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Community Mental Health Nurse, Occupational Therapist or Social Worker - Triage

Where you’ll be working: Community Mental Health, He Toa Takatini -193 London Street, Hamilton

The details: Permanent – Full Time - 80 hours per fortnight - Monday to Friday with the occasional Saturday

Te whiwhinga mahi | The Opportunity

We are currently seeking an experienced mental health professional with a passion for innovation and delivering services differently to join us in our Triage team. The Triage team are the first point of contact for Tangata Whaiora, whanau and referrers into Mental Health and Addiction services, providing a warm welcome and supporting navigation to the right supports whether that is within services or external.

Key responsibilities of the role:

The triage team plays a vital role in community mental health and addictions service, receiving all referrals into the service and ensuring they are either referred on to an appropriate community service or are brought into the appropriate team. Creating strong working relationships across the sector at primary, secondary and tertiary levels, alongside a collaborative MDT approach to assessment are key components of this role.

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

(Please note position descriptions can only be viewed on the Te Whatu Ora, Waikato website.)

Ko o tatou painga | Our Benefits

  • Access to professional development and clinical supervision
  • Extensive internal training opportunities, to support skill development
  • Full orientation and with collegial support to help you get to know our services

Mōu | About you

Skills and experience you’ll need to be considered for the role:

  • A current annual practicing certificate enabling working in the mental health sector
  • Experience working within the mental health field
  • Ability to confidently assess, formulate presentation and risk and report this to MDT in a clear and concise manner
  • Interpersonal skills, therapeutic engagement, critical thinking and communication skills
  • The ability to be service user/tangata whaiora focussed, innovative and work effectively in a multidisciplinary team as well as autonomously
  • A good understanding of the community and services available
  • Knowledge and understanding of Te Tiriti o Waitangi
  • A current full driver’s license

Mō tātou Ratonga | About our Service

The mental health and addictions service deliver a variety of services across the Waikato region. We are a service undertaking a huge programme of change to deliver better outcomes to tāngata whai ora and whānau in our region. Nga iwi Ngakaunui - people at the heart is demonstrated best in mental health and addictions, people really are at the heart of all that we do. We know how important strong relationships are; with people who access our services, with their whānau and with the communities we serve.

Ko ngaa hua o te noho ki roto o Waikato, te mahi hoki ki Te Whatu Ora, Waikato | The Benefits of living in Waikato and working for Te Whatu Ora, Waikato

Located in the heart of the mighty Waikato, Health New Zealand | Te Whatu Ora, Waikato operates over a number of sites, Hamilton City our main campus and smaller community-based hospitals across our region. Hamilton City has easy access to beaches and mountains, so if your interests range from a host of water sports, mountain biking to vineyard lunches, the area has something for you right on your doorstep. To discover more about our stunning area, please click here.

  • As part of our Health NZ, Waikato family, you’ll benefit from learning and development opportunities to support your career progression.
  • We offer flexible and agile working opportunities alongside our Health NZ, Waikato benefits and staff discount schemes.
  • We provide a range of health and wellbeing services to promote a healthy, happy workforce.

He whare Manawanui, He whare Koronga | A committed workspace, a workspace with purpose

  • We are committed to promoting inclusion and making sure all colleagues feel they belong. We encourage new colleagues from a diverse range of backgrounds to apply.
  • As an employer, we aim to create a workplace where differences are valued and colleagues treat one another with dignity and respect.
  • Greater diversity within our Health New Zealand | Te Whatu Ora family improves positive outcomes for the people and communities we serve.

Tō mātou whakahaere ki te tika, te rerekētanga, me te whai wāhi mai | Our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion

We want to see the real you in your application and welcome the real you on board if you come and work with us. Skills are gained across many areas of life, not just in formal employment. If you can demonstrate the skills listed in the ad, but the experience was gained through whānau life, community or mahi aroha (volunteering) we encourage you to apply and share your story with us in your cover letter. We particularly welcome applications from our diverse Māori, Pacific, disabled, and rainbow communities.

Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to apply

Please apply online as applications are unable to be accepted via email. If you have any questions about the role please contact Donna Pay, Charge Nurse Manager –

Closing date: Open until filled

Nau mai haere mai - Come join the team!