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Mental Health Professional / Hauora Hinengaro Kaiarataki (Hutt South)

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Location: Lower Hutt - Wellington

Service: Hutt South Team CMHAS

Contract: Permanent, Full Time

Salary: As per MECA

Kōrero mō te tūranga – About the role

We are seeking enthusiastic, motivated NZ Registered Mental Health Professionals (Social Worker, Occupational Therapist, and Registered Nurses) to provide safe clinically effective patient/client assessments and intervention within Community mental health/addiction health setting. You will be working with an experienced team who strive to provide high quality care to tangata whaiora family/whanau experiencing moderate to severe mental health/addiction issues. Other dimensions will include being able to work with other DHB mental health acute services, across primary, secondary and non-governmental organisations - provide consultation/liaison role. You will work with the Multi-Disciplinary Team to facilitate comprehensive and timely discharges and actively participate in the multidisciplinary team.

Mō tō mātou rōpū – About our team

We have a supportive and client focused multidisciplinary Hutt South Team CMHAS at Lower Hutt. Our team manages a caseload of clients who experience moderate to severe mental health/addiction issues. Our community team undertake initial assessments, implement community planned care and crisis/acute client management. You will work autonomously and participate in a multi-disciplinary approach to care provision.

Moū – About you

  • 3 or more years’ experience in social work/Occupational Therapist, practice
  • Registered with the NZ Professional Registration Board
  • Holds a current Annual Practicing Certificate
  • Current Full driver’s license
  • Have compassion, and the ability to be flexible in your approach.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills are an essential part of the day to day work.
  • Demonstrate your ability to be able to work with a range of cultures and be a team player.
  • Self-motivated in developing clinical and professional practice
  • Active involvement in the professional development pathway
  • Commitment and understanding of the Treaty of Waitangi and a willingness to work positively in improving health outcomes for Maori.

Experience is preferred but not essential as training will be given along with professional development and regular supervision.

E pā ana ki a tatou – About us

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 of the COVID-19 vaccine by 15 November 2021 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 until advertising closes on 12 December 2021.

Ma tini, ma mano, ka rapa te whai

By joining together we will succeed