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Community Mental Health Nurse, Occupational Therapist or Social Worker - Infant, Child and Adolescent Mental Health

Where you’ll be working: Infant Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (ICAMHS), 218 B Angelsea Street, Hamilton

The details: Permanent – 80 hours a week

We are looking to recruit suitably qualified and experienced Community Mental Health Clinicians to provide recovery focused clinical services including assessment, care coordination, interventions and review for children tamariki and young people/ rangatahi who presents with serious symptoms of mental illness, distress and/or risk issues.

About the service:

At ICAMHS we provide specialist services for infants, children/tamariki and adolescents/rangatahi who are experiencing serious mental health challenges. We have a strong emphasis on family/ whanau involvement in the young person’s recovery journey.

As a community-based team, we deliver services Monday to Friday during office hours from our new purpose built offices. With service users/tangata whaiora based both locally and rurally, this role also provides an exciting opportunity to work closely with the communities in which people live.

Required skills & experience:

Ideally you will:

• Demonstrate experience in the provision of contemporary clinical Child and Adolescent Mental Health practice including conducting mental health assessments, and the provision of evidence based interventions for children, adolescents and their families/carers, who are experiencing mental illness

• Understand the concept and principles of mental health recovery and demonstrated experience and skills using a collaborative, strengths based approach

• Demonstrate a high level communication skills with the ability to engage and collaborate with tangata whaiora, their whanau and other stakeholders

Applicants must be a Registered Health Professional, with a current APC - Registered Nurse, Occupational Therapist or Social Worker and a current full clean driver’s license.

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

Why us:

We are a values based and inclusive organisation that is committed to deliver the best health outcomes for our total population. To do this we are working hard to develop a robust and capable workforce that reflects the population we serve. We strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds with the necessary capability and who share our values to apply and would greatly value seeing more applicants from our Māori communities.

We offer:

• Access to professional development to build on existing knowledge

• Extensive internal training opportunities, to support skill development

• Full orientation and with collegial support to help you get to know our services

• Access to clinical and treatment specific supervision.

Your application:

Please apply directly online, applications are not able to be accepted via email. For any queries about the role please contact

Application closing date: 27 March 2022


Theme “People at Heart” – Te iwi Ngakaunui

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• Listen to me; talk to me – Whakarongo

• Fair play – Mauri Pai

• Growing the good – Whakapakari

• Stronger together – Kotahitanga