29 May 2023 • College News

Job Vacancy: Registered Nurse/Allied Health Professional - Anxiety Disorders

Are you a Registered; Mental Health Nurse, Clinical Psychologist, Social Worker, Occupational Therapist with experience in Specialist Mental Health Services?

Nau mai, haere mai!

Mō te tūnga – About the role

The Anxiety Disorders Service (ADS) provides assessment and treatment to consumers who have a primary diagnosis of an Anxiety Disorder. We are seeking a registered, experienced Mental Health Professional to join our team. You will become an integral member of our dynamic multidisciplinary team, comprised of a Consultant Psychiatrist, Clinical Psychologists, Clinical Nurse Therapists, Pukenga Atawhai, Occupational Therapist, Social Worker, Registrar, Physiotherapist, Psychology Interns and administration staff.

This position offers you an opportunity to further develop your clinical practice and gain valuable experience in this specialist area. You will be part of a team providing assessment as well as individual and group Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for people who experience anxiety disorders.

Pehea – About You

Ideally, we are seeking a highly skilled Mental Health professional with expertise in psychiatric assessment and case management. The ability to work independently as well as collaboratively within a skilled multidisciplinary team is essential. A compassionate and empathetic approach to care is important, along with experience in CBT and anxiety disorders. Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to connect with individuals from diverse backgrounds are highly valued.

The successful applicant will receive supervision and be mentored by staff expert in the CBT treatment of a range of anxiety disorders. Opportunities for appropriate training courses relevant to the treatment of anxiety disorders and the role would be made available.

We have a fixed-term 0.6 FTE position available for 12 months.

Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako – Skills and experience:

  • You will be an experienced Registered; Mental Health Nurse, Clinical Psychologist, Social Worker, Occupational Therapist, with a current NZ practicing certificate
  • As an experienced mental health professional you will bring skills in psychiatric assessment and case management
  • Knowledge of and a commitment to Te Tiriti O Waitangi
  • Prior training in CBT and skills/experience using CBT in your work with clients is required
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to engage a wide variety of people is paramount in this role
  • A current NZ driver’s licence

Mō mātou – About Us

Specialist Mental Health Services are an interdisciplinary team that forms part of Te Whatu Ora – Waitaha (Canterbury). We are committed to working and partnering with tāngata whaiora and their whanau. Constantly striving to work within our philosophy; we develop therapeutic, supportive and empowering relationships with our consumers, enabling them to achieve their personal goals and aspirations.

Tono ināianei – Apply Now

Applications are only accepted online so please visit: or

our website at to complete an application.

Enquiries: Shannon Le Roux – Recruitment Specialist –


The role that you are applying for is one that may only be performed by a person who has been vaccinated against Covid-19. It is therefore a condition of this application that you are vaccinated against Covid-19. This vaccination requirement includes gaining Booster Doses required to perform your role under the Health Order. As a person working in the health and disability sector you will meet many people, some of whom may be vulnerable. Without a vaccine, there is the risk that you may contract Covid-19. The requirement to be vaccinated is to keep you safe and also to endeavour to protect others against the potential transmission of Covid-19 as a result of you contracting it in the course of your employment.