Community Mental Health Nurse, Child & Family South

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

Have you thought about a working as a Registered Nurse in a mental health nursing role that promises opportunities for early intervention, brief intervention, and the opportunity to make a real difference?

Child Adolescent and Family Mental Health Service, South Community and Outreach Team (CAFSouth) is looking to appoint an experienced Community Mental Health Nurse. A motivated and flexible self-starter, you will enjoy meeting the challenges of working both autonomously and as part of the experienced and very supportive multidisciplinary teams to provide case management, assessment and clinical intervention to young people from Christchurch to Ashburton. You will also be rostered for in hour’s acute emergency assessment and crisis management for young people seen through CAF Emergency.

Young people can have a challenging time – imagine adolescence and mental health combined. It can be immensely satisfying helping them and their family / whanau to see the change and positive future possibilities. Our team is focussed on supporting our staff to develop the skills necessary to work effectively in this demanding area of healthcare and to work collaboratively with external agencies to meet the needs of young people. Do you want to join us?

This is a permanent fulltime role – working 40 hours per week.

Travel may be required.


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.


Apply online, or to find out more information, please contact Jessica Massey


Phone: 03 337 7923


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

Permanent/Full Time

Job no: 234611

Location: Christchurch

Closing Date: Thursday, 27 September 2018