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Primary Mental Health Practitioner (Youth)

Vibe (Hutt Valley Youth Health Trust) is the Hutt Valley’s Youth One Stop Shop delivering holistic primary health and wellbeing services to any young person aged 10-24 living in the Hutt Valley. Vibe has been delivering services which support young people to thrive and achieve their potential for the past 24 years.

The Role

Due to one of our long-term team members relocating regions we have an exciting opportunity to join our Te Puawāi Hauora team. We are looking for someone who is passionate about early intervention, rainbow community and working within a therapeutic space with rangatahi throughout Te Awakairangi (Hutt Valley).

You will be part of a growing experienced team that provides brief, mild to moderate mental health and/or addiction support to young people within Te Awakairangi (Hutt Valley). This role has exciting opportunities to help further develop and grow our presence within Te Awakairangi (Hutt Valley) whilst being part of a primary mental health team that has a focus on early community intervention.

To be successful in this position you will have experience within mental health and have completed therapeutic training. You will need to demonstrate cultural competency within a brief intervention framework. In addition, be confident connecting with communities, schools, youth, health, or social service setting. We are really keen to hear from applicants that have experience and/or large interest in further supporting our rainbow community.

You will bring to this position:

· A registered mental health (allied health) clinician such as Mental Health Nurse/Social Worker/Occupational Therapist. Or a trained registered counsellor.

· CBT/DBT/ACT/Family Therapy or other training in brief therapeutic interventions undertaken or partaking within.

· Experience working with young people and their whānau

· Experience or large interest working and developing with our rainbow community

· Excellent time management skills and excellent verbal communication

· Culturally competent working within Pacific and/or Māori practice frameworks would be an advantage

· Experience in patient management systems, such as Medtech would be an advantage but not essential

· An ability to work well as part of a multi-disciplinary team

· Ability to take constructive feedback to help develop their own professional practice

· A supportive approach to the Kaupapa, philosophy, and values of Vibe.

This is an exciting role that will challenge and give you the opportunity to be part of an organisation committed to the young people of the Hutt Valley. In return we offer a supportive work environment with a team who are passionate about youth health and development, where your skills and experience are appreciated.

If this sounds like you, we would love to hear from you.

The position description and Vibe's application form can be found at:

To apply, please email your application form, cover letter, and CV to

Applications close Sunday 27th March 2022

Please note:

  • Vibe is covered by the Covid vaccination mandate which requires all employees to be fully vaccinated and booster when due (proof of vaccination will be required)
  • We may begin shortlisting as we receive applications and could withdraw the advertising at any time
  • Successful applicants will be required to complete Police vetting