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Position Title: Mental Health Educator – Mental Health and Addictions and Intellectual Disabilities Service
Location: Southland
FTE (Hours): Permanent, 1.0 FTE
Date Posted: 24/01/2018
Application Closing Date: 25/02/2018 11PM
Job #: 055679
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Mental Health Educator – Mental Health and Addictions and Intellectual Disabilities Service

Southland Hospital

  • Permanent fulltime


We are looking for a dynamic Mental Health professional to work part time with two other educator team members within the Mental Health, Addictions and Intellectual Disabilities Service (MHAID) to contribute to the  co-ordination, facilitation and development of Service based training and education.  This position requires 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:

  • It is necessary that the applicant has completed a Masters level qualification in a Mental Health specialty area or is working toward.  Must have a minimum of a PG diploma.
  • It is essential that the applicant be a registered nurse with strong clinical leadership skills
  • Must be a Registered Nurse with current APC with intermediate/advanced computer skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint.
  • Knowledge of, qualification in, and proven performance in adult teaching and learning principles.
  • Be an excellent communicator, with a positive and problem solving attitude and strong leadership skills. 
  • Recognised mentoring and coaching skills.
  • It is essential that the applicant has a sensitivity and awareness of cultural and sexuality difference and is focused on service user recovery principles.
  • Has achieved or is working toward Level 4 of PDRP within 1 year of commencing the position
  • Excellent group facilitation skills and history of a collaborative team approach
  • Has advanced communication techniques such as conflict resolution, diffusion and mediation skills
  • Innovative and flexible with positive and problem solving approaches in all situations
  • Has proven clinical credibility in specialty area
  • Is a critical consumer of research and embraces evidence based practice when carrying out any task/function
  • Committed to Recovery Principles in clinical practice


Closing Date: Sunday, 25 February 2018


For further information please contact Jan Strachan, Recruitment Advisor – Strategy, Primary and Community Directorate and Mental Health, Addictions and Intellectual Disability (Southland), Phone (03) 214 5770 or Email:


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