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Registered Nurse -Mental Health Intellectual Disability Team

Location: Ratonga-Rua-O-Porirua Campus, Wellington

Contract: Permanent 40 hours per week

Service: Mental Health Intellectual Disability team

About the role

The Mental Health Intellectual Disability team is a regional community-based, tertiary service working under two contracts: 1. For adults who have a mental illness and intellectual disability, providing assessment, treatment and training in the Central Region (alongside secondary services). & 2. A Consultation Liaison team which provides assessment and support in the central region for individuals with an intellectual disability whose behaviour has resulted in legal proceedings.

The role of the community nurse is to actively participate in the multi-disciplinary team model of care delivery to the consumers by providing high quality nursing input (discipline specific expertise) into the assessment, treatment, and consultation/liaison services

The ideal applicant will have extensive experience working in mental health and intellectual disability and a sound understanding of issues related to co-morbidities and/or working with adults with an intellectual disability whose behaviours have resulted in legal proceedings.


  • Undertake comprehensive assessments, plan and provide treatment alongside secondary mental health and/or intellectual disability services
  • Provide consultation, liaison and training services within the Wellington and central region
  • Work alongside mental health and intellectual disability services to provide discipline specific expertise
  • Professional practice standards are maintained and monitored

Skills & Experience

  • Registered Nurse and current APC
  • Minimum of 2 years post registration working in the area of mental health and Intellectual disability
  • Post graduate qualification in Nursing or working towards one
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience in negotiation and networking across several disciplines.
  • Experience in taking ownership accountability and responsibility for the role
  • Full, clean drivers licence

About our organisation

Capital and Coast DHB (CCDHB) is located centrally in Wellington and has over 6,000 full-time equivalent staff, making us one of the major employers in the Wellington region. CCDHB operates two hospitals – Wellington Regional Hospital in Newtown and Kenepuru Hospital in Porirua – as well as the Kapiti Health Centre at Paraparaumu.

The Mental Health, Addiction and Intellectual Disability Service (MHAIDS) spans three DHBs - Wairarapa, Hutt Valley and Capital and Coast DHB’s and includes local, regional, and national services. The local MHAIDS services are provided from multiple sites within the 3DHB sub-region – greater Wellington, Hutt Valley and Wairarapa.

The Mental Health Intellectual Disability team

The Mental Health Intellectual Disability team provides a service for adults with an intellectual disability and co-existing mental illness. The team also delivers services for community forensic clients with an intellectual disability. As a consultation liaison team, our input is generally short term, providing intensive assessments, recommendations and advice for clients and their care team.

In this role you will be based with an experienced and supportive team of Clinical Psychiatrist, Psychologist and Nurses. Key features of the role include the provision of Care and Rehabilitation plans and liaison with clients and providers to provide better care for people with an intellectual disability. You will work collaboratively with other members of the multidisciplinary team.

We are a progressive service committed to providing a culture of ongoing professional development for staff through regular clinical supervision, excellent professional development and recognition programme (PDRP) for nursing, regular in service training and support towards external education.

How to apply

Applications will not be accepted via email. All candidates applying for any of our current vacancies must complete an online application form by clicking the 'Apply Now' button.

Please ensure your uploaded CV and cover letter is in either Word or PDF format. For further information on this role, please email

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