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Position Title: Mental Health Professional / Intake - CAFS
Location: Southland
FTE (Hours): Permanent 1.0 FTE
Date Posted: 30/06/2017
Application Closing Date: 20/08/2017 11PM
Job #: 053562c
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Mental Health Professional / Intake - Child, Adolescent and Family Service (CAFS)

Southland Hospital


  • Permanent, full-time
  • Really make a difference
  • Safe, friendly and affordable lifestyle


Here at Southern DHB, we’re up to the challenge of realising our vision of Better Health, Better Lives, Whanau Ora; and to help us achieve this we’re very focused on bringing into our organisation people who display our values of being Kind, Open and Positive, with a sense of Community.


At the very top of the list of reasons to join us at Southern DHB, is the LIFESTYLE that the Southern region offers.  It’s all here - the opportunity to create a fantastic work/life balance is available right here, right now.  The cost of living in Southland means you’re able to enjoy excellent amenities, schooling, housing, great food and wine (think Oysters, think Venison, think Central Otago wines), access to the best skiing, fishing, and an easy and relaxed commute to work.   We’re home to the most beautiful landscapes in NZ, if it’s the great outdoors that presses your buttons; and we’re within easy reach of the likes of Queenstown if its adrenalin you seek. 


We need a qualified and experienced Mental Health Professional to fill this key role with a focus on intake, which serves as a vital first point of contact with the CAFS team.  This role primarily involves receiving new referrals, clarifying these and gathering further information when required, then conducting the intake assessment sessions with consumers and family/whanau.  Depending on the requirements of the department you may also be required to carry a small caseload as and when required. 


You must be Mental Health experienced, NZ registered, and hold a current APC.   Consideration will be given to Registered Nurses, Occupational Therapists, and Social Workers - with experience working with children, adolescents and their families in the mental health sector.   Joining our multi-disciplinary team you’ll bring your broad based generic caseload experience with excellent assessment and intervention skills, along with an ability to work under pressure as a team player committed to excellence in service delivery.   We offer ongoing tailored professional development specific to our Mental Health team, who are professional, dedicated and well-connected throughout the New Zealand mental health network.


Above everything else, bring your passion and your unwavering belief in people’s recovery.   Your career can only benefit from joining us. 


For further information please contact Jan Strachan, Recruitment Advisor, Phone: (03) 214 5770 or Email:


Closing Date: Sunday 20 August 2017

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