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Allied Health Professionals - Crisis Resolution Workers EOI

Canterbury District Health Board
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Canterbury - Christchurch
Job Type:
Ongoing - Part Time
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Job Description

  • Expressions of interest sought for permanent (0.94 FTE), part-time, or fixed-term opportunities
  • Ability to work both autonomously and as part of a cohesive multi-disciplinary team
  • Registration with the relevant board and mental health experience is essential

Our Purpose

When you work with the Canterbury District Health Board, you're part of something very special. We plan, fund and deliver health services to the almost 600,000 people that live in the Canterbury region. Our primary goal is to put people at the heart of everything we do.

The Team

We're seeking expressions of interest for opportunities within the Adult Community Psychiatric services, for Allied Health Professionals to join their Community teams. Crisis Resolution provides a 24 hour service assessing the needs and providing treatment and support to clients experiencing psychiatric crisis. There are four teams: North, East, South and West - all seeking EOIs from experienced, registered Allied Health Professionals, looking for a fast-paced and varied role on the frontline of specialist mental health services.

Please clearly indicate in your cover letter how many hours you are wanting to be considered for.

The Role

  • As a highly motivated Allied Health Professional who displays a positive attitude and enthusiasm for this area of work, you will enjoy being part of a committed and diverse multi-disciplinary team (MDT). You will work in collaboration with a group of professionals that recognises the importance of providing quality care and services to their clients, friends and whanau
  • Working within the MDT and in collaboration with our clients and their family/whanau, primary care, community supports and our inpatient teams, your ability to think on your feet, triage and prioritize your patients appropriately in a timely manner is essential
  • Ideally you will be a Duly Authorised Officer who has been trained and signed off as being able facilitate the MHA, if not currently a DAO applicants for this position will be willing to undertake this paid three day DAO training as provided by the CDHB
  • Depending on the shift worked CR staff generally work in groups of three staff per team conducting psychiatric assessment, working closely with the MDT, developing short term treatment planning, liaising with whanau and other carers, NGO, police and ED. Staff may be expected to work in another sector base team from time to time to meet roster requirements
  • Must hold a full driver's licence and have registration with the relevant allied health professional board

Our Culture: What matters to us

Ko ngā tāngata, te mātua mahi

Putting people at the heart of all we do

Health is ultimately all about people. What's important around here is the way we care for and respect others, the responsibility taken for delivering outcomes, and going about our work with integrity.

Belonging Here

Being part of the Canterbury District Health Board, our people enjoy access to, flexible working arrangements and a genuine and ongoing focus on career development.

We hope you'll seriously consider joining us, but if this role isn't a good fit for you, please share this opportunity with people in your personal networks.

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Your application will be reviewed and progressed as soon as possible.

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