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Mental Health Professional

  • Otago
  • Community Services & Volunteering
  • $59,035 - $95,000 per annum
  • Full time
  • Posted 242 days ago

Job Description

Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role

Mental Health Professional (Clinical Psychologist, Social Worker, Occupational Therapist)


Salary band - $59,035 - $95,000 p.a pro rata and Kiwisaver

  • Permanent, full-time 01.0 FTE role (40 hours per week)
  • Make a real difference to our community

Mō te tūranga - About the role

If you enjoy working as an integral member of a focused multidisciplinary team, and have experience working with the wider community, you shouldn't let this opportunity pass you by.

In this role you will be committed to delivering dedicated mental health support in an age and culturally appropriate manner, whilst liaising effectively in partnership with community agencies to support the patient's mental health and wellbeing.

  • Apply evidenced-based and best practice principles to your role.
  • Undertake appropriate crisis triage and assessments of the consumers, and their family's needs and situation.
  • Exhibit effective assessment and skills and be clinically competent.
  • Function as a member of a multidisciplinary team and liaise appropriately with relevant health care professionals, managers, and organisations.

Further training and professional development is additionally available for motivated employees.

Mōu ake - About you

  • Be self-motivated, innovative and an effective problem solver
  • Empathetic with patients and their families/whanau
  • Be able to work autonomously as well as within a multidisciplinary team
  • Have commitment to maintain professional standards and ethics
  • Hold a current APC and relevant board registration

You will be required to participate in an after-hours on-call roster, and possessing a current, full driver's licence is essential.

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Mō mātou - About us

Te Whatu Ora - Southern has the largest geographical coverage of all the New Zealand regions, providing services to 350,000 people in diverse communities. We take pride in all the services we provide, and our aim is to improve, promote and protect the health of our region. We believe that our dedicated and passionate staff are a significant driving force behind the achievement of these standards, and we need more like-minded people to help us continue providing for our community.

Utu whānui - Salary range

This role belongs to the PSA/DHBs Allied, Public Health and Technical Multi-Employer Collective Agreement and falls between Step 1 ($59,035 p.a) and Step 8 ($85,992 p.a pro rata) of the Allied, Public Health and Technical scale.

Rā mōnehu - Closing date: Friday 24th November.

Due to the fast-paced nature of what we do, our vacancy close dates may be subject to change. Don't delay, make sure you apply as soon as possible.

Tono ināianei - Apply now

For further information about the recruitment process please contact James Boyd,

If you currently work for Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand - Southern, please apply for this role via our internal careers site, found here: Pulse > Applications > Corporate > SuccessFactors

Pre-employment checks

In the interests of protecting our people and our patients, all appointments will be subject to the following:

  • Occupational health assessment
  • Police vetting/Ministry of Justice safety checks
  • Serious misconduct checks (previous Public Service departments and statutory Crown entities only)
  • Covid-19 vaccination, new employees of Te Whatu Ora Southern will need to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19, which includes two doses and a booster dose of an approved vaccine. If you are unable to receive a Covid-19 vaccine or booster for any reason, please indicate this in your cover letter so we can discuss this with you further and establish if you meet any criteria for an exemption

To apply

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