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Position Title: Mental Health Assistant – Ward 9c, Acute Mental Health
Location: Otago
FTE (Hours): Fixed Term
Date Posted: 28/11/2017
Application Closing Date: 10/12/2017 11PM
Job #: 055386
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Mental Health Assistant – Ward 9c, Acute Mental Health

Wakari Hospital, Dunedin


  • Fixed term, ending on or before 27 July 2018
  • 1.0FTE (80 hours per fortnight)



Ward 9c is an Acute Mental Health Inpatient ward, providing care for the full range of general adult mental health disorders, including youth, mothers and babies, and eating disorders. We seek an enthusiastic Mental Health Assistant to join our team on a fixed term, fulltime basis.


Our Mental Health Assistants are key team members who assist our nursing and allied health staff to ensure an effective and efficient service.  As an Assistant working in Mental Health you’ll need to have a positive attitude and good communication skills, be able to take direction and work well as part of the team. 


This role includes working a variety of shifts (and includes rostered weekend shifts) over seven days; mornings (7am start), afternoons (2.30pm start) and nights (10.45pm start).  Applicants should also note that a full driver’s licence is a requirement for this position.


Our ideal applicant will be confident in providing support and assisting patients; display initiative; be patient focussed at all times, and be able to adapt to a changing environment. 


We look forward to hearing from you if you feel that this is a role in which you would shine.


Closing Date: Sunday 10 December 2017



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


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