Child and adolescent mental health professionals


  • Permanent, full-time, part-time and casual roles based in Greymouth with some travel required including to the Westport area
  • Registered Health Professional with Current Practicing Certificate
  • Passion for Mental Health, exceptional interpersonal and communication skills
  • Both Allied Health and Nursing applicants will be considered
  • Ideally two years experience within specialist mental health or child and adolescent mental health

About the organisation

We are a unique region in New Zealand with a close-knit community where your work will make a real difference.

We will help you grow as a leader in rural health with a continued focus on your career development.

We continue to break new ground and shape our health system to wrap care around patients in their communities.

This isn't a job for just anyone, joining us means sharing our goals and values and being dedicated to this community and our team as we seek to become a centre of excellence in rural health care. We offer competitive benefits, flexible working arrangements and a relocation scheme to candidates who will join us in this.

About the role

  • Undertakes all components of case management, including: comprehensive assessment, risk assessment and management, recovery, and treatment planning
  • Coordinate care at the right time with input from external providers
  • Provides client-centred care, utilising evidence-based treatment strategies including, where appropriate, talking therapies
  • Assisting across the wider team where needed

Our Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) team is currently looking for skilled and passionate mental health professionals. The roles are vital to the mental health of our children and young people across the West Coast as you will be supporting them through their journey along with their whanau. This role will be working within the community and within our integrated model of care. There will be opportunities and support for professional development and ongoing role development.

About you

  • Excellent assessment, communication and relationship building skills
  • Passion for child and youth mental health
  • Flexibility to work autonomously as well as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Understanding and application of the principles of the treaty of Waitangi, with a culturally safe and appropriate approach to practice
  • Commitment to ongoing professional development
  • A strong understanding of Maori health inequity and Maori population need
  • Understanding of contemporary approaches to mental health and wellbeing
  • Clean and full driver's licence as you will be traveling in DHB cars

Close date: 17 September 2021


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