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Maternal Mental Health Clinician - iCAMHS

Nelson Hospital
Part time
Expires in: EXPIRED
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Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role

Join Health New Zealand l Te Whatu Ora Nelson Marlborough at a key time of change where you will meaningfully contribute to our kaupapa of creating a more equitable, accessible, cohesive, and people-centred health system. This is mahi that will improve the health and well-being of everyone in Aotearoa, and we've got an opportunity for you to be part of it.

  • Qualifications may be in nursing, social work, occupational therapy or related professions, and we would require experience and understanding of working with clients with mental health issues.
  • Tenure: Permanent 0.8FTE
  • Location: Nelson Hospital

Ngā mōhiohio e pā ana ki tēnei mahi (About this position)

 This role is based at iCAMHS as part of our infant and maternal mental health team. The position will involve liaison and support across services working with pregnant or new mothers who also have significant mental health issues. You will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the key values and attitudes required to work in the Maternal Mental Health area.

The goal is for early intervention for infants and their whanau who are at risk of damaged attachment and bonding, including therapeutic interventions, and coordinated community supports.

The successful applicant will have the ability to form good working relationships with other agencies/organisations.

The full-time equivalent salary range for this position is $85,000 through to $106,000 based on the current PSA Allied or Nursing MECA, dependent on skills, experience, and registration in NZ.

Ko wai he kaitono tōtika? (Who is an appropriate applicant?)

The successful applicant will be a registered health professional who has an interest in infant mental health and wellbeing and enhancing positive whanau relationships.  Qualifications may be in nursing, social work, occupational therapy, or related professions, and we would require experience and understanding of working with clients with mental health issues.

Ā mātou rōpū (About our team)

Health NZ Nelson Marlborough is the main health provider for the Te Tau Ihu, the top of the south. With nearly 3,000 employees, we are Nelson - s and Marlborough - s largest employer supporting the health and wellbeing of over 150,000 citizens across the region. 

Our main locations are Nelson and Wairau Hospitals, and the Richmond and Marlborough Health Hubs, but we are spread across the region and service all parts of the community. Our work can be challenging, but we are up for it. We have a great team, and we work hard to make a difference.

We value integrity, innovation, respect and teamwork. 

Ētahi atu mōhiohio (More Information)

Ngā huanga o tēnei mahi (The benefits of this position) 

Infant mental health and healthy relationships in the first 2000 days is an area of focus for iCAMHS. We know that early intervention and support to establish strong and healthy relationships makes a different to the future emotional, physical and mental wellbeing of our Tamariki, and their whanau.  When parents have their own mental health issues, it can be harder to fully focus beyond their own world and to be the parents that they want to be. 

In this role, you will be able to apply your experience and mental health knowledge to assess and support vulnerable pregnant and new parents to develop healthy, strong attachments to their infants. 

Nelson is one of New Zealand - s top lifestyle destinations and offers an amazing variety of leisure pursuits, beaches, rivers and national parks with great opportunities for outdoor activities such as kayaking, mountain biking, tramping, skiing, golf, sailing, as well as abundant sunshine and outstanding scenery. For more information on the Nelson/Tasman region visit

Me pēhea ahau e tono ai? (How do I apply?)

For general enquiries please contact our recruitment team on or 03 539 5748. 

For role specific information please contact Susan Murray on 

Apply now, it - s easy. Please fill in our online application form and include a cover letter explaining your interest in this position.


Applications close: 17 May 2024 filled prior. Applications will be reviewed as they are received, so we encourage you to apply early.

 Health NZ l Te Whatu Ora strongly endorses Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

We believe that to achieve equity in health outcomes for Māori we need a workforce reflective of the population it serves. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who identify as Māori and we recruit for cultural competence. 

He waka eke noa. We are all in this together


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