Registered Mental Health Professional - Kapiti CAMHS

Job Number: 
Capital and Coast DHB (CCDHB)
Work Type: 
Full Time
Closing Date: 
Monday, 17 February 2020

Registered Mental Health Professional - Kapiti CAMHS

Location: Paraparaumu

Contract: Permanent, Full time


We are looking for an enthusiastic registered mental health professional (Social Worker, Psychotherapist, Occupational Therapist, Registered Nurse, or Psychologist) with experience working in infant, child & youth mental health. This position is based in the multidisciplinary Kapiti Child Adolescent Mental Health Team working with 0 - 18 year olds and their families/whanau. The role will entail providing initial assessments and therapeutic interventions to enable positive outcomes for infants, children and adolescents presenting with moderate to severe mental health needs. This role sits with the Mental Health, Addictions & Intellectual Disability Service (MHAIDS).

You will be an integral part of the multidisciplinary team and will be expected to work collaboratively and supportively with other team members to ensure appropriate and evidence based care is provided for service users.  You will have excellent case management skills and be comfortable managing risk and able to establish and maintain excellent working relationships within the team, service, the DHB, the wider mental health services, and community agencies.


  • Undertake “choice appointment” initial assessments and therapeutic interventions.
  • Case management.
  • Dutywork for urgent/crisis teamwork working with other MHAIDS teams as required.


  • Experience of working with people between 0-18.
  • Experience of working as a registered professional in a mental health service.
  • Experience as working as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Registration with the appropriate professional body
  • A full driver’s licence


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.


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. For further information on this role, please email [email protected] and please indicate the vacancy number and job title in the subject line.

Ma tini, ma mano, ka rapa te whai 

By joining together we will succeed