Child and Youth Therapist – Child and Family Mental Health Service (CAFMHS)

Job Number: 
Southern DHB
Work Type: 
Part Time
Closing Date: 
Sunday, 10 November 2019

Child and Youth Therapist – Child and Family Mental Health Service (CAFMHS)

Dunedin (CBD)


  • Fixed term (parental leave) up to 13 December 2020
  • Part-time, 64 hours per fortnight


If you enjoy working as an integral member of a passionate, focussed multidisciplinary team and have experience working with children, youth and their family, you shouldn’t let this opportunity pass you by!

About the Team

Southern DHB’s Child and Family Mental Health Service (CAFMHS) in Dunedin provide support and treatment for children (0-14 years) experiencing moderate to severe mental health issues, including support to family.


About the Role

This position will see you managing a limited caseload, providing assessment, treatment and co-working to facilitate the best outcome for children and family.  You will enjoy working collaboratively alongside other experienced clinical staff to promote healthy family systems and be able to form sound links with external agencies.


About You

You will bring to this role flexibility and experience in working with children and family within a multidisciplinary setting.  We provide good orientation to the position and will support your ongoing professional development needs. 

To be considered for this position you must have relevant mental health experience and hold current registration and an annual practising certificate as either a Registered Nurse or an Allied Health Professional (Social Worker, Occupational Therapist, Clinical Psychologist). 


The Location

The Southern district offers the benefits of excellent amenities, first class primary through to tertiary education, affordable housing and outstanding recreational opportunities.  Whether it’s surfing, kayaking or sailing; skiing, hunting or fishing; theatre, live-music or art – there’s literally something for everyone.  Check out  for what the region, and we, can offer you and your whanau.


About SDHB

As a DHB, we are responsible for planning, funding and providing health and disability services to a population of over 315,000 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.


Closing Date:  Sunday 10 November 2019

Please note that we may begin shortlisting as we receive applications and could withdraw the advertising at any time.

For further information please contact Caroline Godfrey, Recruitment Advisor – Mental Health, Phone: (03) 214 5769 or Email: [email protected]

Children’s Act 2014

Due to this position having contact with children and the SDHB’s commitment to child protection, you will be subject to ‘safety checks’ under the Children’s Act at the time of hire and thereafter as per the relevant legislation.


To Apply:

We only accept online applications.  Please apply via our website: