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Mental Health Professional / Kaimahi Ngaio Hauora Hinengaro (Early Intervention Service)

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

Location: Wellington Regional Hospital/Kenepuru Hospital/Hutt Valley Hospital

Service: Early Intervention Service

Contract: Permanent, Fulltime, Monday - Friday

Salary: As per MECA

Kōrero mō te tūranga – About the role

The role will involve:

  • Providing effective care management and key work based on Early Intervention principles.
  • Working with community for the benefit of young people and their whanau
  • Developing and facilitating groups for clients and whanau as needed
  • Delivering education and training about early intervention in psychosis, as required

Mō tō mātou rōpū – About our team

The Early Intervention Service is an innovative, creative multidisciplinary team which offers assessment and treatment to young people (13 to 25 years) presenting to mental health services with a first-time psychotic disorder – we work hard to minimise the impact of the disorder on young peoples’ lives through offering a client centred, strengths based and collaborative support programme. The team are inspired by the recovery–focused framework laid out in the book Recovery after a first episode of psychosis. We regularly evaluate our outcomes allowing us to constantly adjust, improve and innovate the services we provide.

We provide a sub-regional service across the Greater Wellington Region (Welington, Poriua, Kapiti and Hutt) as well as delivering consultation-liaison and training to mental health services in the Central Region DHBs.

Moū – About you

We are looking for an experienced, enthusiastic registered health professional to work with young people and their families in the Wellington region. Excellent assessment skills and an ability to engage creatively are valuable in this role, as are skills related to working with families and in group settings. Previous experience working with young people is preferred, and an annual practicing certificate and a full driving licence are essential. We will support you in clinical supervision, career pathway, cultural interventions and ongoing training.

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 (AH101-22) 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.

Ma tini, ma mano, ka rapa te whai

By joining together we will succeed