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Community Mental Health Nurse, Occupational Therapist or Social Worker - Adult Acute Response Unit - Hauraki

Where you’ll be working: Manaaki Centre, Thames Hospital

The details: Permanent – maximum 80 hours per fortnight and part-time will be considered

Live and Work in the amazing Hauraki-Coromandel

The Coromandel Peninsula, Te Tara-O-Te-Ika-A-Māui, is renowned for its pristine beaches, misty forests and laid-back vibe which offers a wealth of nature-based activities and attractions for the whole whānau.

We are looking for experienced and capable Nursing and Allied Health clinicians.

Join our newly formed team that provides brief and intensive level of Mental Health care to acutely unwell tangata whaiora and their whaanau in our community. You will be working with people in a variety of settings including local crisis respite, Piri ki te Kaainga/Step-up Step down hospital beds and visiting tangata whai ora and their whaanau in their own homes.

The roles involve assisting with the routine triage of referrals into the Mental Health service and responding to acute crisis presentations. If you enjoy helping people, have a solution-focused approach, like to work in a dynamic and supportive MDT environment and appreciate variety, travel and challenge in your day, then this is the position for you.

About the service:

Working closely with Te Korowai Hauora O Hauraki, we cover the continuum of care from primary-level community healthcare to advanced, highly specialised, secondary care, including Infant Child and Adolescent, Adult Mental Health, Addictions Services from several locations as well as our new Piri ki te Kaainga: Step-Up Step-Down service based in Thames Hospital. We aim to deliver mental health and wellbeing care in our locality that improves outcomes for Māori and wellbeing for all whānau.

Why work for us?

We offer rewarding career opportunities in clinical areas and pride ourselves on a work environment that is safe, satisfying, flexible and promotes a healthy work-life balance. We are committed to providing a diverse and inclusive workplace for our staff and whānau. We encourage Māori applicants, other ethnicities, and all genders to work in our service.

In addition to working with a group of friendly and welcoming staff, you would be living and working in the beautiful surrounds of the Coromandel. You can enjoy being surrounded by the mountains, the bush and the sea - while still having three major cities within easy reach. We understand most applicants will appreciate help with their move so we offer a generous relocation package and support with securing accommodation.

Waikato District Health Board Mental Health and Addiction Service is committed to improving the health equity of Māori and overall health and wellbeing improvement of all whānau through redeveloping the way care is provided to meet the needs of tangata whai ora and their whānau. In partnership with other services, the mental health and addiction service will develop integrated community hubs. Health and well-being services will work together to improve the health and well-being of tangata whai ora and their whānau.

Nau mai, haere mai- come join us at Waikato DHB Mental Health and Addictions

To view the position description for Registered Nurse click here, Social Worker click here or for Occupational Therapist click here.


The Waikato District Health Board Health & Safety has a policy that includes ensuring that you comply with the Health Order announced 11 October 2021 and with the Waikato DHB’s Vaccine Preventable Diseases for Employees policy. The policy prescribes the required vaccinations including COVID19 for all employees of Waikato DHB. COVID-19 vaccinations are mandatory before you commence employment.

Your application:

Please apply directly online, applications are not able to be accepted via email.

We welcome all informal inquiries: find out why it's so great to work at the Hauraki Mental Health and Wellbeing service by calling Amy Martin (CNM) or Latutama Tupou (ACNM) on 0800 080 339

Application closing date: Open until filled

Values Theme “People at Heart” – Te iwi Ngakaunui

• Give and earn respect - Whakamana

• Listen to me; talk to me – Whakarongo

• Fair play – Mauri Pai

• Growing the good – Whakapakari

• Stronger together – Kotahitanga