Allied Health Consultant - Adult Community Mental Health Service

  • Two full time permanent positions 40 hours per week (1FTE)

Mō te tūnga | About the role

Our Specialist Mental Health Services at the Canterbury DHB have 2 exciting opportunities for experienced Allied Health Professionals to advance their career and move into a senior leadership role as an Allied Health Consultant in our Adult Community Mental Health Service. The Adult Community Mental Health service provides assessment, treatment and support services to adults in the community, including assessment and interventions for urgent or crisis mental health needs. These are pivotal roles in clinical and strategic leadership which will see you at the forefront of our service transformation, helping reshape the way we operate through leading and developing Allied Health Services that will sustain us well into the future.

This is an exciting opportunity for an innovative and outcome-focused clinician who has a deep commitment to work in collaboration across disciplines and is driven to achieve professional and operational excellence! 

Ko wai koe | About You;

As an Allied Health Consultant you will work in partnership with the Clinical Director, Nurse Consultant and the Service Manager/Nurse Director of the allocated service to facilitate the ongoing development of mental health best practice, promote inter-disciplinary models of care and lead service improvements that deliver improved outcomes for consumers and their families/whānau.

Reporting to the Director of Allied Health you will be part of the Allied Health Directorate, also working closely with the Allied Health Clinical Leaders and Allied Health Educator.  The roles are firmly focused on leadership within the services, however you will also have strong clinical experience within your area of practice.  You will be based at Hillmorton Hospital but working with our regional Mental Health Services and across the Canterbury Health system.

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Providing day to day strategic leadership, in order to deliver a sustainable, high quality service that contributes to the achievement of organisational goals.
  • Providing clinical leadership for the Allied Health workforce with a focus on workforce development, safe and high-quality care, outcomes focussed practice and integration that support strategic development and organisational priorities.
  • Supporting the integration of research evidence into practice and the implementation of contemporary models of care;
  • Develop, maintain and evaluate organisational systems to facilitate delivery of safe, quality care;
  • Providing clinical expertise at an advanced practice level within a specialist clinical area, SMHS.

To be successful in this role you will have;

  • Experience in a leadership role is an essential but support for professional development will also be given;
  • Ability to articulate a compelling vision for all Allied Health disciplines;
  • Advanced level of knowledge and clinical experience of Adult Community Mental Health Services and case management;
  • Experience in leading improvement in service delivery and or practice development;
  • Strong professional networks and relationship skills;
  • Allied Health qualification and current Annual Practicing Certificate is essential;

Ngā hua | Benefits of working at Te Whatu Ora [Health New Zealand]

When you work at the Te Whatu Ora, you are part of a wider whānau that will support you along your journey. We offer great coaching, mentoring and learning outcomes for all staff. We are always improving our facilities across all campuses and have amazing discounts from select retailers, restaurants and business.

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The Future of the Health Industry

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 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 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/Full Time

Job no: PC2091550

Location: Christchurch

Closing Date: Tuesday, 4 October 2022