Therapeutic Day Programme Facilitator (Rangatahi) OT, Nurse, Social Worker

Applications close 10 December 2019

A unique opportunity has arisen to practise and enhance your skills at the Regional Rangatahi Adolescent Inpatient Service (RRAIS), part of the Mental Health, Addictions & Intellectual DisabilityService.  RRAIS is a 13 bed unit serving the Central Region DHBs. We are a bicultural service based on kaupapa Maori frameworks combined with mainstream researched based psychiatry approaches.  

We are looking for an exceptional clinician to take the lead in the service development of the unit’s Therapeutic Day Programme. Working alongside senior clinicians you will be given the opportunity to use your knowledge and skills to their maximum in developing a service of excellence for our adolescents.  

RRAIS (Regional Rangatahi Adolescent Inpatient Service) is a 13 bed open unit for 12-17 year olds located at Kenepuru Hospital, 20k north of central Wellington covering the Central Region District Heath Boards. We are bicultural service based on kaupapa Maori frameworks combined with mainstream psychiatry approaches. RRAIS also operates a day service for 8 clients who reside within the Wellington/ Hutt region. Increased funding will enable us to advance the therapeutic programme for both day and inpatients. So we are seeking someone with the skills, experience and vision to create a centre of excellence. You will be given the required support and further training to enhance your skills.  

Please apply if you believe that adolescents sometimes need a space where they can feel safe and be helped to make some sense of their chaotic worlds & to have a voice and feel that they have been heard. 


Current New Zealand registration – Mental Health Nurse, OT or Social Worker
Current Practising Certificate
Passionate about working with Whanau and rangatahi.
Have an understanding of a Maori World View 


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.  

Here at CCDHB we embrace diversity and welcome applications from people of 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. 

CCDHB is a pro-equity Health Organisation, with a particular focus on Māori and Pacific Peoples. 

CCDHB provides a range of specialist services including neurosurgery, oncology, neonatal intensive care and community-based services including district nursing, rehabilitation services, social work, alcohol and drug services, and home support services to a population of around 900,000 people. 

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