Addiction Intake/Triage Clinician - Hutt South CMHT

Location:      Hutt Valley Hospital

Service:        Hutt South Mental Health Community Team

Contract:      Full Time Permanent 

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About the role:

If you are a Registered mental health professional with addiction experience - working in the role of intake triage clinician for the CMHAS, we want to hear from you

We offer an exciting work environment and provide the opportunity to work in a variety of clinical settings and support with your portfolio and on-going professional development.

Our Hutt South Mental Health Community Team, part of the Mental Health, Addictions & Intellectual Disability Service MHAIDS, has a vacancy for a Registered Mental Health Professional with Addiction experience working in the community.  You will have excellent clinical skills, willing to work hard,  be well-organised and keen to be part of a very dedicated group of professionals. You will be working with an experienced team who strive to provide high quality care to consumers family/whānau that may require access to mental health services. This role is 32 hours/week.

Skills & Experience

  • Assess, Screen and Triage all referrals to the Community Mental Health and Addiction Services from PHO, NGO, families/Whanau, and individual self-referrals
  • Undertake phone triages, initial assessments and Comprehensive Addiction and Psychiatric assessments
  • Facilitate access to treatment within the community teams or re-refer for treatment to Primary health, NGOs and other CMHAS  as appropriate
  • Assess, screen and address safety concerns including mental health and addiction risk issues; liaise immediately with CRS, Police, Oranga Tamariki, Domestic Violence shelter providers
  • Respond to inquiries from GPs or others about service provision and general information 


  • Current Professional registration and practising certificate
  • Experience working with people experiencing moderate to severe Addiction problems and related mental health issues
  • Demonstrated experience working with people to identify goals and actions required to achieve same.
  • Demonstrated competence in communicating with a wide range of people and documenting outcomes and plans.
  • Addiction or Mental Health Post Graduate certificate
  • Full Drivers Licence
  • Legally eligible to work in New Zealand 

How to apply:

Applications will not be accepted via email. All candidates applying for any of our current vacancies must complete an online CCDHB 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 

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Permanent/Full Time

Job no: NMHT23-19

Location: Hutt Valley

Closing Date: Friday, 28 February 2020