Mental Health Nurse - Te Haika

Location: Porirua

Contract: Permanent, Full time, Rostered & Rotating



Te Haika is the referral and access management service and contact centre for the MentalHealth, Addictions and Intellectual Disability Directorate. It is an integral part of the wider mental health service and works closely with both clinical and non-clinical staff in these areas to ensure that the consumer/client experience exceeds expectations.  The team also have access to consumer consultants, a family advisor and cultural specialist services.  The key aim of Te Haika is to ensure appropriate access to mental health and addiction services.


The role of clinicians in the service is to:

  • Answer general enquiries from referrers, members of the public and community agencies regarding mental health issues
  • Provide advice, education and support for tangata whaiora/consumers, whanau family and caregivers.
  • Complete an initial screening assessment


  • Registered with the New Zealand Nursing Council
  • Provide a culturally appropriate service which is responsive to the needs of tangata whaiora and consumers.
  • Minimum of 4 years Inpatient and Community MH experience
  • Good computer and interpersonal skills essential
  • Good clinical decision making skills



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.


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.  

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Ma tini, ma mano, ka rapa te whai

By joining together we will succeed


Permanent/Full Time

Job no: NMMH006-20

Location: Porirua Community

Closing Date: Monday, 2 March 2020