Mental Health Professional
Southern District Health Board (Invercargill/Dunedin)
2d ago
source : Kiwi Health Jobs

Youth Forensic Service

Invercargill or Dunedin

  • Full-time, permanent vacancy 1.0FTE (40 hours week)
  • Fantastic outdoor lifestyle on your doorstep
  • Work as part of an integrated team to provide mental health support
  • Based in Invercargill or Dunedin
  • Are you a confident and effective communicator, truly passionate about your work and hold an unwavering belief in people's recovery?

    About the team

    The Youth Forensic Team is a specialised service providing support for youth who are engaged in offending behaviours within the juvenile justice system and who are also experiencing emotional and / or mental health disorders.

    We offer you a warm, pleasant working environment, very good resources and the opportunity to work and develop professionally within a progressive and friendly team that is well supported by management.

    About you

    We have available, a permanent, full-time role based in either Dunedin or Invercargill, for a Mental Health Professional or Registered Nurse working within our Youth Forensic service.

    You will provide an effective, efficient service for youth who are engaged in offending behaviours within the juvenile justice system and who are also experiencing emotional and / or mental health disorders.

    To be successful in this role you will the following :

  • Advocate for forensic youth, focusing on their optimum care and resilience
  • Undertake a comprehensive assessment and provide treatment advice alongside consultation with the multidisciplinary youth forensic team
  • Provide referral of the youth for any potentially unmet need identified
  • Support the Youth court processes to ensure effective liaison and developed professional relationships
  • There is a degree of working autonomously with this role, but you must also to be able to interact and work alongside the wider Youth Forensic Speciality team based across the district in both Invercargill and Dunedin.

    Ideally you'll be experienced within a mental health setting and having worked with youth, you'll be New Zealand Registered and hold a current annual practising certificate, if you are a Registered Nurse you'll have a scope of practise that allows you to work in Mental Health.

    A current full drivers' licence is also a requirement.

    We provide good orientation to our roles and will support your on-going professional development needs.

    So, if you want to make a difference, possess a positive attitude, a strong sense of self-awareness and personal resilience, and relish working in the field of Youth Forensics, then we encourage you to apply.

    The location

    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, competitive cost of living, 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.

    It's all here waiting - the opportunity to create a fantastic work / life balance is within your reach.

    About the 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.

    Located South of the Waitaki River. Our catchment area encompasses Invercargill City, Queenstown - Lakes District, Gore, rural Southland, Clutha, Central Otago, Maniototo, Waitaki District and Dunedin City.

    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.

    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.

    Closing date : Sunday, 6 February 2022.

    Due to the fast paced nature of the DHB, our vacancy close dates may be subject to change. Don't delay, make sure you apply as soon as possible.

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