Job Type: Full-Time
Specialty: Mental Health Clinician
Job ID: Tonix1503
About the organisation
Our client is a major provider of community-based mental health and addiction services across the lower North Island and the southern and western regions of the South Island.
Their mission, Supporting People to Lead Fulfilling Lives, is at the forefront of some exciting changes in this NGO’s Wellington service.
They’re seeking experienced Clinicians for new leadership roles as their focus becomes more clinically driven.
Over recent times the group has undergone a merger in the Wellington region. They have completely reviewed their service offering, put a new management structure in place, re-negotiated contracts with government (including the DHBs) and purchased a new residential respite home which they plan to open in March in a lovely area of the city. All this, in line with their commitment to becoming the Service of Choice, Provider of Choice and Employer of Choice.
Their Youth AoD Service provides 1:1 counselling or group sessions in schools, community centres and services, or in their office in Lower Hutt. They also provide a mentoring service whereby the team journeys alongside rangatahi to support them in setting and achieving personal goals.
You’ll provide clinical oversight and coordinate the organisation’s passionate team of counsellors and support workers enabling them to support young people experiencing mild to moderate mental health issues and co-existing alcohol and drug related issues. The dual purpose of the role is primarily to provide clinical leadership but also to manage a small individual caseload.
You will be making clinical recommendations, undertaking risk and referral management, allocating daily staffing resources, supervising staff and managing performance. You will also be coordinating care and treatment plans with secondary services and other external stakeholders.
Your success in this role will be driven by your passion for providing a meaningful and supportive environment for rangatahi to assist in gaining social, health, education, whanau, community and cultural reconnection.
Critical to this role will be your excellent communication and networking skills and your ability to build and sustain working relationships with youth, staff and external agencies.
What’s in it for you?
This is an exciting full-time opportunity for a progressive clinician to join an enthusiastic team and we’re offering a competitive package that includes:
* a market based salary
* 5 weeks annual leave
* tailored professional development opportunities thanks to a personalised training budget
* a service development component
* a personal work vehicle
* M-F working hours
* the ability to make a real impact in the community.
* be a registered health professional with the relevant NZ Board (Social Worker, Mental Health Nurse, Psychologist, Psychotherapist, Occupational Therapist)
* have experience in mental health, and drug assessments and treatment
* previous leadership experience is preferable
* a full, clean driver’s licence and computer skills are essential.