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Intensive/Brief Intervention Worker, Child and Adolescent Mental Health (VID: 6287)

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Location: Palmerston North Hospital
Service: Mental Health Overheads - Child, Adolescent and Family
Position Type: Nursing
Appointment Type: Permanent/Fulltime
Close Date: 29/05/2022
  1. Full time Intensive Brief Intervention Worker
  2. Full time CAMHS Duty/Crisis Worker Practitioner
    (Social Worker or Nurse for both roles)
    Palmerston North
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 have 2 incredibly exciting opportunities available for practitioners with CAMHS experience.
Firstly, a brand new role (to us) the Brief, Intensive Intervention Worker will work with young people and their families after a suicide attempt to ensure the young person and family have the support they need to regain their power and get back to normal for them. For this role we need someone with previous CAFS experience, someone who is fearless in the face of challenge and a strong advocate for their young people and a bit of a people collector (In that they shine when meeting and engaging people).
Secondly, our Duty crisis role. One of a team of 4 (alongside the new role of brief intervention worker) 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.
For both roles we need 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 great 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. More information about the Vulnerable Children Act 2014 is available from the Ministry of Vulnerable Children website.

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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