Mental Health Clinician - Maternal MH


 

                Nau mai, haere mai ki Ūpoko ki te uru hauora.

 

Location: 21 Hania Street, Mt Victoria, Wellington

Contract: Permanent part time 32 hours per week.

Service: Specialist Maternal Mental Health

 

ABOUT THE ROLE

The Specialist Maternal Mental Health service is a regional community-based, tertiary service supporting women who experience moderate to severe mental health difficulties in the perinatal period. Based in Wellington, the team provides services across Wellington, Hutt Valley and Kāpiti areas.

The ideal applicant will have extensive experience working in mental health and a sound understanding of issues related to the perinatal period including the parent-infant relationship, attachment issues and have the ability to work therapeutically with women and their whanau

DUTIES

  • Undertake comprehensive assessments, plan and provide treatment with clients and whānau collaboratively.
  • Offer community-based ongoing therapeutic work with women in the peri-natal period.
  • Actively participate in multi-disciplinary team meetings and discussions.
  • Work collaboratively with health and community providers to ensure best outcomes for women and whanau.
  • Participate in a regional perinatal mental health clinical network, and assist with local and regional education.

 

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Full professional registration and current annual practising certificate - Nurse, Social Worker, Occupational Therapist or Psychologist
  • Experience working in community mental health
  • Experience or strong knowledge and interest in the perinatal period and parent-infant relationships
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Full, clean driver's licence

Capital and Coast DHB (CCDHB) is located centrally in Wellington and has over 6,000 full-time equivalent staff, making us one of the major employers in the Wellington region. CCDHB operates two hospitals – Wellington Regional Hospital in Newtown and Kenepuru Hospital in Porirua – as well as the Kapiti Health Centre at Paraparaumu. 

The Mental Health, Addiction and Intellectual Disability Service (MHAIDS) spans three DHBs - Wairarapa, Hutt Valley and Capital and Coast DHB’s and includes local, regional, and national services. The local MHAIDS services are provided from multiple sites within the 3DHB sub-region – greater Wellington, Hutt Valley and Wairarapa. 

Here at CCDHB we embrace diversity and welcome applications from people of all gender identities, ages, ethnicities, sexual orientations, disability and religions. A workforce that is diverse and inclusive means that we are better positioned to understand and serve our community.

CCDHB is a pro-equity Health Organisation, with a particular focus on Māori and Pacific Peoples.

CCDHB provides a range of specialist services including neurosurgery, oncology, neonatal intensive care and community-based services including district nursing, rehabilitation services, social work, alcohol and drug services, and home support services to a population of around 900,000 people.

How to apply:

Applications will not be accepted via email. All candidates applying for any of our current vacancies must complete an online application form by clicking the 'Apply Now' button. 

Please ensure your uploaded CV and cover letter is in either Word or PDF format. For further information on this role, please email  Tracey.McIntyre@ccdhb.org.nz

 

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