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Position Title: Youth Therapist – Family and Adolescent Mental Health
Location: Otago
FTE (Hours): Fixed Term, 0.8 FTE
Date Posted: 09/08/2017
Application Closing Date: 21/08/2017 11PM
Job #: 054583
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Youth Therapist – Family and Adolescent Mental Health

Balclutha location




  • Fixed Term until August 2018
  • Part-time 0.8 FTE (32 hours per week)


Do you want to continue your great work supporting youth and their families?

Are you an experienced youth therapist?

Do you enjoy working in a small rural team?


If you enjoy working as an integral member of a child and youth focussed team and have experience in the field, you shouldn’t let this opportunity pass you by.


The Southern District Health Board Family and Adolescent Mental Health Service is a specialised out-patient service providing comprehensive assessment and treatment for young persons in the Otago area.


In managing your own caseload you will have a sound knowledge of appropriate youth focussed mental health interventions and provide specialised assessment and treatment, with a strong emphasis on family inclusion and family therapy for youth (0-18 years), experiencing moderate to severe mental health difficulties.


In this role you will be committed to delivering excellence to youth and their family in an age appropriate and culturally appropriate manner, liaise effectively in partnership with community agencies to support the youth’s health and wellbeing. 


As a practised therapist you will hold a relevant tertiary health professional qualification and equivalent membership to the appropriate professional association (either a Social worker, Registered Nurse, Occupational Therapist), plus relevant post graduate experience. Previous experience in working with youth and families is an advantage. 


As this is an internal only vacancy, we are open to accepting applications for secondment subject to the agreement of your current line manager.


Please note this vacancy is open to current Southern DHB employees only


Closing Date: Monday 21 August, 2017


For further information please contact Nicole Ross, Recruitment Advisor, Phone: (03) 470 9605 or Email:  

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