Infant and Maternal Mental Health Integration Clinician


  • Permanent part-time opportunity (0.5 FTE)
  • Rewarding work, improving the well-being of infants

About the role

This role will focus on increased and targeted support for infants and parents/carers, across the continuum of care, including infant-parent relationships and interactions. You will collaborate with other health care providers working to ensure that appropriate services and support are offered to women/carers and their infants, who are at risk of longer term poor outcomes.

You will provide consultation, assessment and support for parents who are primary carers for an infant/young child. You will with work with families and whanau with severe mental health and/or addiction issues, to reduce the impact of this on the infant. You will also promote parental and MHAS awareness, sensitivity and responsiveness to the social and emotional needs of infants. 

About you

You will hold a recognised qualification in Nursing, Occupational Therapy or Social Work, with a current practising certificate, and will have a minimum of 3 years post graduate experience in mental health and addictions. You will confidently undertake mental status examinations, risk assessments, treatment planning, monitoring and evaluation with have the personal attributes required to effectively encourage, persuade and influence this client group. 

You will ideally have further training, or a formal qualification, related to infant and maternal mental health - with experience in the delivery of services to infants and their family/whanau.

What we offer

You will be joining an organisation that values teamwork and is committed to supporting the best possible health outcomes for infants and their families and whanau. Nelson Marlborough Health is committed to the development of its employees, and to being a great place to work. We provide career advancement and training opportunities and support for continuing education.

How to apply

For general enquiries please contact our recruitment team on vacancies@nmdhb.govt.nz or +64 3 546 1274. 

For more information, or informal discussions please contact Deb Moore, Professional Psychology Leader on 546 1934, or deb.moore@nmdhb.govt.nz

Application Close: Thursday 10 October

N19-459

Permanent/Part Time

Job no: N19-459

Location: Nelson Community

Closing Date: Thursday, 10 October 2019