Mental Health/Maori Clinician - Nga Taiohi

Location: Porirua, Wellington

Contract: Permanent, Full time, rostered & rotating

Service:   National Youth Forensic Inpatient Service - Nga Taiohi

Please note - we will be reviewing applications as they are received & this role may close earlier.

About the role:

We are seeking a Maori Clinician/Registered Health Professional to provide safe and clinically effective assessment and intervention for the rangatahi. You will be required to undertake comprehensive cultural assessments which will guide the MDT and support the staff in applying the underpinning Maori Models of Care – Te Whare Tapa Wha and Meihana models. You will work with whanau and encourage their involvement and engagement in the treatment of the rangatahi. You will support and guide all staff and rangatahi in developing and understanding their cultural identity, including the use of Te Reo and ensure that the principles of Te Ao Maori are embedded in the day to day running of the unit.


  • Undertake cultural assessments
  • Work alongside the rangatahi and staff to promote the implementation of cultural practices and Te Reo
  • Engage whanau in the care and treatment of the rangatahi

Skills & Experience

  • In depth Te Ao Maori knowledge
  • Experienced Registered Health Professional – Nursing/Social Work/Occupational Therapy/Psychology
  • Current Practising Certificate
  • Inpatient experience preferred


About Nga Taiohi:

The new National Youth Forensic Inpatient Service - Nga Taiohi. Nga Taiohi is a purpose built unit with 10 beds. It provides an inpatient service for youth offenders with a mental health and/or alcohol and other drug (AOD) issues. This secure youth forensic unit is co-located with the existing Youth Acute Inpatient Mental Health Unit (Rangatahi) and the Youth Intellectual Disability (ID) Inpatient Unit (Hikitia Te Wairua) in the Centre of Excellence at Kenepuru Hospital, Porirua (which is about 20 minutes drive from Wellington City. This new unit opened in April 2016 and is part of the Mental Health, Addictions & Intellectual Disability Service 3DHB.

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 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


Permanent/Full Time

Job no: AHMH26-20

Location: Kenepuru Hospital/Porirua

Closing Date: 12 July or earlier