Case Manager - ICAMHS

Infant, Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service –

Kensington Centre (ICAMHS)

Open to Registered Nurses, Occupational Therapists, or Social Workers

Permanent, Full Time (1.0 FTE), Weekdays, Office Hours


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Life is a collection of small moments: meaningful moments, challenging moments, moments to remember. At SCDHB, we want to support our people to enjoy more of the moments that matter. Are you ready to join us?

We are looking for an experienced Registered Nurse or Occupational Therapist with Mental Health experience to join our multi-disciplinary team in supporting 0 - 18 year olds who have a diagnosis or suspected diagnosis of moderate to severe psychiatric disorder. Some of the tasks include, but not restricted to, assessment and treatment planning, providing specialist therapy, and liaison with families and the wider environment.

Join our innovative and forward thinking ICAMHS team who were amongst New Zealand’s first Mental Health Services in utilising the strengths recovery model of case management to enhance client recovery. 

If you are eager to secure a full-time position that doesn’t involve shift or weekend work (just Monday to Friday business hours), then this job is for you.


Ideally, you have a background in:

  • Comprehensive Assessment of Infants Children and Adolescents
  • Sound Risk Management, with Intervention Skills reflective of evidence-based practice
  • Maintaining extensive (paper based) Documentation
  • Communicating effectively with a wide variety of clients & families/Whanau
  • Case Management
  • Teamwork, as someone who can think on their feet, actively participating in problem solving, leadership and professional development.
  • The ‘Strengths Model’ as a framework of care and the client/family led collaborative approach to recovery.


A minimum of 2 year’s clinical experience in the Community Child and Adolescent Health field, and a current Annual Practicing Certificate are essential for this role.


Why choose South Canterbury DHB?

As one of the country’s smaller DHBs, our people always have room to move and grow. Working with patients right across the hospital, you’ll get a wide exposure to specialties and enjoy a flat team structure, where processes run smoothly and there are no barriers to leadership or innovation. You’ll always be supported to thrive through our many professional development opportunities and have the chance to share your expertise as part of our graduate mentoring programme.

On top of all that, you’ll get to enjoy the fantastic Timaru lifestyle: between the beach and the mountains, that long-coveted work-life balance is truly achievable here.

At SCDHB, integrity, collaboration, accountability, respect and excellence are at the heart of everything we do. We are a proudly diverse team, as we know a diverse and inclusive workforce achieves the best outcomes for our patients and communities. If you share in these core values and bring them into every aspect of your patient care, we can’t wait for you to join us.


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We look forward to receiving your application directly via our Careers Site.  If you have any questions regarding this role please contact Human Resources by phoning 03 687-2230.

Applications deadline: OPEN 2022

This job advert may close early once a suitable applicant is found.


As part of our duty of care towards our patients, it is crucial that all patient-facing staff be fully immunised. If you have made it to the later stages of recruitment, you will be expected to produce your immunisation records for infection control purposes.

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Permanent/Full Time

Job no: KZAJ1137670

Location: Mental Health Services (Kensington Centre)

Closing Date: OPEN 2022