Eating Disorder Support Worker

  • Work alongside our clinical teams to assist in providing services to patients
  • Opportunity to learn and further develop your skills
  • Fixed-term, full-time position for 12 months 

About the role

The Eating Disorder Support Worker will assist and support the Specialist Eating Disorder Clinician at the Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) and other health professionals in the delivery of quality patient care. This will include working across multiple services including CAMHS, Paediatrics and Wahi Oranga (Inpatient Mental Health). 

We work in partnership with our patients, their families, the clinical teams and community carers and supports to achieve the best possible health outcome for the patient. 

This is a 12 month, fixed-term full-time position working 80 hours a fortnight.

About you

We are looking for someone with excellent interpersonal skills who has a real desire to work with children, youth and their families. It will be important that you have a general understanding of the impact of chronic mental health issues on functioning and wellbeing. It is equally important that you are able to work in a flexible and methodical manner, demonstrating reliability and use appropriate initiative.  

You will have a minimum of Year 11 NCEA level 1 English and Maths (or equivalent), and will be required to complete the NZQA Level 3: NZ Certificate in Health and Wellbeing - Health Assistance Strand (if not previously attained must be completed within 2 years of commencement).

Whilst we are looking for experience we recruit primarily for attitude. You will need to fit into a cohesive team culture of collaborative practice, openness, humour and respect across disciplines and you will engender confidence, trust and rapport with patients, their support networks and other agencies and service providers.  

About us

Nelson Marlborough Health (NMH) is the main health service provider for New Zealand’s Nelson, Tasman and Marlborough regions, serving nearly 145,000 people across two main hospitals, public health and a range of community services. We provide a great place to work with professional development opportunities, job security, and workplace wellness programmes.

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What we offer

You will be joining a great team that values teamwork and is committed to supporting the best possible health outcomes for our patients.

How to apply

For general enquiries please contact our recruitment team on or 03 546 1274. For role specific information please contact Emma Williams, Clinical Coordinator CAMHS on

Keen to apply now, it’s easy. Please fill in our online application form.

Ref: N19-156

Applications close: Thursday 25th April

Fixed Term/Temporary/Full Time

Job no: N19-156

Location: Nelson Hospital

Closing Date: Thursday, 25 April 2019