Youth Forensic Case Manager (RN, OT or Social Worker)


  • Move to the sunshine capital of New Zealand (2633 sunshine hours /year)
  • Beat the traffic, how does a 15 minute trip to work sound?
  • Make a difference working with young people and their family and whanau

About our team

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) is a regional service for children and youth with serious mental health disorders up to aged 18 years. Our multi-disciplinary team is made up of psychiatrists, mental health nurses, psychologists, occupational therapists and social workers, all trained in a range of treatment modalities including cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT), case management, dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT), group work and psychopharmacology.

About the role

We are currently looking for a Youth Forensic Case Manager to join our team. In this role you will screen and assess youth who have offended and are affected by mental health or alcohol and drugs. You will facilitate access to services for young people and develop comprehensive treatment and care plans. This is important work and we can’t do it alone. A big part of this role is working with other agencies and providers to offer a wrap-around service to our young people.

About you

You will need to be a registered social worker, occupational therapist or nurse. You will be experienced in dealing with young people and you will be up to date with current research relating to mental health and also trends in youth offending. You will have a background in delivering comprehensive assessments and evidence based interventions for youth.

Whilst we are looking for experienced practitioners 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 will engender confidence, trust and rapport with clients, their support networks and other agencies and service providers.  

What we offer

You will be joining a hardworking and supportive team that make a real difference every day.

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.

For information on the Nelson/Tasman region visit http://www.nelsonnz.com/

Find out more about us https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC34XErxkHJ5YAn59o6SrhnA

How to apply

For general enquiries please contact our recruitment team on vacancies@nmdhb.govt.nz or 03 546 1274.

For role specific information please contact Eileen Varley on Eileen.Varley@nmhs.govt.nz.

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https://nmdhb.careercentre.net.nz/Job

N19-080

Applications Close: Open until filled

Permanent/Full Time

Job no: N19-080

Location: Nelson Community

Closing Date: Open until filled