CAMHS Intake Clinician - Te Haika


Location: Porirua, Wellington

Contract: Permanent, Full time, Monday to Friday business hours, negotiable

Service: Te Haika, Mental Health, Addictions & Intellectual Disability Service MHAIDS


About the role

Te Haika is the mental health telephone Contact Centre for Capital & Coast District Health Board (CCDHB). We are seeking an experienced CAMHS clinician to join our very busy and friendly team.

You will be responsible for managing all incoming referrals to 3DHB child and adolescent mental health services and the ideal person will have some knowledge of services available across the 3DHB region. The Te Haika service orientation is a core requirement, and you will receive good professional development, including specialist training in mental health telephone triage (MHTT-CAT).

Duties (include)

  • Process and screen CAMHS referrals received by various stakeholders
  • Work with key DHB stakeholders such as Paediatrics, Child Development Service, and internal CAMHS services.
  • Provide a culturally appropriate service which is responsive to the needs of tangata whaiora and consumers and family/whānau

Skills & Experience

  • Registered Mental Health Social Worker, Occupational Therapist or Clinical Psychologist with a current APC
  • Minimum 5 years of recent work experience in Child, Adolescent & Mental Health Services
  • Experience in mental health triage and risk assessment (including knowledge of child protection)
  • A full and clean driver’s license is also required.

As this role meets the criteria as a core Children’s Worker under the Vulnerable Children’s Act 2014, the successful applicant must already have, or consent to a full police vetting process.

About our organisation

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.

How to apply

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 your CV and cover letter in either Word or PDF format. If you have queries please email


Ma tini, ma mano, ka rapa te whai

By joining together we will succeed


Permanent/Full Time

Job no: AHMH53-20

Location: Porirua Community

Closing Date: Monday, 31 August 2020