Registered Nurse / Allied Health Professional - Child, Adolescent & Family Day Unit

  • Able to work effectively in a multidisciplinary team and autonomously where required
  • Current APC and must have a mental health scope of practice


Mō te tūnga | About the role

Based at the inpatient unit at Princess Margaret Hospital you will be part of a dedicated, collaborative and cohesive multi-disciplinary team.  Usually you’ll work with one or two children (and their families) in a reasonably intensive manner to develop specific plans and provide liaison for their family, schools and other external providers.

You will be working as the primary/key health professional within the SMHS CAF day programme, working alongside children and adolescents who have mental health issues requiring further assessment or alternatively requiring assistance to return to school due to significant mental health issues which contribute to their non-attendance.

If you want to contribute to something that is so meaningful to so many we’d love to hear from you.

Pehea | About You

To be successful in this role, you will: 

  • Be a motivated and a flexible self-starter with the ability to work both in a large multidisciplinary team and autonomously
  • Effective time management and advanced problem solving and assessment skills are imperative.
  • A commitment to providing and maintaining high standards of nursing practice within our service.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and the ability to engage a wide range of people.
  • Ability to build, strong effective relationships with our families and with our many other stakeholders with whom you liaise.
  • Experience in child and adolescent mental health is essential

There are permanent full time and part time positions available for registered nurses and allied health professionals working Monday to Friday 0800 - 1630.

Must have current APC with mental health scope.

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.

Applications are only accepted online so please visit our website at complete an application.

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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 you 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 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, Permanent/Full Time, Permanent/Part Time

Job no: PC1873680

Location: Christchurch

Closing Date: Apply Now!