16 July 2023 • College News

Job Vacancy: Care Manager - Adult Community Mental Health

Tasman Community Mental Health Team

Location: based out of Alexandra Hospital, Richmond, Nelson

  • Permanent 1.0FTE position (80 hrs/fortnight)

Ngā mōhiohio e pā ana ki tēnei mahi (About this position)

As a Care Manager you will be providing a community-based service working with adult consumers with medium to long-term serious mental illness, and will work on a Monday to Friday basis.

Our community assessment team provides high quality and comprehensive assessment and treatment for adults and their families living in the Nelson/Tasman region. We value team culture of collaborative practice and expect openness, respect and flexibility across disciplines. You will be also working alongside the wider sector of Adult Mental Health services. Maori Health team Te Waka Hauora, Addiction services, Wahi Oranga (inpatient) and The Community Assessment Team.

Ko wai he kaitono tōtika? (Who is an appropriate applicant?)

You will be a Registered Nurse, Occupational Therapist, or Social Worker with the ability to work effectively both within a multidisciplinary team and autonomously. Liaise with tangata whaiora, whanau and support kaimahi in implementing management/treatment plans. At least two years post registration experience working in mental health, with strong assessment and risk management skills. The ability to engage with primary services and foster a provisional care within discharge planning.

You will be experienced in providing community-centred mental health interventions and ongoing assessments for clients. You will have an up to date knowledge of mental health assessment and interventions. Experience and knowledge of addictions and current mental health legislation is desirable.

Ā mātou rōpū (About our team)

Te Whatu Ora (Nelson Marlborough), formerly NMDHB, is the main health provider for the top of the south. Nearly 3,000 strong, we are Nelson and Marlborough’s largest employer, which means the opportunities here are endless. Our main locations are Nelson and Wairau hospitals but we are spread across the region and service all parts of the community. Our work can be challenging, but we are up for it. We have a great team and we work hard to make a difference. We value integrity, innovation, respect and teamwork.

Ētahi atu mōhiohio (More Information)

Ngā huanga o tēnei mahi (The benefits of this position) 

Nelson Tasman is a place of stunning natural landscapes – lakes, mountains, rivers, native bush and beaches. The region is known for its relaxed lifestyle and year round dry and sunny days.  Find out more at

Me pēhea ahau e tono ai? (How do I apply?)

For general enquiries please contact our recruitment team on or 03 546 1274.

For role specific information please contact Rita Van Iddekinge

Apply now, it’s easy. Please fill in our online application form. 


Applications close: Thursday 3rd August (unless filled prior).  Applications will be reviewed as received.


Te Whatu Ora strongly endorses Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

We believe that to achieve equity in health outcomes for Māori we need a workforce reflective of the population it serves. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who identify as Māori and we recruit for cultural competence.  

He waka eke noa. We are all in this together.