Case Manager - East Community


  • Multiple Full Time (1 FTE) permanent positions available
  • Open to Nursing and Allied Health Professional candidates
  • Monday - Friday, Day shifts

Mō te tūnga | About the role

The East Adult Community Psychiatric Service has an exciting opportunity for a registered health professiona with mental health experience to join their community team. East Sector provides an assessment and treatment service for tāngata whaiora (consumers) experiencing mental illnesses and works closely with their whānau (family) - both in the community and alongside inpatient services. 

Pehea | About You

As a professional and highly motivated nurse, who displays a positive attitude and enthusiasm for this area of work, you will enjoy being part of a committed and diverse multi-disciplinary team, you will work in collaboration with a group of professionals that recognises the importance of providing quality care and services to their patients, friends and whānau. Interacting with a variety of stakeholders, you will have an ability to effectively manage and prioritise a caseload in this case management position.

  • You will work within a multi-disciplinary team, and in collaboration with our tāngata whaiora and their family/whanau, primary care, community supports and our inpatient teams.
  • It is essential that you have the ability to think on your feet, triage and prioritise your tāngata whaiora’s needs appropriately, and in a timely manner.
  • You will case manage a caseload of tāngata whaiora who you will proactively engage with and support to engage with their treatment and other holistic supports.
  • Highly developed risk assessment is important as is your ability to develop effective rapport with people who may be mentally unwell or distressed.
  • Assessment, development of treatment plans and liaising with whanau and other carers, NGOs, police, probation and other services is all part of the Community Mental Health Nurse role.

Registered Nurses and Allied Health Professionals 

  • You will case manage a caseload of tāngata whaiora who you will proactively engage with and support to engage with their treatment and other holistic supports.

Enrolled Nurses

  • You role will be a job share with one other staff member to provide a full duty service to those under the care of East Community and others associated with their care. This requires particular skill in communication, assessment, problem solving, responding to unexpected presentations and crisis situations.
  • The second aspect of this job share will be relief nursing across the East Community team, completing nursing assessments and providing treatment, care and nursing interventions to tāngata whaiora in collaboration with registered nurses.

These roles will be highly supported roles and allow enrolled nurses to work to the full extent of their scope.

Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako | Skills and experience

In order to be successful in this role, the following is required:

  • Registered with the Nursing Council of New Zealand with a current APC and mental health scope
  • Qualified and Registered Occupational Therapists and Social Workers will also be considered
  • Ideally, but not essential, 2+ years’ experience working within any area of mental health
  • Have a full New Zealand driver’s license
  • Knowledge of and a commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and relationship building
  • Thrives in a fast-paced environment in a varied role

Mō mātou | About Us

Specialist Mental Health Services are an interdisciplinary team that forms part of Te Whatu Ora - Waitaha Canterbury. We are committed to working and partnering with tāngata whaiora and their whānau. Constantly striving to work within our philosophy; we develop therapeutic, supportive and empowering relationships with our consumers, enabling them to achieve their personal goals and aspirations.

Tono ināianei | Apply Now

Applications are only accepted online so please visit our website at complete an application.

Enquiries: Shannon Le Roux – Recruitment Specialist –

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


The role that you are applying for is one that may only be performed by a person who has been vaccinated against Covid-19.  It is therefore a condition of this application that you are vaccinated against Covid-19. As a person working in the health sector you will come into contact with a large number of people, some of whom are likely vulnerable.  Without a vaccine, there is a higher risk that you may contract Covid-19.  The requirement to be vaccinated is to keep you safe and to endeavour to protect others against the potential transmission of Covid-19.



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Permanent/Full Time

Job no: PC2470536

Location: Christchurch

Closing Date: Apply Now!