Mental Health/Intellectual Disability Nurses

Location:  Wellington, Hutt Valley or the Wairarapa

Contract:  Permanent Full Time (some roles may be .93FTE) or Part-time & Casual

Service:   Mental Health, Addictions & Intellectual Disability ServicesAcute Inpatient Services - youth and adultRegional Forensic and Rehabilitation ServicesIntellectual (Learning) Disability ServicesOlder PersonsCommunity Mental Health Teams (General Adult)Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services & teams Addictions ServiceMental Health Needs Assessment ServiceCentral Region Eating Disorder Services (CREDS)Consultation LiaisonCrisis Resolution Service (CRS)Early Intervention (In Psychosis) ServiceHealth PasifikaRegional Personality Disorder Service (RPDS)Specialist Maternal Mental Health ServiceTACT and Te Roopu Āramuka WhāroaroaTe Whare Marie Māori Mental Health Service


Incoming applications will be reviewed on a weekly basis


About the role:

We have vacancies for registered nurses with post registration education / learning and experience specifically in the area of mental health and / or intellectual disability / learning disability.

We are seeking candidates who:

  • Have post registration specialisation in the field of mental health / intellectual disability / learning disability
  • Hold a registration with New Zealand Nursing Council
  • Meet police vetting requirements.
  • Hold a current practising certificate
  • Hold a full NZ driving licence (not compulsory for all areas)

If you are an experienced general / comprehensive trained nurse interested in moving to the mental health, addiction and intellectual disability sector we are happy to discuss development and education opportunities that will assist you in making the transition.

We also welcome overseas applications. If you are an overseas nurse interested in moving to New Zealand you will need to:

  • Pass the IELTS (Academic)
  • Have registration with the Nursing Council of New Zealand (if you have restrictions to scope, these must be either mental health or learning disability/intellectual disability)

Interested overseas nurses should establish their eligibility for registration with the Nursing Council of New Zealand & Immigration New Zealand BEFORE applying for the role.


We offer

  • The opportunity to extend your experience and career
  • Access to ongoing professional development and education
  • A competitive salary package
  • The opportunity to be part of a high performing and supportive team


Mental Health, Addiction and Intellectual Disability Service (MHAIDS) spans three DHBs – Capital & Coast,  Hutt Valley and the Wairarapa District Health Board’s and includes local, regional, and national services. The local MHAID services are provided from multiple sites within the 3DHB sub-region – greater Wellington, Hutt Valley and Wairarapa. Te Korowai Whariki services include regional forensic and rehabilitation services covering the Central region while the intellectual disability services extend the length and breadth of the country from six bases located in Whangarei, Auckland, Cambridge, Wellington, Christchurch, and Dunedin.


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 CV and cover letter is in either Word or PDF format. 

If you have queries please email 



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Permanent, Permanent/Full Time, Permanent/Part Time, Fixed Term, Casual, Fixed Term/Full Time, Fixed Term/Part Time

Job no: Nurse Gen

Location: Wellington Hospital, Kenepuru Hospital/Porirua, Kapiti Coast, Hutt Valley, Wairarapa, Wellington Community, Porirua Community

Closing Date: Friday, 30 April 2021