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Duty Worker/Crisis Worker Practitioner, Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service (VID: 6282)

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Location: Palmerston North Hospital
Service: Mental Health Services
Position Type: Nursing
Appointment Type: Permanent/Fulltime
Close Date: 26/06/2022
To comply with the current Health Order MidCentral DHB requires ALL its employees to be fully vaccinated (and boosted as applicable) against COVID-19. We will not accept applications that do not meet this criteria.
MidCentral District Health Board actively seeks Māori into our workforce to reflect the community we serve.
If you are looking for a challenge, then look no further! We are looking for someone with nursing or social work practitioners and CAMHS experience to join us.
In a team of 4 (alongside another new role of brief intervention worker) you will work at the front end of CAFS ensuring children, young people and their families get a smooth and supportive introduction into our service and compassionate and appropriate care when experiencing a mental health crisis.
For this role we require someone preferably with experience in CAFS, but with experience in mental health and crisis work. Someone who can engage people and make people feel at ease in their presence.
As the first line into the service, you’ll be working to triage referrals into the service for assessment. You’ll be working with the team to assess and support and facilitate any urgent doctor assessments. Working with the clinical leadership to make sure the referrals are the right outcome for the client and following up on referrals for the young people and their families to advise of the outcome of the triage process.
You will be there to support the clinical team for any crisis assessments during business hours, and if not already completed, you’ll be expected to enrol in the PG Cert in CAMHS.
You’ll need to be someone who can work autonomously and is a team player, who is flexible, strong in who they are and willing to share and to learn along the way. Sense of humour an absolute must and the ability to enjoy our team.
In return we can offer:
  • A truly amazing and authentic team who support and enjoy each other’s company (mostly!)
  • Great opportunities for clinical growth and development
  • A supportive DHB, that recognises the value of the work we do with children and young people
  • A smashing community that works hard to ensure our Young people and their families reach their potential
Palmerston North has access to wonderfully wild beaches (25 mins away) an incredibly friendly population and because of the university and Military bases a diverse and energetic city scene.
If we have your interest, then ring me today for a chat about your possible future with us!

Call me NOW on 0275468828 (Bev Huttley) 
MidCentral District Health Board is committed to ensuring that children and young people are safe from abuse and harm. As part of our commitment to children and young people, and in line with the Vulnerable Children Act 2014, appointment to positions that involve regular or overnight contact with children will include worker safety checks. These checks are in addition to the requirement to have a satisfactory police clearance. Further information will be provided to shortlisted candidates. To find out more information about the Vulnerable Children Act 2014 click here.

MidCentral District Health Board employs more than 2500 staff at Manawatu, Palmerston North, Tararua and Horowhenua and Otaki districts.
Palmerston North Hospital is a 350 bed secondary hospital, which services an urban population of 80,000 and a total population catchment of 168,000. In addition, the hospital is a teaching hospital, and is associated with both Auckland and Otago medical schools.
Palmerston North is a major university city and is at the hub of key routes to the central North Island ski fields, and river adventures. Wellington the capital city, is only a two hour journey by road, as are the wine growing regions of Hawke's Bay and Wairarapa.

For further information:
Human Resources
Private Bag 11036
Manawatu Mail Centre
Palmerston North 4442

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