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Crisis Worker (Acute)


  • Marlborough

Job Details

  • Job ID: Crisis Worker (Acute)
  • Job Type: Full time
  • Workplace Type: On-Site
  • Job Duration: Permanent
  • Min Education:
  • Company Name For Job: Health New Zealand - Te Whatu Ora - Nelson/Marlborough
  • Min Experience:
  • Position Title: Crisis Worker (Acute)
  • Required Travel:
  • Salary: $75,773 to $106,739
  • Classification:
  • Scope of Practice:
    • Assessment and Rehabilitation

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

In Marlborough, Adult Mental Health Services are delivered by an established multi-disciplinary team based at the Wairau Hospital in Blenheim. This team delivers a comprehensive clinical resource to those affected by acute or enduring severe mental illness.

In addition to short term caseload responsibilities, duties will include assessment and acute management of individuals presenting with mental health problems. Normal hours of work are between 8am to 4:30pm, Monday to Friday. Overtime as required.

Te āhuatunga a te tūrunga (About the role)

Health NZ (Nelson Marlborough) is the main health provider for Te Tau Ihu, the top of the south. With nearly 3000 employees, we are Nelson and Marlborough's largest employer, which means the opportunities here are endless. Our main locations are Nelson and Wairau Hospitals, and the Richmond and Marlborough Health Hubs, 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.

We value our cohesive team culture of collaborative practice, openness, humour and respect across disciplines and engender confidence, trust and rapport with clients and their support networks.

Ko wai koe (About you)

You will need be a Registered Psychiatric or Comprehensive Nurse, Social Worker or Occupational Therapists with an up to date knowledge of mental health and associated issues. You will possess the personal resilience and professional attributes required to undertake this challenging role.

The successful candidate must be eligible to work in New Zealand or hold a valid NZ visa at the time of applying.


We have these two positions available:

  • Crisis Worker (Acute) - 1.0 FTE permanent, full-time, no on-call
  • Crisis Worker (Acute) - 1.0 FTE permanent, full-time, no on-call

These two roles are permanent full-time, working 80 hours a fortnight (1.0 FTE). The salary range for this position is $75,773 to $106,739 based on the current Mental Health and Public Health Nursing MECA, dependent on skills, experience, and registration in NZ.

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

Working as part of a small integrated professional team - this position would be of interest to both experienced professionals looking to develop leadership mentoring skills, and new/ new to mental health practitioners wishing to attain clinical proficiency in a supported environment.

Situated at the top of the South Island, Blenheim is well known for its temperate climate, award winning wineries, stunning scenery and outdoor pursuits - all available within minutes of the town centre. For more information on the Marlborough region visit

Te Tono (How to apply)

For general enquiries please contact our recruitment team on or 03 539 5748.

For role specific information please contact David Greer, Manager Operational Support on .

Apply now, it's easy. Please fill in our online application form and include a cover letter explaining your interest in this position.


Applications will remain open until filled.

Ētahi atu mōhiohio (More information)