Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
- An exciting opportunity to utilise your skills and contribute to making a difference to tamariki of the Bay of Plenty
- Be part of dynamic and thriving multi-disciplinary service
- Flexible FTE (0.8 – 1.0 FTE / 32 – 40 hours per week)
He Kōrero mō te tūranga - About the Role
Are you interested in working with tamariki and their whānau – making a difference in their lives and future wellbeing? We are looking for an experienced Registered Mental Health Professional who has a sound understanding of Child Development across all domains to join our vibrant and dynamic Tauranga Child Mental Health Service.
In this role you will be working as a key worker clinician for children/Tamariki and their families/whānau. Our team is committed to implementing high standard models of therapeutic assessment and treatment; therefore you will be able to apply your understanding of intergenerational trauma and attachment theory. The interventions you may be familiar with, or trained in will be Theraplay™; Wait, Watch, and Wonder™; Dyadic Developmental Therapy (DDT)™, and Circle of Security (COSP)™. We also encourage and support the necessary training and ongoing supervision that these pathways require.
The Tauranga Child Mental Health team works with children aged 0 – 12 years old, the multidisciplinary team is made up of Nurses, Social workers, Occupational Therapists, Psychologists, Psychotherapists and Psychiatrists. The team culture is nurturing, and supportive of active learning, both practically and academically. We are solution focused, working in collaboration with paediatric department, child development service and our community.
You will become part of our multi-disciplinary team, who are solution focused, working in collaboration with paediatric department, child development service and our community.
This is a permanent, full-time position; however, we have flexible FTE and are open to applications from candidates looking for 0.8 – 1.0 FTE (32 – 40 hours per week).
Please click here to view the Registered Nurse position description.
Please click here to view the Registered Health Professional position description.
The Bay of Plenty Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service have made a commitment to evidence-based practice.
He Kōrero mōu - About You
The preferred candidate would be passionate and committed to providing Tangata Whai Ora focused care. The ability to work as an effective team member and demonstrate strong communication is essential to this position. You will need to have a calm and empathic approach, flexibility, and creativity in your care approach.
To be successful in this role you will be a Registered Mental Health Professional who has experience and skills working with clients and whānau between the ages of 0 - 12 years. You will have experience and knowledge around family systems along with a broad range of challenges, difficulties and distress associated with children and young people presenting acutely.
You will also need:
- Registration, or be eligible to register with the relevant registration board (Registered Nurse, Occupational Therapy, Social Work, or Psychotherapist)
- Current Annual Practising Certificate
- Mental Health included in your Scope of Practice
Mō Tātou – About Us
Situated in the sunny eastern coast of New Zealand's North Island, the Bay of Plenty really is just that, offering vast golden sand beaches, bush clad mountains, lush farmlands and more. Its pleasant climate means that the area has become a favourite for holiday makers, retirees and those looking for a different lifestyle outside of the main cities.
Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand, Hauora a Toi Bay of Plenty is spread across a vast geographical area and centred across two hospitals based in Tauranga and Whakatāne. We serve a population of approximately 308,000 for the major population centres of Tauranga, Katikati, Te Puke, Whakatāne, Kawerau and Ōpōtiki. Te Whatu Ora Hauora a Toi Bay of Plenty is one of the Bay of Plenty's largest employers with over 4000 staff.
Ko o tatou painga – Our Benefits
- Access to ongoing in-house professional development
- Relocation assistance available for international applicants
- Commitment to staff wellness and healthy working practices (e.g., We support work life balance and flexible work arrangements whenever possible)
- Highly rewarding role and opportunity to make a difference!
- Be a valued member of a multidisciplinary team
- Subsidised onsite hospital gym membership
- Free flu vaccinations
- Free onsite parking
- Discounts (with local businesses)
Ngā uarātanga ō ā mātou mahi – Our Values
At Te Whatu Ora Hauora a Toi Bay of Plenty (formally Bay of Plenty District Health Board BOPDHB) we recruit for our Manaakitanga CARE values. Why do we do this? Because values-based teams deliver better care.
Our manaakitanga CARE values (Compassion, All-one-team, Responsive and Excellence) support each of us to make a difference every day in the things we do and say. Therefore, it's important that when recruiting, we recruit new colleagues who live by our CARE values.
Te Whatu Ora Hauora a Toi Bay of Plenty are committed to improving Māori health outcomes and achieving health equity for Māori through Te Tiriti o Waitangi obligations. It is essential you demonstrate an awareness of Māori indigenous rights and current issues in relation to health and health equity.
Me pēhea te tuku tono - How to Apply
You can view the position description below and to apply for the role please click “APPLY NOW.” For tracking and reporting purposes, all applications must be submitted through our online career's portal.
Due to this position having contact with children and Te Whatu Ora Hauora a Toi Bay of Plenty commitment to child protection, you will be subject to ‘safety checks' under the Children's Act at the time of hire and thereafter as per the relevant legislation.