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Clinical Director, Mental Health, Addiction and Intellectual Disability Service

Nau mai, haere mai ki Ūpoko ki te uru hauora.

Location: 3DHB (Hutt Valley, Wellington, Porirua)

Service: MHAIDS - Mental Health, Addiction and Intellectual Disability Service

Contract: Permanent, Full Time

Salary: Negotiable depending on professional MECA (open to all disciplines)

Kōrero mō te tūranga – About the role

We are seeking a highly competent and driven registered mental health professional to join the Mental Health, Addiction & Intellectual Disability Service (MHAIDS) as the Clinical Director for the Mental Health & Addiction Service. Alongside the Forensic & Rehabilitation Mental Health Service and the Intellectual Disability Service, the Mental Health & Addiction Service represents one of the three ‘arms’ of MHAIDS.

The Clinical Director works in partnership with the Group Manager to provide overall leadership to Mental Health & Addiction Service. They hold joint accountability for the planning, coordination, management, monitoring and evaluation of service delivery.

The Clinical Director for the Mental Health & Addiction Service reports to the Executive Clinical Director for MHAIDS and is a member of the MHAIDS Senior Leadership Team.

Moū – About you

To be successful in this role you will:

  • Be currently registered as a mental health clinician
  • Have experience in a leadership role in a mental health, addiction or intellectual disability setting
  • Have extensive knowledge and perspective of mental health and addiction service delivery
  • Have demonstrated innovation in health services, particularly for marginalised groups and those who experience inequity
  • Have shown the ability to operate within a complex environment, including meeting the needs of multiple stakeholders at the same time
  • Have successfully led staff during times of change
  • Value the contribution of others and be adept at bringing people with you
  • Be a broad and lateral thinker who can articulate well at all levels
  • Be emotionally resilient, flexible and adaptable
  • Work well with complexity and ambiguity

If you value relationships and the opportunity to work in collaboration to achieve the best outcomes for the people who use our services, we want to hear from you.

Mō tō mātou rōpū – About our team

The hospital and health services of the DHBs provide a range of services. One such group of services is the Mental Health, Addiction & Intellectual Disability (MHAID) Service, which has over 1400 employees.

MHAIDS spans three DHBs - Wairarapa, Hutt Valley and Capital & Coast - and includes local, regional, and national services. The local MHAIDS 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, and the national youth forensic unit. Our intellectual disability services extend the length and breadth of the country, including five bases located in Auckland, Cambridge, Wellington, Christchurch, and Dunedin.

The core business of MHAIDS is the provision of quality specialist services, integrated with primary and secondary providers in the communities we serve.

MHAIDS is committed to the underlying principles of:

  • Te Tiriti o Waitangi as the founding document of Aotearoa/New Zealand
  • He Ara Oranga
  • Whakamaua – Māori Health Action Plan 2020-2025
  • The New Zealand Disability Strategy: Making a World of Difference – Whakanui Oranga
  • The Intellectual Disability High and Complex Framework

The service has access to business support, including Human Resources and Finance. In addition, the management and delivery of clinical services across MHAIDS is underpinned by consultation, advice, and support from a range of cultural, consumer and family advisers, along with quality and organisational development personnel.

E pā ana ki a tatou – About us

Here at the 2DHBs (Capital & Coast District Health Board and Hutt Valley District Health Boards) we embrace diversity and welcome applications from all people, including all gender identities, ages, ethnicities, sexual orientations, disability and religions. A workforce that is diverse and inclusive means that we are better positioned to understand and serve our community.

The 2DHBs are pro-equity health organisation, with a particular focus on Māori, Pacific Peoples, and the Disability Community.

To find out more about us click on the following links:

Capital and Coast DHB

Hutt Valley DHB

Mental Health, Addiction and Intellectual Disability Service

Me pēhea te tuku tono - How to apply

Click the apply now button to send your application directly to us. For further information on this role please email and indicate the job title and vacancy number in the subject line.

2DHB requires ALL its employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19. To comply with the recent health order, applicants must have had their first dose AND their second dose no later than 1 January 2022.

We are not accepting applications that do not meet this criteria.

Please note we will be reviewing applications when received and will progress through the recruitment process

Ma tini, ma mano, ka rapa te whai

By joining together we will succeed