Community Mental Health Professional - Youth Forensic Team at Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand Waitaha Canterbury, Christchurch
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
Mō te tūnga | About the role
Are you ready for a new challenge? Our supportive Youth Forensic Team at Te Whatu Ora Waitaha Canterbury has a fulltime (40 hours per week) vacancy for an experienced Community Mental Health Nurse, Social Worker or Occupational Therapist based out of Whakatata House in central Christchurch and covering Canterbury. The Team works hard to make a difference for these vulnerable young people.
In this role, you will be responsible for:
- Undertaking comprehensive mental health and AOD screens and assessments utilising clinical interviewing, diagnostic, and behavioural assessment;
- Formulating and delivering appropriate intervention plans, as part of case management with young people aged 10 to 18 and their family/whanau;
- Youth court liaison work ' into Youth Court, Youth Drug Court, Rangatahi court;
- Presenting assessments and materials to other groups;
- Providing consultation and interventions into Te Puna Wai o Tuhinapo (Youth Justice residence) and the Youth Wing at Christchurch Men's prison;
- Liaison with Youth Justice Agencies, Non-Government Organisations (NGO's) and Regional services.
Are you motivated and flexible to meet challenges? Work both autonomously and as part of our team to develop professional relationships with our many community partners/agencies whom you will be liaising with. The ability to work in close collaboration with young people, their family / whanau, other team members as well as partnering organisations is imperative to effectively engage appropriate clinical interventions for this client group.
The team has a range of skills and areas of clinical expertise and are very supportive of staff new to the area. Opportunities for professional development are provided and encouraged to continue to build the expertise and resourcefulness of this team!
Ko wai koe | About You
You will have the ability to develop sound psychiatric assessment skills and a robust knowledge of relevant legislation including Child, Youth and Family Act, MHA, Criminal Justice Act. Your ability to accurately identify risk and plan and advise appropriate management strategies will be exceptional.
Experience working within Child, Adolescent and Family services, Specialist Mental Health, is desirable for this role. Consideration would be given if you have familiarity working with youth, and families/whanau within a mental health context. Experience working with Maori and applying the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi to your practice is essential. Bring your professional experience to provide consultation and management advice to the Youth Justice Residential facility (Te Puna Wai o Tuhinapo), to assist with their interactions and care of the challenging young people admitted there.
The successful candidate will be able to build strong effective relationships with outstanding interpersonal and communication skills, will be organised and methodical in their approach to administration and time management, and will have flexibility and adaptability to meet the changeable nature of our mahi.
Current NZ Registration and APC in your profession is essential.
A current full NZ Divers Licence is required for this position.
This is a 1 FTE, permanent position, Mon ' Fri.
Mō mātou ' About us
From July this year the Canterbury DHB transitioned across to Te Whatu Ora - Health NZ. This is a great opportunity to make a difference at a time of significant change in the healthcare sector.
Waitaha Canterbury is considered a world leader in its people centred approach to health care. We have a unique one health system approach focused on providing "the right care and support, to the right person, at the right time and in the right place." We plan, fund and deliver health services to the almost 600,000 New Zealanders that live in the Canterbury region.
We are proud of how we do things. We have a way of working that we consider unique. It's about trying new things, listening to ideas from wherever they come from and working together as one.
We are passionate about attracting, recruiting and retaining talented people ' become part of our team.
Tono ināianei ' Apply Now
Applications are only accepted online so please visit our website at www.cdhbcareers.co.nz complete an application.
Enquiries: Should you have any questions on this role, please contact Shannon Le Roux ' Recruitment Specialist ' Shannon.LeRoux@cdhb.health.nz
The role that you are applying for is one that may only be performed by a person who has been vaccinated against Covid-19. It is therefore a condition of this application that you are vaccinated against Covid-19. This vaccination requirement includes gaining Booster Doses required to perform your role under the Health Order. As a person working in the health and disability sector you will meet many people, some of whom may be vulnerable. Without a vaccine, there is the risk that you may contract Covid-19. The requirement to be vaccinated is to keep you safe and also to endeavour to protect others against the potential transmission of Covid-19 as a result of you contracting it in the course of your employment.
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand Waitaha Canterbury|
|Position type:||Permanent Full time|
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