Group Therapist - Child and Adolescent Mental Health
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service
- Make a difference working with young people and their family and whānau
- New 12-month fixed-term, full-time, position based in beautiful Nelson
- Suitable role for a RN, social worker or occupational therapist with CAMHS or acute mental health post-registration experience
Ngā mōhiohio e pā hānga ki tēnei mahi (About this position)
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) is a regional service for children and youth with serious mental health disorders up to aged 18 years. Our disciplinary team is made up of psychiatrists, mental health nurses, psychologists, occupational therapists and social workers, all trained in a range of treatment modalities.
This new role will establish, co-ordinate and facilitate a CAMHS group programme including prioritising referrals and meeting with clients and their families to obtain their consent, identify the client's needs and goals, and to discuss the expectations of group work.
Group work will also include delivering psychoeducational sessions for parents and support networks on such topics as ADHD.
An important aspect to this role is inter-agency work; including working with community services such as Oranga Tamariki, schools, GPs and local Maori networks.
Ko wai he kaitono tōtika? (Who is an appropriate applicant?)
We are looking to appoint an allied health professional or registered nurse with at least two years' experience within a CAMHS or acute mental health setting. You will ideally have therapeutic group work experience, with young people, and you will be up to date with current research findings relating to major mental health issues and trends in child and adolescent mental health service delivery. You will also have a background in delivering comprehensive assessments and evidence-based interventions for children and youth.
You will be the type of person who fits into a cohesive team culture of collaborative practice, openness, humour, and respect across disciplines and will engender confidence, trust and rapport with clients, their support networks and other agencies and service providers.
Ā mātou rōpū (About our team)
Nelson Marlborough Health is the main health provider for the top of the south. Nearly 3,000 strong, we are Nelson and Marlborough's largest employer, which means the opportunities here are endless. Our main locations are Nelson and Wairau Hospitals but we are spread across the region and service all parts of the community. Our work can be challenging, but we are up for it. We have a great team and we work hard to make a difference. We value integrity, innovation, respect and teamwork.
For information on the Nelson/Tasman region visit http://www.nelsonnz.com/.
Ētahi atu mōhiohio (More Information)
Me pēhea ahau e tono ai? (How do I apply?)
For general enquiries please contact our recruitment team on [email protected] or 03 546 1274. For role specific information please contact Eileen Varley - Manager CAMHS, Addictions and EIS on [email protected]
Keen to apply now, it's easy. Please fill in our online application form.
Applications close on 4 March 2021
Nelson Marlborough Health strongly endorses Te Tiriti o Waitangi. We believe that to achieve equity in health outcomes for Māori we need a workforce reflective of the population it serves. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who identify as Māori and we recruit for cultural competence.
He waka eke noa. We are all in this together.