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Mental Health Assistant - Resource Team (Wakari Hospital)

Employer:
Southern District Health Board
Job Category:
Health
City/Town:
Otago - Dunedin
Region:
Otago
Job Type:
Ongoing - Full Time
Posted Date:
11-Sep-2019
Closing Date:
22-Sep-2019
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Job Description

  • Permanent Position - 1.0 FTE Mental Health Assistant
  • Do you have an interest in making a real difference in the lives of people within the mental health sector?

About the role

Based at Wakari Hospital you will be working across the inpatient wards by supporting the provision of care in a range of areas. We seek an enthusiastic Mental Health Assistant to join our team on a permanent full-time basis.

Our Mental Health Assistants are key team members who assist our nursing and allied health staff to ensure an effective and efficient service. As an Assistant working in Mental Health you'll need to have a positive attitude and good communication skills, be able to take direction and work well as part of the team.

We need Mental Health Assistants to support inpatient staff, working predominately evening and night shifts. Shifts include rostered weekend shifts over seven days; starting time of shifts will be discussed with applicants. You should also note that a full driver's licence is a requirement for this position.

Our ideal applicant will be confident in providing support and assisting patients; display initiative; be patient focussed at all times, and be able to adapt to a changing environment.

We look forward to hearing from you if you feel that this is a role in which you would shine.

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 surfing, 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.

Closing date: Sunday, 22 September 2019.

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

To apply

We only accept online applications. Please apply via our website: www.southernhealth.nz

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