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Suicide-Postvention Coordinator (VID: 5343)

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Location: Palmerston North Hospital
Service: Public Health Other - Public Health Other
Position Type: Allied Health
Appointment Type: Temporary/Fulltime
Close Date: 27/09/2020
Are you passionate about improving public health outcomes for the population of the MidCentral region?
 
MidCentral Health Public Health Service delivers a range of population-based “Public Health Services” to the people of Palmerston North, Manawatu, Horowhenua and Tararua, (the MidCentral Health region). We need a knowledgeable, enthusiastic and innovative Suicide Prevention/Postvention Co-ordinator to join our population health team to cover maternity leave for up to a year. The position is fulltime.
 
As Suicide Prevention/Postvention Co-ordinator you will be responsible for the effective and community focused planning, delivery and evaluation of Suicide Prevention/Postvention strategies in the MidCentral DHB region. You will maintain community capacity and collaborative partnerships with a range of other groups, organisations and sectors to improve health and well being outcomes within our region.
 
We are looking for someone with good knowledge and experience in Public Health, health, health promotion and mental health who is passionate about improving the health status of Mäori. You will need excellent interpersonal and communication skills and have tertiary qualifications in public health, health or other relevant discipline. or other relevant disciplines.
 
If this sounds like you, we look forward to receiving your application.

Any queries please contact Sharon Vera on (06) 350 9110.
 
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
vacancy@midcentraldhb.govt.nz

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