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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: Allied Health
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 make their mark in a brand new role at MidCentral.
This new role (to us!) is to 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).
The remit of the role is to be part of the intake / duty team and to contribute to the discussions on current referrals to the Service. Where there are acute assessments required, the duty team collaborates to assess the risk. Part of the role is to providing intensive support for up to 3 weeks to facilitate the care required for the young person and their families until they are moved to another service. 
At MidCentral we use a range of interventions so experience in different therapeutic models is desirable, along with a PG Certificate in CAMHS, but we can support you with achieving this if you haven’t already got it.
You’ll need to be someone who can work autonomously and is a team player, and able to be flexible, but be 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.
We can reward you with:
- 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. 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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