Health Improvement Practitioner

Open to Registered Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Social Workers or Psychologists.

Permanent Part-Time Role(s), Up to 0.6FTE, Weekdays

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, an exciting opportunity has arisen to join our new health initiative: the Integrated Primary Mental Health and Addiction Model. The role is at the heart of primary care within general practice and is committed to the health and wellbeing of individuals, groups and whanau of all ages.

As a registered healthcare professional, the successful applicant will have a background in mental health and addiction and be motivated to provide interventions to support clients, thriving and flourishing. The ability to work autonomously and be part a multidisciplinary team contributing to health outcomes is also key to the success of this role.

Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal are required to carry out the intervention sessions and also the associated reporting.

Specific Health Improvement Practitioner training will be given as part of this role.

Location and Hours  

This is a permanent, part-time role, covering the South Canterbury region (Twizel, Geraldine, Timaru, Temuka and Waimate). We are open to having more than one person fill this 0.6FTE vacancy and we ask you to please detail your preferred working hours/FTE in your application.

If you are passionate about contributing to a multi-disciplinary approach to healthcare, this moment is yours.

Note that you need to be registered to practice in NZ with the relevant council for your discipline.

A current full driver’s license is also essential for this vacancy given the community facing nature of the role.

Why choose Te Whatu Ora South Canterbury?

As one of the country’s smaller regions 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 a 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 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.

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: 21 July 2024

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Permanent/Part Time

Job no: GJAL4138421

Location: Primary and Community Services

Closing Date: Sunday, 21 July 2024