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CAMHS Intake Clinician - Te Haika

Location: Porirua, Wellington

Service: Te Haika, Mental Health, Addictions & Intellectual Disability Service

Contract: Permanent Full Time. Monday to Friday 8:30 – 5pm

About the role

The CAMHS intake clinician is responsible for managing all incoming referrals to 3DHB child and adolescent mental health services. The ideal person will have some knowledge of services available across the 3DHB region. The Te Haika service orientation is a core requirement, and you will receive good professional development, including specialist training in mental health telephone triage (MHTT-CAT).


  • Process and screen CAMHS referrals received by various stakeholders
  • Work with key DHB stakeholders such as Paediatrics, Child Development Service, and internal CAMHS services.
  • Provide a culturally appropriate service which is responsive to the needs of tangata whaiora and consumers and family/whānau

Skills, experience & requirements

  • An experienced registered mental health clinician with at least 5 years of recent work experience in child, adolescent and mental health services
  • NZ registration and a current APC
  • A full and clean driver’s license
  • Consent to a full police vetting process as this role meets the criteria as a core Children’s Worker under the Vulnerable Children’s Act 2014

Mental Health, Addiction and Intellectual Disability Service MHAIDS spans three DHBs - Wairarapa, Hutt Valley and Capital and Coast DHB’s and includes local, regional, and national services. The local MHAID services are provided from multiple sites within the 3DHB sub-region – greater Wellington, Hutt Valley and Wairarapa. Te Korowai Whariki services include regional forensic and rehabilitation services covering the Central region while the intellectual disability services extend the length and breadth of the country from six bases located in Whangarei, Auckland, Cambridge, Wellington, Christchurch, and Dunedin.

How to apply:

Please click the ‘Apply Now' button. We will be reviewing applications as they come through. Ensure your uploaded CV and cover letter is in either Word or PDF format. For further information on this role, please email