Allied Health Worker - West Adult Community Service

Our Purpose: What We’re Here For

When you work with the Canterbury District Health Board, you’re part of something very special. We’re world leaders in the delivery of integrated health care, and we’re always striving to Make It Better. From the carers on the front line working directly with patients and communities, to our talented support teams who enable that care, we plan, fund and deliver health services to the almost 600,000 New Zealanders that live in the Canterbury region. And we’re all about putting people at the heart of everything we do.

Our Culture: What Matters To Us

Ko Te Whatu Manawa Tangata

Putting people at the heart of all we do 

For us to continue putting our communities at the centre of our health system, we’re putting our own people at the centre of everything we do. Because health is ultimately all about people. What’s important around here is the way we care for and respect others, the responsibility that all our people take for delivering outcomes, and that we go about our work with integrity in all we do.

What matters to us is doing the right thing, valuing everyone, and being and staying well ourselves so we can care for our community.

The Role: What This Opportunity’s All About

The Adult Community Service is based in the Hillmorton Hospital site and has a fantastic opportunity for an Allied Health Worker to join our West Adult community mental health team. This is a permanent full time (0.94 fortnightly on a 4 on 2 off roster) opportunity for the right candidate.

You will work in the West Community Mental Health team as a Crisis Resolution worker, which is part of the supportive and professional Acute Community Psychiatric Service. The team offers 24 hours a day service responding rapidly to clients in crisis, assessing their needs and supporting them through to resolution of the crisis. As a professional and highly motivated person, you must enjoy the challenges of crisis work, including assessment, treatment and building relationships with consumers and their families/whanau.  The ability to work in an integrated manner with our inpatient team and to develop sound working relationships with community resources and services is necessary.

You’ll be a key clinician working as part of the multidisciplinary team, providing comprehensive psychiatric assessment, case management and therapeutic intervention for our clients. The clinicians on the team have a range of skills and areas of clinical expertise which will be a great opportunity for you to enhance your skills in a specialty area. This is a demanding and challenging role within a supportive team. You will regularly develop and review a job plan and caseload with the Clinical Manager. The ability to effectively communicate and work collaboratively with family/whanau and community organisations is essential.  You’ll need great organisational and excellent time management skills to keep up with this client group with flexibility in your approach and a passion for working with adults and seeing them succeed.

Skills & Experience

  • Appropriate New Zealand registration
  • Knowledge of Adult Community Service management is essential
  • Experience in a Mental Health setting

Belonging Here: Becoming Part of Our Story

Our people enjoy access to a fantastic benefits scheme, flexible working arrangements and a genuine and ongoing focus on career development.

We hope you’ll seriously consider joining us, but if this isn’t a good fit for you, please share the opportunity with your personal networks and help us find our next rock star!

If this particular role isn’t for you, we do have other similar opportunities - please look on our careers page or give us a call to discuss.

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Applicants will be progressed as they apply, so if this sounds like you, please apply now! 

Permanent/Full Time

Job no: 234917

Location: Christchurch

Closing Date: Sunday, 6 January 2019