Te Awakairangi Health Network


Current Vacancies

All Vacancies
Why Work With Us?


Current Vacancies

All Vacancies
Why Work With Us?


Current Vacancies

All Vacancies
Why Work With Us?

Experienced Mental Health Professional

  • Are you looking for an opportunity to bring your knowledge and skill in secondary services into primary care?
  • Are you looking for a full time role within a supportive team of professionals?
  • 5 weeks annual leave
  • A workplace that values and supports your wellbeing

Join a supportive team where you will work with clients presenting with moderate plus mental health challenges from the Hutt Valley community from the age of 12 and up. You will have the opportunity to work one to one with clients as well as facilitating groups and workshops.

Ko wai mātou | About Us

Te Awakairangi Health Network is a primary care network that provides quality primary care services across the Hutt Valley. We work with the general practices and a wide range of healthcare providers and community organisations to reduce barriers to health care for high needs groups including Youth, Māori, Pacific and people who have low incomes.

Our vision is “Everyone in the Hutt Valley is Healthy and Well”.

Mō te tūnga | The Role

This is a rare opportunity to bring your experience in secondary services into a primary care setting, to work with clients who present with moderate plus mental health challenges. As a Mental Health Professional  you will work within our supportive, and close-knit Wellbeing team. You will find the work extremely rewarding because you’ll make a real difference in the lives of people using our service. Our friendly and cohesive team are ready to support you as needed, offer a listening ear and we have a wealth of knowledge within the team so there’s plenty of opportunities for personal growth and development.

As a Mental Health Professional, you will provide brief intervention counselling support for adults and young people with moderate plus mental illness and/or addictions. Your work will be via referrals received from GP’s or self-referral and work focuses on the individual’s mental health needs and providing them with the tools and ability to be successful. Primarily we provide our services to a variety of people from age 12 upwards.

You will be located onsite at a variety of locations within the Hutt Valley and may include GP practices and Marae. This allows you to get out and about within the community and the opportunity to interact with our broader networks and supports.

To view the job description please visit https://teawakairangihealth.org.nz/current-vacancies/

Mōu | About you

To be successful in this role you will:

  • Be a registered Mental Health Professional, Registered Psychologist, Social Worker, Counsellor (In accordance with the HPCA Act).
  • Have a current practicing certificate with Drug and Alcohol Practitioners’ Association Aotearoa (DAAPNZ) registration, or an NZAC member with accreditation to work under Te Whatu Ora contracts or membership of the Psychologists Registration Board .
  • Have a minimum of 5 years experience, and qualifications in providing recognised therapy such as: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectal Behavioural Therapy (DBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) or similar, or be working towards one of these.
  • Be an enthusiastic and self-motivated person who can work easily alongside our existing team of nurse therapists, clinical psychologists, AOD clinicians and social workers.
  • Can work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment is essential.
  • Confident with kaupapa Māori tools, knowledge of protocols amongst Pacific peoples or can show us how you are proactively building your knowledge and ability in this area.
  • Demonstrate your ability to build and maintain strong relationships and collaborate across the health and social service sector.

Te Tiriti o Waitangi

Te Awakairangi Health Network is committed to meeting its obligations under Te Tiriti o Waitangi and will work towards achieving equitable health outcomes for Māori in the Hutt Valley.  We will do this by ensuring services are provided, developed and implemented in accordance with the Articles of Te Tiriti and the principles – Tino Rangatiratanga, Equity, Active Protection, Partnership and Options.

Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to apply

We would love to hear from you if you’re looking for the next step in your career. Please submit a CV and covering letter outlining your motivation for applying and how you meet the requirements of the role.

Please note: we may review applications before the closing date and we encourage you to apply as soon as you are able. We reserve the right to withdraw the job advertisement at any time before our closing date.

Closing date:

If you would like further information or a copy of the job description emailed directly, please email recruitment@teahn.org.nz

You must have the right to live and work in Aotearoa New Zealand to apply for this job.

Find out more?

If you are interested in finding out more and having a chat with us, feel free to message us, drop us a email or phone us on 04 566 5320.

If you prefer to complete the application form as a PDF and email it, along with your cover letter and CV, please click here.  You can email the form to recruitment@teahn.org.nz.

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