AR-168 Clinical Lead for Needs Assessment & Service Coordination Team Mental Health & Addiction Service – Open to Social Workers, Occupational Therapists and Registered Nurses

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AR-168 Clinical Lead for Needs Assessment & Service Coordination Team Mental Health & Addiction Service – Open to Social Workers, Occupational Therapists and Registered Nurses

:  Tauranga
:  New Zealand
:  Clinical Lead for Needs Assessment and Service Coordination Team - Open to Social Workers
Job Type
:  Permanent Full-Time
:  Yes perhaps a little
:  Depends on Level of Experience
Start Date
:  Negotiable

He Kōrero mō te tūranga – About the Role
We are seeking an experienced registered Mental Health Professional to join us as the Clinical Lead with the Needs Assessment & Service Coordination (NASC) team based in Tauranga.

This is an exciting opportunity to develop your leadership experience and to contribute to a wider transformational program in developing recovery-focused community services in our rohe.

You will be joining a small and supportive team that is committed to our mahi, partnering with people and whānau experiencing serious mental health and addiction challenges to have the resources they need to lead inclusive and satisfying lives.

This a new Clinical Lead position, and the successful applicant will be able to grow this leadership role to suit their style. You will have the support of the NASC Team Leader, as well as the Clinical Lead group in Mental Health & Addiction Services.

In addition to direct clinical practice, you will be responsible for daily NASC operational leadership, coordinating service referrals and team meetings, maintaining working relationships across clinical teams and community agencies, and supporting staff in their practice and decision-making.

The NASC team has a key role in the Hauora ā Toi Bay of Plenty’s integrated mental health approach and is delivered regionally across Eastern and Western Bay of Plenty. We enjoy positive relationships with specialist services and the community sector and are active in the development of the Wellbeing Collective, facilitating the Shared Care pathway, as well as leading the implementation of the Community Support Continuum project.

He Kōrero mōu – About You
We are looking for someone with skills in leadership, who enjoys inspiring others to be the best they can be. Key strengths will be your commitment to excellence and ability to coach and mentor staff to support their practice development. Must have prior five years or more clinical leadership experience.

Ideally you will be an experienced mental health practitioner with a passion for recovery-oriented service delivery, and who is excited about the chances to collaborate and co-design with others to help ensure we provide this despite the challenges in our environment.

Our preferred candidate will be someone who can establish effective relationships, and able to draw on these strengths to work in partnership with service users and whānau, colleagues, and a wide range of community services. Previous experience in coordinating services and leading multi-agency responses for vulnerable populations is an advantage.
It’s important to us that we work in a positive team culture, and we welcome creativity, being open to a challenge and thinking outside the box. We value how we care for each other, and make sure that we have space for celebrations and fun.

Mō Tātou – About Us
Situated in the sunny eastern coast of New Zealand’s North Island, the Bay of Plenty really is just that, offering vast golden sand beaches, bush clad mountains, lush farmlands and more. Its pleasant climate means that the area has become a favourite for holiday makers, retirees and those looking for a different lifestyle outside of the main cities.

This employer offers service across a vast geographical area and centred across two hospitals based in Tauranga and Whakatāne. They serve a population of approximately 259,000 for the major population centres of Tauranga, Katikati, Te Puke, Whakatāne, Kawerau and Ōpōtiki. Te Whatu Ora Hauora a Toi Bay of Plenty is one of the Bay of Plenty’s largest employers with over 4000 staff.

Ko o tatou painga – Our Benefits
• In-House career development
• Support to attend Leadership and postgraduate training
• Relocation assistance available
• Flexible working practices (e.g., we support work life balance and flexible work arrangements whenever possible)
• Highly rewarding role and opportunity to make a difference!
• Be a valued member of a multidisciplinary team
• Subsidised onsite hospital gym membership
• Free flu vaccinations
• Free onsite parking
• Discounts (with local businesses)

Tauranga is a vibrant city, and the surroundings are spectacular with beautiful beaches and wilderness areas all close by. There is outstanding access to wide range of schooling options, both public and private, an Institute of Technology and a recent addition is a University of Waikato Campus. Lifestyle options are diverse, and you can live 20 mins from the hospital on a lifestyle block, in the bush, on an estuary with a boat or kayak or in the trendy beach area of Mt Maunganui. The Coromandel and Auckland are an easy drive away and there is close access to the ski fields in winter.

Ngā uarātanga ō ā mātou mahi – Our Values
This employer embraces Manaakitanga CARE values. Values-based teams deliver better care.
Their manaakitanga CARE values (Compassion, All-one-team, Responsive and Excellence) support each of them to make a difference every day in the things we do and say. Therefore, it’s important that when recruiting, they hire only new colleagues who live by our CARE values.

They are committed to improving Māori health outcomes and achieving health equity for Māori through Te Tiriti o Waitangi obligations. It is essential you demonstrate an awareness of Māori indigenous rights and current issues in relation to health and health equity.

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