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Position Title: Mental Health Professional – Intake - Child, Adolescent and Family Service
Location: Southland
FTE (Hours): 1.0FTE (40 hours per week)
Date Posted: 25/01/2019
Application Closing Date: 17/02/2019 11PM
Job #: 055880G
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Mental Health Professional / Intake - Child, Adolescent and Family Service (CAFS)

Southland Hospital

  • Specialist Child / Adolescent and Family role
  • Permanent, full-time (Monday-Friday)
  • Safe, friendly and affordable lifestyle


We’re looking for a suitably qualified experienced Mental Health Professional to fill this key role of Intake Worker that serves an important function as the first point of contact with the CAFS team.  An RN is preferred however consideration will be given to other disciplines. 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. 

Joining our multi-disciplinary team you’ll bring your broad based generic caseload and mental health 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.   

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

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 now.  The affordable cost of living in Southland means you’re able to enjoy excellent amenities, top schooling and universities, affordable housing along with the most beautiful landscapes in NZ. Even more, you’ll be rewarded with ongoing training and education allowances to progress your career while having the added bonus of our corporate benefits programme, offering parking, health insurance and discounted gym memberships just to name a few.

You must be a Registered Health Professional, with a current APC - Registered Nurse, Occupational Therapist, Social Worker with experience in working within a mental health sector with children, adolescents and their families.


For further information please contact Caroline Godfrey, Recruitment Advisor – Mental Health
Phone (03) 214 5769 or Email


Closing Date: Sunday 17 February, 2019

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