Clinical Nurse Manager - CMH

Community Mental Health and Addiction Services - Kensington

Permanent, Full Time, Weekday, 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?

Are you an experienced mental health services leader ready to support an exciting moment of further development for our community mental health services in South Canterbury, as we seek alignment to He Ara Oranga? Then this could be the next step in your career.

We’re looking for a dynamic, energetic and future focused leader to lead the specialist Community Mental Health and Addiction Teams in South Canterbury.

As an outcome of the National He Ara Orange Report in 2018, there are developments and transformational changes planned for the Model of Service Delivery in South Canterbury. There reshaping of the model includes Primary Mental Health, Mental Health and Addiction NGOs as well and the specialist services. We are also very mindful of the affects of COVID 19 as the world continues to live with the pandemic.

Even more than ever before, we need to make sure all mental health wellbeing services and supports are integrated. We need to have effective pathways so that people have access, choice, and reduce the inequities that exist.

You will lead a team of committed health professionals in the community MH service, addiction and other drugs service, and the TACT team, with a focus on improving outcomes for clients and their families/whanau aligned with He Ara Oranga.

You will have a passion for not only developing and enhancing your own strengths, but those of your team as well. As a leader, you will value and engage your staff. You will provide them with support and direction, while encouraging ongoing professional development in a client centred service.

Your sound professional judgement will also be needed to ensure clinical practice standards are met and the service running smoothly.


Why choose South Canterbury DHB?

As one of the country’s smaller DHBs our people always have room to move and grow - you’ll get a wider exposure to specialties and enjoy the benefits of a flat structure: processes that run smoothly and a fun, friendly culture. With us, you’re more than just a number; you’re part of a team where everyone knows your name.

On top of all that, you’ll get to enjoy the fantastic Timaru lifestyle: between the beach and the mountains, 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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If you believe you have the knowledge, skills and passion for this exciting challenge, we look forward to seeing your application. If you will like an informal discussion please do not hesitate to contact Kathryn Robinson: Manager – Mental Health and Addiction services SCDHB:

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 will be accepted until Open 2021

This job advertisement will close early if 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: IGAN1137552

Location: Mental Health Services (Kensington Centre), Timaru Hospital

Closing Date: OPEN