Case Manager - Forensic Community Team


  • 1x 0.6 FTE part time position 
  • Drivers license required as travel is involved in this role
  • Must be a registered Nurse or Allied Health Professional with mental health scope, and a current APC

Mō te tūnga | About the role

The Community Forensic Team, based at Hillmorton Hospital provides assessment, treatment, education, training, and community focused care for people who have a mental disorder who have offended. We are a small, multidisciplinary team who are big on supporting each other, and we follow an assertive outreach model of care – you will get to know not only the patients in your own caseload, but also those under the team’s care.

Pehea | About You

This is a case management role in which you will work with clients in the community including the step-down service. You may also be part of our consultation and liaison team into Canterbury Prisons where you would undertake assessment and ongoing intervention for prisoners identified as having mental health needs. This role may also require court appearances.  You will work closely with your inter-disciplinary colleagues and with community agencies to ensure that clients receive wraparound services that support their rehabilitation and community reintegration.

Applications will be accepted from Registered Nurses with a current APC and scope to practice in Mental Health and Registered Allied Health Professionals with Mental Health experience. 

We have a 0.6 FTE permanent position available.

Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako | Skills and experience

Strong administrative and organisational skills are vital in this busy role where you need to be flexible to meet the changeable nature of your work. Your assertiveness and experience with risk assessment and management will assist you in developing plans to meet the needs of individual clients. You will also have an ability to develop good rapport with the people you work with.

If you’re keen to take hold of a complex case load, to develop a wide range of assessment skills, and forensic mental health experience, then come and join our team.

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 whanau. 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. This vaccination requirement includes gaining Booster Doses required to perform your role under the Health Order. As a person working in the health and disability sector you will meet many people, some of whom may be vulnerable.  Without a vaccine, there is the risk that you may contract Covid-19.  The requirement to be vaccinated is to keep you safe and also to endeavour to protect others against the potential transmission of Covid-19 as a result of you contracting it in the course of your employment.


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Permanent/Part Time

Job no: PC2028131r9

Location: Christchurch

Closing Date: Wednesday, 21st June 2023