Clinical Co-ordinator - Intellectual Disability Services

Location:  Porirua, Wellington

Contract:  Permanent Full Time

Service:    Intellectual (Learning) Disability Services


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About the role

Intellectual Disability (ID) Forensic Service is part of the 3 DHB Mental Health Addictions and Intellectual Disability Services (MHAIDs).  It has adult, youth and community services. We are a progressive service committed to providing a culture of ongoing professional development for staff through regular clinical supervision, excellent professional development and recognition programme (PDRP) for nursing, regular in service training and support towards external education.

The purpose of the Clinical Coordinator role is to manage the day to day running of the units under the guidance of the Team Leader. You will support the Team Leader in regards to staff rosters, leave and resource management and coordinating the staff and clients daily activities.

Duties include

  • Professional practice standards being maintained and monitored
  • Organisational Advocacy
  • Participating in recognised post registration education
  • Contributing to risk minimisation activities within the service. 
  • Participating in the service’s risk minimisation activities
  • Participating in financial and quality audits
  • Ensuring all HR processes are completed 
  • Supporting staff and the team to find a balance between clinical and cultural demands


Skills & Experience 

  • New Zealand registered Nurse with a current APC
  • A post graduate qualification (or working towards) in Nursing.
  • Minimum 2 years post registration working in Mental Health or Intellectual Disability
  • An interest in working with intellectual disability service users under the Regional Intellectual Disability Secure Service Model of Care, which incorporates a Positive Behaviour Support framework
  • Experience in coordinating a team of clinicians and administration staff.
  • Negotiation and networking across several disciplines.
  • Experience in managing change.
  • Experience in coordinating quality systems


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.

Our service embraces diversity. We welcome applications from people of all gender identities, ages, ethnicities 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.


The Regional Intellectual Disability Secure Service

The Regional Intellectual Disability Secure Service provides secure (inpatient) care and rehabilitation services for male and female adults and adolescents who have a diagnosed intellectual disability and have committed often serious offences. Our clients are usually Care Recipients or Special Care Recipients under the Intellectual Disability (Compulsory Care and Rehabilitation) Act, 2003 who have been convicted or found unfit to stand trial.

The service is staffed by a team of clinicians from medical, nursing, allied health and support work backgrounds. We also have management and administrative staff.

The maximum number of clients in our inpatient services is 27 people. The length of stay for each client varies, and in more recent years orders have been made for an average of two years.

To ensure that our clients receive the best possible care and rehabilitation, the RIDSS has developed a Model of Care that draws on the strengths of our clients and each discipline within the multidisciplinary team. This framework incorporates the Good Lives Model of offender rehabilitation, a comprehensive risk assessment structure, a Positive Behaviour Support approach to direct care, and a formal staff supervision and education programme.

The RIDSS is part of the broader  3DHB Mental Health, Addictions and Intellectual Disability Service (MHAIDS), which spans the Wairarapa, Hutt Valley and Capital & Coast DHBs and includes local, regional, and national services. 


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: NMMH022-20

Location: Kenepuru Hospital/Porirua

Closing Date: Sunday, 20 September 2020