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School Based Mental Health Team - Registered Nurse

Canterbury District Health Board
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Exciting opportunity available for a Registered Nurse in a proactive, school based outreach service - School Based Mental Health Team (SBMH)

Registered Nurse - full time

We are looking for an experienced Registered Nurse to join our team to actively promote positive mental health outcomes for the children and youth of Canterbury.

Working pro-actively within school communities this work involves supporting the whole of the school, including staff, pastoral care teams, students, families and caregivers in a targeted and negotiated manner.

Experience and Skills required:

  • Registered with the Nursing Council of New Zealand with a current APC.
  • Motivated and flexible self-starter with the ability to work both in a team and autonomously
  • Genuine interest in the mental health of children/adolescents and their family/whanau.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, support and empathy for your young clients.
  • Ability to build, strong effective relationships with children/young adults and with our many community  partners/agencies with whom you liaise
  • Previous experience working with children/adolescents is preferred.

This role gives you the opportunity to work within a cohesive MDT that provides a proactive, collaborative outreach service supporting schools in addressing the emerging child and youth mental health issues through engagement, consultation and providing evidence based interventions. Working in conjunction with the Ministry of Education, various NGOs and community agencies you will facilitate interventions to reduce anxiety, encourage engagement, build resiliency and provide other support or referral as required.

If you are looking for a role that is both rewarding and challenging then this could be the new career challenge you've been looking for. A current NZ driving licence is also essential as you will be required to travel within the Christchurch area.

Apply online, or to find out more information, please contact Nicki McNeill, Recruitment Specialist - Nursing, Phone: (03) 3377956 or email

Applications are only accepted online so please visit our website at to complete an application.