Community Mental Health Nurse - Totara House


  • Permanent, 0.6 FTE position. 
  • Registered with the Nursing Council of New Zealand with a current APC and must have a mental health scope of practice.
  • Ability to work both autonomously and as part of a cohesive Multi-Disciplinary Team.


Mō te tūnga | About the role

Totara House is a specialist Early Intervention in Psychosis Service, which works with young adults aged 18-30, who have experienced a first episode of psychosis. We are looking for a Community Mental Health Nurse to join our cohesive, client focused, multi-disciplinary team on a permanent, 0.6 FTE basis.

Pehea | About You

As a Nurse Case Manager within our team, you will work with individuals, groups and their families/whanau focusing on assessment and care coordination. Your ability to build and maintain therapeutic relationships with clients, the team and with a variety of agencies in the community will find you developing client focused, engaging and inspiring care plans. You’ll work with a high level of autonomy and think creatively/outside the square to support our consumers.

These are busy roles so you’ll need to be a great communicator and well organised, yet flexible enough to work within an ever changing environment. Your ability to problem solve will serve you well. 

Ideally you will also have some experience in drug and alcohol work but this is not essential. 

Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako | Skills and experience:

  • Registered with the Nursing Council of New Zealand, have a current APC that includes scope of practice for Mental Health and a current full driver’s licence is essential.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with family/whanau, colleagues and significant others
  • A commitment to quality patient care.
  • The ideal candidate would be a Duly Authorised Officer, or at least be prepared to train to be one. 

Mō mātou | About Us


pecialist 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/Part Time

Job no: PC2526688

Location: Christchurch

Closing Date: Tuesday, 6th June 2023