Mental Health Assistant
Southern Health
Otago
3d ago

Mental Health Assistant

Ward 11, Wakari Hospital, Dunedin

  • Casual role as and when required
  • A warm and experienced team environment
  • About the Team

    Ward 11 is an Inpatient Mental Health rehabilitation / sub-acute setting based at Wakari Hospital, Dunedin, for adults who have a long term mental illness and co-existing problems.

    About You / About the Role

    Do you have an interest in making a real difference in the lives of others within the mental health sector?

    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 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 advantage.

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

    We look forward to hearing from you if you feel that this is a role in which you would shine and you meet the criteria in the attached position description.

    Our Mental Health Assistant staff can be asked to work a variety of shifts over seven days; mornings (7.00am start to 3.

    30pm), afternoons (2.20pm start to 10.50pm) and nights (10.40pm start to 7.10am). A current full drivers’ licence is also a requirement.

    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. A lifestyle that’s hard to beat! Dunedin is a wonderful place for families, we offer the benefits of excellent amenities, first class primary through to tertiary education, a competitive cost of living 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 https : / / careers.southernhealth.nz / for what the region and we can offer you and your whanau.

    To find out more about living here please click the following link : https : / / www.dunedinnz.com /

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