointments will be subject to the following:
- Occupational health assessment
- Police vetting / Ministry of Justice safety checks
- Serious misconduct checks (previous Public Service departments and statutory Crown entities only)
- Covid-19 vaccination
Covid vaccination requirements
New employees of Te Whatu Ora Southern will need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, which includes two doses and a booster dose of an approved vaccine. If you are unable to receive a COVID-19 vaccine or booster for any reason, please indicate this in your cover letter so we can discuss this with you further and establish if you meet any criteria for an exemption.
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