Mental Health Assistant
Southern Health
Invercargill, Southland
4d ago

Mental Health Assistant Inpatient Mental Health Unit

Southland Hospital

  • Permanent full-time opportunity
  • Work with a great team
  • About the Team

    The Inpatient Mental Health Unit is a purpose-built modern facility where care is provided by a multidisciplinary team with a broad background of experience.

    We work in close partnership with community teams, allied health care professionals and local education providers to facilitate a working environment that is supportive, challenging and reflects evidence of ongoing professional growth whilst meeting the needs of a diverse population with mental illness.

    About You

    Our Mental Health Assistants are key members who assist and support our nursing and allied health staff to ensure an effective and efficient service in the Inpatient Mental Health Unit.

    You’ll need a positive attitude and very good communication skills, be able to take direction and work well as part of team.

    You will be confident in providing support and assisting patients; be motivated, display initiative, be patient focussed at all times and be able to adapt to a changing, and at times challenging, environment.

    Computer literacy is essential and experience working with people in the health sector is an advantage, it would also be desirable to have an understanding / knowledge of Te Reo Maori .

    We look forward to hearing from you if feel that you meet the criteria in the attached position description

    Note you will require a full drivers license for this role. If this sounds like you apply today!

    About the Southern DHB

    Southern District Health Board (Southern DHB) exists to support everyone across our district to live well, and access the right care when they need it, by delivering high quality, patient-centred and equitable health services to our diverse communities.

    The Location

    With beautiful scenery and loads of attractions right on your doorstep there is always something do. There is also a lively restaurant and café scene, not to mention world class local attractions like Bill Richardson Transport World and Motorcycle Mecca.

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

    See position description.

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