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Mental Health Clinician – Springhill Prison

Job posted: 13/01/2023
Job closes: 11/02/2023

Company/Organisation Name:

Emerge Aotearoa

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About the Company/Organisation

  • Join our Emerge team working within Corrections environments – we’re serious about what we do, and helping our tangata whaiora
  • Looking for a career opportunity that is challenging, exciting and offers development?
  • Do you have a desire to develop, coach and support others to grow!
  • Join our existing clinician based in Springhill Prison, who would be happy to discuss the role with you

Emerge Aotearoa is a social services organisation providing a range of services to whānau, including health and disability, youth and transitional housing. Our kaimahi all have a common goal – helping people realise their potential with the aim of supporting whānau to live their best life as independently as possible.

How to Apply

If you consider yourself someone who is up for a challenge, has experience working within the mental health industry, with an enthusiastic attitude then I would love to hear from you. Please apply with your CV and covering letter of why you are the right person for this role. Please apply via our career site – Mental Health Clinician | Springhill Prison – Careers at Emerge Aotearoa

This role will be advertised until filled.

Applicants must be eligible to work in New Zealand and have a clean full NZ driver’s license.


Job Description

About the opportunity

Working as a Registered Health Professional in a prison setting, your role will focus on supporting people in the prison by providing mental health assessment, brief intervention and assistance/advice with referrals to other agencies.

You will work closely with the corrections staff providing expertise and knowledge to them in the workplace.

Sound like you? Ideally you will need to be someone who:

  • aligns with our values and are passionate about our kaupapa
  • genuinely embrace our commitment to Maori and Pasifika
  • has an unequivocal commitment to respecting the rights and supporting those with mental distress
  • has a desire to develop, coach and support others to grow.

In order to be considered for this role, it is essential that you meet the following requirements:

  • Registered with a Professional Body covered by HPCA 2003 Act - RN, OT, Clinical Psychologist/Psychologist or Registered Social Worker
  • Hold a current APC
  • Demonstrate knowledge and ability to undertake a comprehensive mental health assessment and provide appropriate brief interventions i.e. talking therapies
  • Mental Health experience working with individuals presenting with a variety of mental health needs
  • Have a 'can do' attitude and a personality to match
  • Resilience, flexibility and a sense of humour

What we offer:

  • Opportunity for career progression
  • We encourage innovation and participation as part of our company's culture
  • We have a fantastic and inclusive work culture and remunerate well
  • A company with a collaborative culture
  • Join a great team of people who care about supporting and making a difference in the community
  • You'll be rewarded by helping people to reach their goals - in return we'll also help you to reach yours

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