Crisis Response - Registered Nurses / Allied Health Workers | Greymouth

  • Positions available for Registered Mental Health Nurses, Social Workers, and Occupational Therapists with community experience.
  • Part- and Full-time opportunities available 
  • Ability to work both autonomously and as part of a cohesive Multi-Disciplinary Team

Te Whatu Ora Te Tai o Poutini West Coast, is situated on the West Coast of New Zealand’s South Island. It is unmatched for the scale, diversity, and accessibility of its natural attractions, including rugged coastline, sandy beaches, rain forests, and some of the highest mountain peaks in the country. The region boasts robust tourism and primary production industries, which provide the backbone of the local economy. The town of Greymouth is central to Te Tai o Poutini West Coast and is located alongside the historically rich and picturesque Grey river.


Mō te tūnga | About the role

The Crisis Response Team is integral to our regional Mental Health Service, providing urgent, acute mental health care and brief intervention. This fast-paced and dynamic area of specialist mental health creates an excellent opportunity for nurses and allied health staff looking for a challenging and stimulating place to work.  The Crisis Response Team provides a 24-hour, 7-day a week service, assessing the needs, providing treatment, and supporting people experiencing a psychiatric crisis. Positively, we are a growing team with plenty of opportunities for career development and progression.


Pehea | About You

  • As a professional and highly motivated Registered Nurse, Social Worker, or Occupational Therapist, you will display a positive attitude and enthusiasm for this area of work. 
  • You will enjoy being part of a committed, diverse multidisciplinary team and work in collaboration with a group of professionals that recognises the importance of providing quality care to Tangata Whaiora/service users and their whānau/family.
  • You will work in collaboration with our colleagues in primary care, community agencies and inpatient team, where your ability to think on your feet, triage and prioritize care in a timely manner is essential.
  • Ideally you will be a Duly Authorised Officer (DAO) who has been trained and signed off as being able facilitate the MHA.  If you are not currently a DAO, you will be willing to undertake this paid three-day DAO training as provided by Te Whatu Ora Te Tai o Poutini West Coast.
  • You must Hold a Full Driver’s Licence and have a Mental Health Nursing Scope of Practice.
  • Qualified Occupational Therapists and Social Workers are encouraged to apply.


Mō mātou – About us

  • We have permanent full and part time vacancies available.
  • From July 2022 the West Coast DHB transitioned across to Te Whatu Ora - Health NZ. This is a great opportunity to make a difference at a time of significant change in the healthcare sector.
  • Te Tai o Poutini West Coast are proud of how we do things. We have a way of working that we consider unique. It's about trying new things, listening to ideas from wherever they come from and working together as one.
  • We are passionate about attracting, recruiting, and retaining talented people – become part of our team.


Ngā hua – Benefits

  • Being part of the Te Tai o Poutini West Coast team, you will enjoy a fantastic benefits scheme, the opportunity for flexible working arrangements and ongoing focus on your career development.


Tono ināianei – Apply Now

Applications are only accepted online so please visit our website at complete an application.

Enquiries: Kerri McCarthy - Recruitment Specialist –


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Permanent, Permanent/Full Time, Permanent/Part Time

Job no: GZGQ3246634

Location: Greymouth

Closing Date: Apply now