Mental Health Assistant - Ward A Forensic Mental Health
Southern Health
Otago
5d ago

Mental Health Assistant Ward 9A Forensic Mental Health

Wakari Hospital

  • Fixed term until 30 January 2022
  • Full time 1.0 FTE (40 hours per week)
  • About the Team

    Based at Wakari Hospital, high on the hills above Dunedin. You’ll be working in a secure environment predominantly with patients referred from the courts and / or prison setting for assessment and / or treatment.

    Increasingly we provide a rehabilitative role in assisting patients with complex needs to reintegrate into the community.

    Every day you get to work with and alongside a dynamic and committed multidisciplinary team.

    About the opportunity

    We are looking for a Mental Health Assistant keen for a fixed term appointment to support and assist our nursing and allied health staff to ensure an effective and efficient service on this Ward within the Mental Health, Addictions and Intellectual Disability Service.

    About you

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

    Our Mental Health Assistant staff can be asked to work a variety of shifts over seven days; mornings (7.30am start), afternoons (3.

    00pm start) and nights (11.15pm start).

    Our ideal applicant 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.

    We look forward to hearing from you if you feel that you meet the criteria in the attached position description. Applicants should also note that a full driver licence is a requirement for this position.

    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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