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Position Title: Secretary - Southern Rivers Community Mental Health Team – Balclutha Office
Location: Otago/Southland
FTE (Hours): Casual Position
Date Posted: 22/10/2019
Application Closing Date: 24/11/2019 11PM
Job #: 059684
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Southern Rivers Community Mental Health Team – Balclutha Office

  • Casual position, as and when required


About the Role

Our progressive and dynamic Mental Health Service strives to achieve excellence in every facet of its service delivery and we have an opportunity for an experienced Secretary to join the team on a casual basis.

As a pivotal member of our team you will be a quick thinker who will be able to deliver effective, confidential and professional support to our staff, providing robust secretarial, clerical and reception services.

Your responsibilities will be varied and cover reception and office administration duties including but not limited to; liaising with consumers and whanau, data entry and maintenance; keeping records and files up to date, co-ordinate meetings and clinics, assisting clinicians where necessary, coordinating office operations, transcriptions, appointment booking and typing etc. 

About You

Experience in a busy office and a high level of computer competency, organisational & communication skills, ability to manage multiple deadlines and initiative is, therefore, necessary.

To be successful in this role you will need to have a pro-active attitude to your work, have great attention to detail, be well organised and have excellent time management skills.

A friendly manner alongside outstanding customer service is a key requirement of this role. 

If casual employment suits you and your lifestyle and you are interested in joining a team that are a dedicated group, working well together and supporting each other in a professional manner – with attributes such as humour, common sense and a genuine commitment to teamwork then we look forward to reading your application, outlining why you think you’d be a good fit in this environment!

The hourly rate for this position is between $20.89 and $23.82 will be based on relevant experience and qualifications.

About the Southern DHB

Southern District Health Board (Southern DHB) exists to support everyone across our district to live well, and access the right care when they need it, by delivering high quality, patient-centred and equitable health services to our diverse communities.

We are responsible for planning, funding and providing health and disability services to a population of over 315,000 located South of the Waitaki River. Our catchment area encompasses Invercargill City, Queenstown - Lakes District, Gore, rural Southland, Clutha, Central Otago, Maniototo, Waitaki District and Dunedin City. This means Southern DHB serves the largest geographic region of all New Zealand's health boards.

The Location

The Southern district offers the benefits of excellent amenities, first class primary through to tertiary education, affordable housing and outstanding recreational opportunities.  Whether it’s kayaking or sailing; skiing, hunting or fishing; theatre, live-music or art – there’s literally something for everyone.  Check out for what the region and we can offer you and your whanau.


Closing Date: Sunday 24 November, 2019

Please note that we may begin shortlisting as we receive applications and could withdraw the advertising at any time.  For further information please contact Caroline Godfrey, Recruitment Advisor – Mental Health,
Phone (03) 214 5769 or email


Children’s Act 2014

Due to this position having contact with children and the SDHB’s 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.

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