4 October 2022 • College News

Job Vacancy: Experienced Mental Health Professionals (Marlborough)

Permanent/Full Time, Permanent/Part Time. Job no: W22-EMHP-Oct

Location: Wairau Hospital, Marlborough Community

Closing Date: Open for expressions of interest


Te Whatu Ora Health New Zealand (Nelson Marlborough) previously NMDHB

Location: Blenheim, Marlborough

Are you looking for a change & a challenge?

… then come and join us living and working in Magical Marlborough, Top of the South

Case Manager & Crisis Worker roles suitable for Registered Nurses, Social Workers and Occupational Therapists with post-registration mental health work experience.

Available Positions

Crisis Worker / Case Manager, permanent positions working Monday to Sunday 8.00AM to 4.30PM. On call and overtime is required.  

Crisis Worker Acute, permanent positions available working Monday to Friday 8.00AM to 4.30PM. Some overtime required.

About us:

  • We are a close knit and supportive multi-disciplinary team with an excellent work/life balance.
  • When people come here to work, they tend to stay.
  • Professional development is encouraged, and you’ll be given the chance to train as a DAO, if not one already. Enhance your skill set through ACT and FACT training along with the opportunity to become engaged in service development and project participation.
  • We have incentivised PDRP development for nurses with recognised professional progression for other disciplines.
  • There’s an in-house Gym and staff discounts available at local businesses.

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

  • You will be a mental health professional with the confidence to work autonomously and the resilience to manage a mixed case load.
  • You will have post-registration mental health work experience, some of which may ideally have been within a community team.
  • You are culturally aware and keen to reduce the barriers that make accessing services difficult for our Maori clients. 
  • You are driven to work in a pro-active manner and embrace change and development.
  • You’ll be a NZ or Australian citizen, or NZ Permanent Resident, or be eligible for a Work Visa.

You are required to provide proof that you have completed your primary course of NZ approved Covid-19 vaccinations.

The full-time equivalent salary range for:

  • a Registered Nurse is $64,291 to $89,512
  • an Enrolled Nurse is $54,432 through to $62,847
  • an Occupational Therapist or Social Worker  is $63,702 to $85,992

based on the relevant MECA dependent on skills, experience, and registration in NZ.

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

Why Marlborough?

Marlborough has a diverse landscape with access to a variety of outdoor pursuits. If the thought of cycling through vineyards, whale watching or sailing in the Sounds appeals, then this is the place to be. Marlborough has an excellent climate with warm summers, mild winters and high sunshine hours making it the largest wine producing region in NZ.

At Nelson Marlborough Health we do great work and we need a great team to help us deliver.

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The full-time equivalent salary range for this position, if an RN is appointed, is $64,291 through to $89,512 based on the current Mental Health and Public Health Nursing MECA, dependent on skills, experience, and registration in NZ.

The full-time equivalent salary range, if an Occupational Therapist or Social Worker is appointed, is $63,135 through to $89,701 based on the current Allied, Public Health & Technical MECA, dependent on skills, experience, and registration in NZ.

Ā mātou rōpū (About our team)

Te Whatu Ora (Nelson Marlborough) is the main health provider for Te Tau Ihu, 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) 

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

If we have sparked your interest we encourage you to contact David Greer, Manager Operational Support via so that we can setup an opportunity for an informal conversation, and to ascertain which position(s) you’re interested in.

Keen to apply now, it’s easy. Please fill in our online application form: 


Closing date: Open for expressions of interest 

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.