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Registered Nurse, Social Worker or Occupational Therapist - Piri ki te Kainga - Step Up Step Down Service - Thames

Where you’ll be working: Thames Hospital

The details: Permanent – 80 hours per fortnight

The Hauraki Mental Health Service and equity partner Te Korowai Hauora o Hauraki are undertaking a significant transformation to integrate mental health and wellbeing care for all whānau in Hauraki.

About the service:

Together the services will work collaboratively to deliver mental health and wellbeing care in the Thames-Coromandel region to improve outcomes for Māori and wellbeing for all whānau. In addition, the service transformation will provide whānau choice in the services they access, in the right place at the right time and by the right provider.

As an integrated service we cover the continuum of care from primary-level community healthcare to advanced, highly specialised, secondary care, including Infant Child and Adolescent, Adult Mental Health, Addictions Services from several locations as well as our new Piri ki te Kainga: Step-Up Step-Down service based in Thames Hospital.

Why work for us?

The Piri ki te Kainga: Step Up Step Down service is one of the Closer to Home initiatives and consists of 4 sub-acute beds based at Thames Hospital and a wraparound service for whānau. We now have new roles for a Registered Nurse, Social Worker and Occupational Therapist to work in our new Step-Up Step-Down sub-acute and across our community mental health team.

We offer rewarding career opportunities in clinical areas and pride ourselves on a work environment that is safe, satisfying, flexible and promotes a healthy work-life balance. We are committed to providing a diverse and inclusive workplace for our staff and whānau.

We encourage Māori applicants other ethnicities, and all genders to work in our service.

To view the position description for Registered Nurse click here, Social Worker click here or for Occupational Therapist click here.


The Waikato District Health Board Health & Safety has a policy that includes ensuring that you comply with the Health Order announced 11 October 2021 and with the Waikato DHB’s Vaccine Preventable Diseases for Employees policy. The policy prescribes the required vaccinations including COVID19 for all employees of Waikato DHB. COVID-19 vaccinations are mandatory before you commence employment.

Your application:

Please apply directly online, applications are not able to be accepted via email.

You can find out more about why it's so great to work at the Hauraki Mental Health and Wellbeing service by calling Amy Martin or Latutama Tupou on (07) 839 8899.

Application closing date: Open until filled

Values Theme “People at Heart” – Te iwi Ngakaunui

• Give and earn respect - Whakamana

• Listen to me; talk to me – Whakarongo

• Fair play – Mauri Pai

• Growing the good – Whakapakari

• Stronger together – Kotahitanga