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Mental Health Professional (SW or RN), Child, Adolescent and Family (VID: 6465)

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Location: Palmerston North Hospital
Service: Mental Health Services
Position Type: Allied Health
Appointment Type: Permanent/Fulltime
Close Date: 13/11/2022
​As applications are received they will be reviewed and shortlisting may take place earlier than the advertised closing date.
We are looking to fill this position as soon as possible so may withdraw the advert if the perfect candidate is found before the expiry date. Don’t delay applying if you think you’re the right fit to join the MidCentral team!
To comply with the current COVID-19 Health Order, MidCentral 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 actively seeks Māori into our workforce to reflect the community we serve.

Registered Mental Health Professional (Registered Nurse or Social Worker)


Based in Palmerston North with some outreach to Tararua (as per service requirement)

  • Do you want to be challenged in your working life? 
  • Do you want to be a part of an exceptional team and a community that needs you?

The we may have the job for you.

We have two full time roles for a registered nurse or social worker in our CAFS team.

One role is permanent, the second is covering parental leave for up to one  year.

We expect the best from people we employ and we try to give them the best!

On this occasion we are looking for someone with experience within a child and adolescent mental health service, though more importantly, someone who is passionate about young people and their whanau. You will have a range of assessment and therapy skills (such as CBT, DBT and ACT). We are also willing to provide appropriate training.

We require someone who can be creative, flexible and innovative. You must also possess an awesome sense of humour and be compassionate and kind in your everyday interactions. In return for all these wonderful skills we will provide a hugely supportive team environment, opportunities to stretch yourself clinically and involvement in a fantastic community of people that want the best for their Rangitahi.

Our City and Region (Make sure you check out the links)

Our vibrant and diverse City isn’t huge but it packs a powerful social experience if that’s what you are looking for. Its not next to the sea or the beach, but its pretty close (25 mins) and they are wild and wonderful. It has awesome walks/bike tracks and more importantly the people are what makes it a fabulous place to be – both in the community and especially within our Service.

There is lots to do locally or with its central location it is easy to get away for the weekend to all the major attractions of Lower North Island - 2 hours drive away from the vibrant capital of Wellington (via the newly opened Transmission Gully road), the wineries of Hawkes’ Bay, the ski fields of Ruapehu and much more!

Ring me, come for a visit (ZOOM or physically) and allow us to share our awesomeness with you.

If you think this is you then call us now (Bev Huttley), Clinical Manager CAFS on 0275468828 or Nathan Stevenson, Clinical Coordinator on 027 267 6094.
MidCentral 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 Childrens 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 Childrens Act 2014 is available from the Ministry for Children (Oranga Tamariki) website.

Te Whatu Ora, Health New Zealand Te Pae Hauora o Ruahine o Tararua MidCentral (MidCentral) provides healthcare services to over 180,000 people across the Manawatū, Horowhenua and Tararua regions. With a large hospital campus at Palmerston North, it also provides key health care and support services to neighbouring communities.

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

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