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Intake Triage Clinician (Addiction)

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

Location: Hutt Valley Hospital

Service: Community Mental Health and Addiction Services (CMHAS)

Contract: Permanent, Full Time

Salary: As per MECA

Kōrero mō te tūranga – About the role

The Hutt South Team CMHAS have a permanent fulltime vacancy for an Addiction Registered Mental Health Professional for Intake Triage Clinician Role.

The role includes dealing with enquiries from the public and referrers, evaluating and screening referral as they enter the service, undertaking a range of assessments as required (scheduled and walk-in) and providing general liaison between GPs, Primary Care Liaison service, MH&A services, other health services and community provider agencies.

The Intake and Triage clinician assists with programmes that enhance Continuous Quality Improvements whilst providing clinical excellence. In particular those involving service entry pathways.

The role expectation include but not limited to:

  • previous experience of working in the Mental Health and Addiction sector
  • experience working with tangata whaiora/whanau with moderate to severe Addiction issues
  • good communication skills and ability to relate well to a wide variety of people
  • well-organised and enjoy working in the community environment
  • work within an integrated multi-disciplinary team of experienced clinicians
  • strive to provide high quality care to tangata whaiora/whanau

Mō tō mātou rōpū – About our team

We have a friendly and supportive multi-disciplinary team of health professionals who are passionate about assisting/supporting tangata whaiora/whanau who experiences moderate to severe Addiction and Mental Health issues.

You will be working autonomously and alongside our intake /triage Team located at Hutt South community base. And in conjunction with multi-disciplinary team consisting of psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, occupational therapist, addiction clinicians, detox and registered mental health nurses and intake triage team

Our Team/Service values include, integrity, team work, professionalism, and a regard for others and living the treaty of Waitangi.

The role of the Addiction Intake and Triage clinician is to facilitate and manage consumer access to the Integrated Hutt Community Mental Health and Addiction services that comprise of two teams Hutt North and Hutt South teams.

Moū – About you

  • Experience in working from a strengths perspective.
  • Demonstrated experience in working with people with Coexisting Addiction and Mental Health
  • Demonstrated competence in communicating with a wide range of people
  • New Zealand Registered Social Worker, or Registered Occupational Therapist
  • Previous experience of working in the Mental Health and Addiction sector, Registered with DAPAANZ or equivalent professional body an advantage
  • Current Professional registration and practising certificate
  • Full Drivers Licence.

Skills and Experience

  • Screen, assess and triage client referrals from PHO, NGO, families/Whanau, and individual self-referrals;
  • Phone triages, complete initial assessments and Comprehensive Psychiatric/Addiction assessments
  • Facilitates access to treatment within the community teams or re-refer for treatment to Primary health, NGOs and other agencies as appropriate
  • Screens and addresses safety concerns including mental health and addiction risk issues;
  • Respond to inquiries from GPs or others about service provision and general information
  • Liaise with other health providers, NGOs, PHOs social and government agencies to facilitate care and treatments for tangata whaiora/whanau.
  • Triage service referrals to CMHAS Hutt North and Hutt South teams
  • provide individual brief AOD counselling
  • Skilled and competent with computer programmes

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 (AH080-22) in the subject line.

We require all our employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. This includes the booster dose within six months of receiving the second dose of initial vaccination (for some people the initial vaccination will have comprised of three doses). We are not accepting applications that do not meet this criteria.

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