Registered Nurse / Allied Health Professionals - Crisis Resolution


  • Positions available for Registered Mental Health nurses, Social Workers, and Occupational Therapists with community experience.
  • Full-time, permanent opportunities available 
  • Ability to work both autonomously and as part of a cohesive Multi-Disciplinary Team


Mō te tūnga | About the role

There is an exciting opportunity currently within the Adult Community Psychiatric Service, for Nurse or Allied Health Workers to join North, West and East Community Teams' Crisis Resolution functions. Crisis Resolution provides a 24 hour service assessing the needs and providing treatment and support to clients experiencing psychiatric crisis. There are four teams: North, East, South and West, all working closely with their respective case management teams, who provide services to consumers who are under care. Here is a fast-paced and varied role on the frontline of specialist mental health services. 

Pehea | About You

As a professional and highly motivated Nurse or Allied Health Worker who displays a positive attitude and enthusiasm for this area of work, you will enjoy being part of a committed and diverse multidisciplinary team, you will work in collaboration with a group of professionals that recognises the importance of providing quality care and services to their clients, friends and whānau. Working within a multi-disciplinary team, and in collaboration with our clients and their whānau, primary care, community supports and our inpatient teams, your ability to think on your feet, triage and prioritize your patients appropriately in a timely manner is essential. 

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 Occupational Therapists and Social Workers will also be considered.
  • Skills and experience in assessment and case management. 
  • Have a full New Zealand driver’s license
  • Knowledge of and a commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi
  • Ideally you will be a Duly Authorised Officer who has been trained and signed off as being able facilitate the MHA, if not currently a DAO applicants for this position will be willing to undertake this paid three day DAO training as provided by the CDHB.



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

Please submit your most recent resume along with a cover letter stating why you believe that you are the ideal candidate for the role highlighting any skills you have gained along the way.

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


Health Disclaimer:

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 come into contact with a large number of 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 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/Full Time

Job no: PC2291196

Location: Christchurch

Closing Date: Apply Now!