Clinical Mental Health Professional

West Coast District Health Board

Government Services

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Applications Close - End of Day: 27-11-2017

Salary:

Country:
New Zealand

Work type:
Permanent

Unbeatable in its diversity, rich in Kiwi history, dominated by lush native bush, a dramatic coast line, an enviable climate and laid back lifestyle. Perfect for scenic walks, amazing adventures, or just relaxing on our wonderful beaches, the West Coast is the place you want to be! 

The Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service are responsible for providing high quality, accessible and timely assessment and treatment to infants, children, adolescents and their family/whanau with a moderate to severe mental health problem.

As a registered health professional in this service, your key deliverables are:

  • To provide evidence based / best practice mental health treatment to referred clients. This would include the ability to provide treatment for a range of diagnoses including anxiety disorders, eating disorders, depression, behavioural problems.
  • To provide consultation and advice to external agencies, including CYFS, SES and attendance at relevant Family Group Conferences regarding mental status, AOD status, risk assessment and treatment recommendations.
  • To complete comprehensive assessment of clients to determine if they meet the entrance criteria of having a moderate to severe mental health diagnosis. Including the ability to complete formulations and mental status examinations
  • Access referral pathways into mental health and addiction services as appropriate
  • To contribute to the continued development of the provision of mental health service for children and youth within ICAMHS
  • To attend and contribute to Multi-disciplinary team meetings

Essential qualification and experience include:

  • Qualification must be in social work, psychology, occupational therapy, nursing with a current NZ practicing certificate.
  • Experience delivering mental health services to children, youth and their families.
  • Proven ability to assess, plan, implement and evaluate client treatment strategies.
  • The ability to use a range of recognised treatment modalities, e.g. cognitive/ behavioural techniques, Family therapy Models, etc.
  • Be culturally sensitive, with an understanding of the Principles and Articles of the Treaty of Waitangi.
  • A current driver’s license
  • Able to maintain confidentiality and use discretion.
  • Able to work unsupervised and prioritise workloads.
  • Possess ability to work cooperatively and efficiently.

Have well-developed interpersonal skills including the ability to be comfortable with people of all social standards, cultures and abilities.

For more detailed information please see the position description on the DHB website or contact John Ray, Recruitment Specialist on email john.ray@westcoastdhb.health.nz 

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