Mental Health Registered Nurse

University of Otago
New Zealand (NZ)
Closing date
Dec 17, 2022

Kōrero mō te tūranga - About the role

An exciting opportunity has arisen in the Infant, Child, Adolescent and Family Mental Health Service (ICAFS) in the Hutt Valley.

We are looking for an enthusiastic registered Mental Health Nurse with experience working in child and adolescent mental health.

Mō tō mātou rōpū - About our team

ICAFS uses CAPA (Choice and Partnership Approach) and we provide specialist assessment and treatment for 0 - 18 year olds and their families/ whānau. The role will entail providing assessment and interventions for individuals, whānau and groups to enable positive outcomes for children and young people presenting with moderate to severe mental health needs. ICAFS provides Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), sensory modulation, and Family Therapy (with a screening team) and we are especially interested in clinicians with these skills. A relocation package may be negotiated with the successful candidate.

Moū - About you

The successful applicant will be expected to work collaboratively and supportively with other team members to ensure provision of appropriate and evidence based care. The person suitable for this role will also have excellent clinical and case management skills and be comfortable managing risk. The ability to establish and maintain excellent working relationships within the team, service, the Wellington District, the wider mental health services, and community agencies is integral to this role.


  • Provide mental health assessment and treatment for children and adolescents in the context of their families
  • Liaise with necessary community agencies, with parental and/ or client permission
  • Contribute to and work within the MDT
  • Complete all appropriate documentation

Skills and experience:

  • Clinical experience working with children, adolescents and family with moderate severe mental health difficulties
  • Knowledge and skills for completing assessment and treatment of mental health difficulties
  • Knowledge and understanding of the intent of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and working to address the inequitable health outcomes for Māori, as Tangata whenua and other high needs groups
  • Being confident working with Māori, Pasifika and other high needs groups within the wider Wellington and Hutt district communities
  • Registered with appropriate professional body
  • Current driver's licence

E pā ana ki a tatou - About us

Capital & Coast and Hutt Valley District, we embrace diversity and welcome applications from all people, including all gender identities, ages, ethnicity, sexual orientations, disability and religions. A workforce that is diverse and inclusive means that we are better positioned to understand and serve our community.

Here at Capital & Coast District Health and Hutt Valley District we are pro-equity health organisation, with a particular focus on Māori, Pacific Peoples, and the Disability Community.

To find out more about us click on the following links:

Hutt Valley

Mental Health, Addiction and Intellectual Disability Service

Me pēhea te tuku tono - How to apply

Click the apply now button to send your application directly to us. For further information on this role please email and indicate the job title and vacancy number in the subject line.

Your safety and that of our patients is important to us. It is our expectation that you will be fully vaccinated against COVID 19, having received two doses of an approved COVID 19 vaccination.

Ma tini, ma mano, ka rapa te whai.

By joining together we will succeed.

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