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Position Title: Educator(s) – Mental Health and Addictions and Intellectual Disabilities Service
Location: Otago/Southland
FTE (Hours): Fixed Term, 1.6 FTE available
Date Posted: 09/08/2017
Application Closing Date: 23/08/2017 11PM
Job #: 054686
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Educator(s) – Mental Health and Addictions and Intellectual Disabilities Service


  • Expressions of interest welcome for secondment opportunities – Total of 1.6 FTE for up to 6 months.
  • There will be one position based in Dunedin and Invercargill respectively


Internal Applicants Only


We are seeking expressions of interest from dynamic Registered Health professionals to join our educator team within the Mental Health, Addictions and Intellectual Disabilities Service (MHAID) to contribute to the co-ordination, facilitation and some development of Service based training and educational activities.  These positions require a collaborative approach across the MHAID service to ensure that the focus of ongoing training and education is inclusive of a local and national direction.


Collectively the educator positions have responsibility to identify local educational needs and priorities, to facilitate and evaluate both mandatory and non-mandatory training, whilst ensuring that the service meets the legislative and Ministry of Health requirements and directions for MHAID services.


To be considered for the role you will need to meet the following criteria:


  • Minimum of a PG diploma
  • Registered Health Professional with relevant current New Zealand APC
  • 5 years practice experience in MHAID
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbally, and ability to engage with a wide range of staff and stakeholders across services
  • The ability to work independently, to have both motivation and innovation to ensure optimal educational opportunities (both internal and external) for all staff
  • Evidence of service wide contribution – i.e. project work, policy development etc., which indicates a whole of service approach and understanding
  • Some teaching experience - not necessarily a formal teaching role
  • Evidence that you have initiated training within your own practice area for example, In-service education etc
  • A good level of knowledge and skills across a wide range of issues within MHAID services, as this position requires the applicant to be able to teach across a number of courses
  • Excellent I.T. skills, particularly PowerPoint, SharePoint, and report writing
  • Dunedin and Invercargill based


This role is to start as soon as possible. 


Please note this role is open to current Southern DHB employees only.


To express your interest, gain an insight into the role, or have a general discussion around requirements (of both yourself and the Service), we welcome you to contact either Chris Munro – Service Manager, Adult Mental Health Service (Dunedin) – or (03) 476 9560 or Adrienne Lee – Service Improvement Manager - or (03) 218 8078.


Closing Date: Monday 21 August, 2017


For further information please contact Nicole Ross, Recruitment Advisor – Mental Health, Addictions and Intellectual Disability Directorate Phone: (03) 470 9605 or Email:

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