Mental Health Assistant - Ward 6cat Southern District Health Board (Invercargill/Dunedin)
Southern District Health Board (Invercargill/Dunedin)
2d ago
source : New Zealand Government

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Mental Health for Older


  • Casual positions available
  • Want to work in a rewarding
  • About the

    Ward 6C is a 12-bed acute assessment and treatment unit for people aged over 65 years with an array of mental health (along with some physical health) needs, located in Dunedin

    About the

    Our Mental Health / Health Care Assistants are key team members who assist our nursing and allied health staff to ensure an effective and efficient service.

    As an Assistant working in Mental Health you'll need to have a positive attitude and good communication skills, be able to take direction and work well as part of the team.

    Computer literacy is essential and experience working with people in the health sector is an


    You will be someone who is warm, empathetic, responsive and attuned to the emotions, needs and motivations of older people.

    It is preferred you have Mental Health experience or a strong willingness to work in this

  • To be successful in this role you will have a passion for supporting older people with varying mental health needs, be confident in providing support and assisting patients;
  • display initiative; be patient focussed at all times, and be able to adapt to a changing

    If working on an as and when required basis suits you and your lifestyle then apply now to join the team at Mental Health for Older

    About the Southern

    We are responsible for planning, funding and providing health and disability services to a population of over 350,000 located South of the Waitaki River.

    Our catchment area encompasses Invercargill City, Queenstown - Lakes District, Gore, rural Southland, Clutha, Central Otago, Maniototo, Waitaki District and Dunedin City.

    This means Southern DHB serves the largest geographic region of all New Zealand's health

    Closing date : Friday, 1 July

    Due to the fast paced nature of the DHB, our vacancy close dates may be subject to change. Don't delay, make sure you apply as soon as

    Do you currently work for Southern

    For further information please contact Caroline, Recruitment Advisor - Mental Health, Addiction and Intellectual Disability Directorate, on phone : (03) 214 5769 or


    In the interests of protecting our people and our patients, all appointments will be subject to the

    Occupational health Police vetting / Ministry of Justice safety Serious misconduct checks (previous Public Service departments and statutory Crown entities

    Covid vaccination

    Following the update to COVID-19 Public Health Response (Vaccinations) Order 2021 this also includes the requirement that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

    You will need to provide proof of this to Occupational Health

    We only accept online applications. Please apply via our

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