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Team Leader - Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service

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Location: Porirua, Wellington

Contract: Full time, Permanent

Service: Mental Health, Addiction and Intellectual Disability Service (MHAIDS)

About the role

The Child Adolescent Mental Health Service, Porirua team provides mental health services to children and youth in the Porirua Community. The successful applicant will become part of a leadership team committed to the development of evidenced based services for younger people.

You will have strong leadership skills and can motivate and inspire excellence in teams, develop team cohesiveness. The ability to build constructive partnerships with key stakeholders across our community is essential towards achieving quality care for young people.

The preferred candidate will have experience leading teams and a recognised qualification in Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Social Work or Psychology.


  • Clinical,financial and human resource management
  • Engagement with with key stakeholders
  • Service development

Skills & experience

  • Previous experience in mental health
  • Registered health professional - Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Social Work or Psychology
  • Demonstrated ability in leadership/management

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 three hospitals – Wellington Regional Hospital in Newtown and Kenepuru Hospital in Porirua and, Wairarapa District Hospital kin Masterton – as well as the Kapiti Health Centre at Paraparaumu.

The Mental Health, Addiction and IntellectualDisability 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.

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. If you have queries please email



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