Case Manager - Community Mental Health

Healthcare Professional for Case Management

Community Mental Health Team - Kensington Centre – Timaru

Permanent, Full-Time, 40 Hours a week, Office Hour

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

Right now, we’re looking for a Registered Health Care Professional. ( RN OT, Social Worker) with Mental Health experience to join the Community Mental Health Team ( CMHT). CMHT, provides services through a multi-disciplinary team approach, specialist psychiatric assessment and treatment for adults, who have a moderate to severe psychiatric disorder.

The primary generic function of the “case manager” is to work alongside people to assist them in achieving their goals based on individual needs and to support community tenure, interpersonal, social, recreational, vocational, and independent living status and activities of people served. 

The person in this role will need to be familiar with the many and varied needs of clients dealing with Mental Health related issues and be passionate about helping clients navigate a course towards recovery.  They will utilise their existing strengths, family &/or community supports, all while being guided by their own cultural needs, goals and aspirations.

Other Success Factors for this role includes:

  • Registered with a current APC to practice in NZ
  • Relevant mental health experience
  • Enjoy working in a team environment
  • A current full driver’s license is also essential

Why choose Te Whatu Ora South Canterbury?

As one of the country’s smaller districts, our people always have room to move and grow. At Te Whatu Ora South Canterbury , 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.

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.

Apply now - this moment is yours!

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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 Close: OPEN

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Permanent/Full Time

Job no: LEAI3138291

Location: Mental Health Services (Kensington Centre)

Closing Date: OPEN