Mental Health Assistant - MH Nursing Resource Unit
Southern Health
5d ago

Mental Health Assistant, Wakari Hospital


  • Permanent full time opportunities
  • Mental Health Assistant within inpatient services.
  • Dunedin safe, family friendly with excellent schooling options
  • About us

    Wakari Hospital provides care within a range of different settings and environments. You’ll join an expert multi-disciplinary clinical team of who provide input to consumers who require comprehensive assessment and / or treatment.

    The majority of consumers present with serious complex mental health and / or intellectual disabilities

    About the opportunity

    We’re looking for Mental Health Assistants to join our team of inpatient staff who have an interest in mental health and intellectual disabilities.

    Our Mental Health 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 inpatient 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 and be able to undertake rostered shifts duties (Monday through to Sunday).

    About you

    Our ideal applicant will be confident and physically able to provide support and assist consumers; display initiative; be consumer focussed at all times and be able to adapt to a changing environment.

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

    Applicants should also note that a full driver’s licence is a requirement for this position.

    We look forward to hearing from you if working in such an area appeals and that this is a role in which you would shine.

    About Southern DHB

    Southern DHB has the largest regional coverage of all the New Zealand health boards, providing services to 350,000 people in diverse communities across a huge geographical area.

    We take pride in all the services we provide and our aim is to improve, promote and protect the health of our region. We believe that our dedicated and passionate staff are a significant driving force behind the achievement of these standards, and we need more like minded people to help us continue providing for our community.

    Now is also a great time to relocate to Southern if you were considering a move. The Southern district offers the benefits of excellent amenities, first class primary through to tertiary education and outstanding recreational opportunities.

    Whether it is surfing, kayaking or sailing; skiing, hunting or fishing; theatre, live-music or art there’s literally something for everyone.

    Why don’t you check out for what the region and we can offer you and your whanau.

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