Allied Health Professional – Crisis Resolution Worker, Christchurch


  • Permanent, full-time (0.94 FTE) opportunity working within our West Sector Adult Community Mental Health team
  • Work closely with an experienced multidisciplinary team and strengthen your therapy skills within Mental Health
  • New Zealand registration with the relevant NZ registration board and current Annual Practising Certificate is essential

Our Purpose: Why we do it

When you work with the Canterbury District Health Board, you’re part of something very special. We plan, fund and deliver health services to the almost 600,000 people that live in the Canterbury region. Our primary goal is to put people at the heart of everything we do.

The Team: What we do

The Adult Community Mental Health Service at Hillmorton Hospital provides treatment for people aged 18-65 years who suffer from a wide range of mental disorders. We’re looking for an experienced New Zealand Registered Allied Health Professional to join us as a Crisis Resolution Worker in this permanent, full-time position (0.94FTE) in our West Sector! Enjoy providing assessment and treatment interventions to our clients of the Adult Community Mental Health Service.

This is an opportunity to work with a skilled and motivated team of multidisciplinary professionals. Working in this position you will provide excellent holistic case management in partnership with the clients, their families/whanau and carers with a strong focus on returning clients to the primary health care sector following specialist input.

This is a rostered position working 4 on 2 off.

The Role: Where you fit in

In this role, you will be responsible for the following:

  • Completing psychiatric assessments of consumers and formulating interventions to meet individual needs in collaboration with our multi-disciplinary team (MDT)
  • Regularly developing and reviewing a job plan and caseload with the Clinical Manager
  • Building trusted relationships with consumers and their families/whanau

Your skills will include the following:

  • The ability to triage and prioritize your patients appropriately in a timely manner is essential
  • The ability to effectively communicate and work collaboratively with family/whanau and community organisations
  • The ability to develop sound working relationships with community resources and services
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills to keep up with this client group, with flexibility in your approach
  • Ideally you will be a Duly Authorised Officer who has been trained and signed off as being able facilitate the MHA, or, be willing to undertake this paid four-day DAO training as provided by the Canterbury DHB
  • A minimum of two years experience in a mental health setting is preferable
  • A full driver’s licence
  • New Zealand Registration as an Allied Health Professional with Annual Practising certificate is essential

Our Culture: What matters to us

Ko ngā tāngata, te mātua mahi

Putting people at the heart of all we do

Health is ultimately all about people. What’s important around here is the way we care for and respect others, the responsibility taken for delivering outcomes, and going about our work with integrity.

Belonging Here: Becoming part of our story

Being part of the Canterbury District Health Board, you will enjoy a fantastic benefits scheme, the opportunity for flexible working arrangements and ongoing focus on your career development.

The Canterbury DHB believes that diversity and inclusion is key to ensure we deliver the best care for our diverse population. The Canterbury DHB is an inclusive and equal opportunity employer that welcomes and respects everyone.

If this role has sparked your interest but does not match your skills then please visit our careers website and have a look at our roles that better suit your expertise.

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