Mental Health Professional - Pasifika CAMHS

Job Number: 
Capital and Coast DHB
Porirua Community
Work Type: 
Full Time
Closing Date: 
Thursday, 29 August 2019

Mental Health Professional - Pasifika CAMHS

Talofa lava, Nisa bula vinaka, Kia orana, Fakaalofa lahi atu, Malo e lelei, Malo ni, Meauri, Halo Olaketa and Warm Pacific Greetings!

This is an exciting opportunity to join our multi-disciplinary team at a time of growth and development.  Our Pasifika CAMHS team (part of the Mental Health, Addictions & Intellectual Disability Service) have recently relocated and are now co-located with Porirua CAMHS, in order to grow the service and better meet the needs of our Pacific Community.  

Pasifika CAMHS provides assessment and treatment to Pasifika infants, children, young people and their families, when there is a mental health concern. They integrate cultural and clinical needs to ensure that our community receives the best possible mental health care.  You will be supported by other clinicians in Pasifika CAMHS and Porirua CAMHS, who are passionate and energised about the work that they do.

To fill newly created positions, we invite applications from a range of Mental Health Professionals who bring a variety of skills and expertise including: assessment and treatment with infants, children, young people and their families; knowledge of Pasifika communities and needs (or a willingness to learn), multi-disciplinary team working, and strong skills in community liaison and engagement. This position will include mental health assessments and treatment, acute assessments, and case management.

You will fit into a strong team culture of collaborative practice, openness, and humour. We respect and observe Pasific customs and protocols in our practice and functioning as a team. You will hold a relevant qualification and be registered with the relevant professional registration body, and have an up-to-date annual practicing certificate.  It may be possible for FTE to be adjusted to accommodate the right candidate. 


  • New Zealand (Board) registered Mental Health Professionals - Mental Health Nurse, Social Worker, Occupational Therapist & Clinical Psychologist
  • Current annual practising certificate

About our organisation

Capital and Coast DHB (CCDHB) is located centrally in Wellington and has over 5,100 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.

Applications will only be accepted via our careers portal and Seek.

All candidates applying for any of our current vacancies must complete an online application form by clicking the 'Apply Now' button. Please submit your CV and cover letter in Word or PDF format. If you have queries, please email [email protected]