Reg Mental Health Professional -Child & Adolescent
He Kōrero mō te tūranga - About the Role
We are seeking a Registered Mental Health Professional to join our vibrant multi-disciplinary team based with our Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service in Whakatāne, Bay of Plenty.
This is a great opportunity to join a multi-disciplinary team who are evolving a collaborative approach to supporting children and adolescents in our community. This role works with young people (5 to 18 years old) their families/whānau and the community to provide an effective community-based service.
If you are the successful applicant, you will bring teamwork and initiative as well as experience in the Child and Adolescent Mental Health field. You will also have relevant skills to work with children and adolescents presenting acutely or within crisis situations.
The successful applicant will hold relevant qualifications and experience as either a Registered Nurse, Social Worker or Occupational Therapist. This is a permanent full-time position; however we are open to applications from candidates looking for 0.6 – 1.0 FTE (24 – 40 hours per week).
Please click here to view the Registered Nurse position description.
Please click here to view the Registered Health Professional position description.
You will be actively supported in further development of skills and access to evidence-based training that adheres to the principles of treatment.
He Kōrero mōu - About You
The ideal candidate will have a minimum of three years' experience working with children, adolescents, and their whānau. Applicants must have Mental Health included in their Scope of Practice.
Experience working with Eating Disorders would be an advantage.
Mō Tātou – About Us
Situated in the sunny eastern coast of New Zealand's North Island, the Bay of Plenty really is just that, offering vast golden sand beaches, bush clad mountains, lush farmlands and more. Its pleasant climate means that the area has become a favourite for holiday makers, retirees and those looking for a different lifestyle outside of the main cities.
Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand, Hauora a Toi Bay of Plenty is spread across a vast geographical area and centred across two hospitals based in Tauranga and Whakatāne. We serve a population of approximately 308,000 for the major population centres of Tauranga, Katikati, Te Puke, Whakatāne, Kawerau and Ōpōtiki. Te Whatu Ora Hauora a Toi Bay of Plenty is one of the Bay of Plenty's largest employers with over 4000 staff.
Click here to find out more about Whakatāne, its breath-taking landscapes and rich culture.
Ko o tatou painga – Our Benefits
- Access to ongoing in-house professional development
- Relocation assistance available
- Commitment to staff wellness and healthy working practices (e.g. We support work life balance and flexible work arrangements whenever possible)
- Highly rewarding role and opportunity to make a difference!
- Be a valued member of a multidisciplinary team
- Access to subsidised hospital gym membership
- Free flu vaccinations
- Discounts (with local businesses)
Ngā uarātanga ō ā mātou mahi – Our Values
At Te Whatu Ora Hauora a Toi Bay of Plenty (formally Bay of Plenty District Health Board BOPDHB) we recruit for our Manaakitanga CARE values. Why do we do this? Because values-based teams deliver better care.
Our manaakitanga CARE values (Compassion, All-one-team, Responsive and Excellence) support each of us to make a difference every day in the things we do and say. Therefore, it's important that when recruiting, we recruit new colleagues who live by our CARE values.
Te Whatu Ora Hauora a Toi Bay of Plenty are committed to improving Māori health outcomes and achieving health equity for Māori through Te Tiriti o Waitangi obligations. It is essential you demonstrate an awareness of Māori indigenous rights and current issues in relation to health and health equity.
Me pēhea te tuku tono - How to Apply
You can view the position description below and to apply for the role please click “APPLY NOW.” For tracking and reporting purposes, all applications must be submitted through our online career's portal.
Due to this position having contact with children and Te Whatu Ora Hauora a Toi Bay of Plenty commitment to child protection, you will be subject to ‘safety checks' under the Children's Act at the time of hire and thereafter as per the relevant legislation.
It is desirable that new employees of Te Whatu Ora are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, which includes two doses of an approved vaccine. If you are unable to receive a COVID-19 vaccine or booster for any reason, please indicate this in your application so we can discuss this with you further.
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