Outreach Mental Health Nurse ACOS (Full Time)
Auckland Health Jobs
Auckland, New Zealand
1d ago

Outreach Mental Health Nurse

  • Assertive Community Outreach Service (Auckland District Health Board) in partnership with Homeless Outreach Service (Auckland City Mission)
  • Permanent
  • Full Time 40 hours per week
  • Community Mental Health (Secondary and Primary Care settings)
  • Registered Mental Health Nurse
  • Join Auckland District Health Board in an innovative new role, working in a multidisciplinary team with our intensive outreach mental health service (ACOS) and the Auckland City Missions Homeless Outreach Service to provide nursing care to a hard-

    to-reach population. The ACOS team works with people who have a history of poor engagement with mental health services and who present with high risk associated with their condition.

    We aim to provide responsive and flexible treatment across all of the Auckland District Health Board area. The Homeless Outreach Service at Auckland City Mission provides integrated social services to Auckland’s homeless community and rough sleepers, offering social support and advocacy services to a hard to engage and marginalised group.

    The people accessing both services often experience multiple complex issues and are often poorly engaged with healthcare and other support services.

    This is a newly created and exciting nursing role which requires exceptional interpersonal and engagement skills, dedication and persistence, flexibility and the ability to triage, assess and liaise with multiple services so that this hard to engage population group are able to access the healthcare services that they require.

    Our preferred candidate will ideally have the right knowledge and skills to enable them to work with clients who present with a wide range of mental health difficulties, co-

    morbid physical issues, co-existing problems, and an experience of homelessness or transience. Cultural safety and competence is a must have skill.

    You will require a relevant tertiary qualification and practicing certificate (Registered Nurse) and at least three years’ experience in Mental Health settings.

    You will bring strong commitment to teamwork, best practice and the empowerment of mental health service users. You will be required to work closely with Service Users and their families in various health settings.

    We are a values based and inclusive organisation that is committed to deliver the best health outcomes for our total population.

    To do this we are working hard to develop a robust and capable workforce that reflects the population we serve. We strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds with the necessary capability and who share our values to apply and would greatly value seeing more applicants from our Māori & Pacific communities.

    Our organisation values diversity, inclusivity and empathy, if you do too, apply now and join us to make a positive difference and to do your life’s best work at Auckland DHB .

    Click here to view position description. To express interest, please apply online now at www.careers.adhb.govt.nz to job number : CEN07057 For any query or help applying online please contact Jimmy Mathews (Recruitment Consultant) on 09 638 0364 or email : jimmy.

    mathews adhb.govt.nz Applications close : 16 July 2018.

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    This position is NOT a children's worker under the Vulnerable Children Act

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