Mental Health Professional - Personality Disorder Service

Capital and Coast District Health Board (CCDHB) is located centrally in Wellington and has the equivalent of around 4,300 full time staff, making us a major employer in the Wellington region. We are also the leading provider of a number of specialist services, including neurosurgery, oncology, neonatal intensive care, and specialised mental health services, for the upper South and lower North Islands, a population of about 900,000 people. Our DHB has an annual budget of more than $1 billion, which we use to deliver health services directly and contract external providers to provide care, such as general practices, rest homes and pharmacists. 

Wellington is New Zealand’s capital. It is a “foodies” paradise, cultural art-loving harbour city, and a place you quickly begin to call home. Wellington has been named the best place to live in the world by Deutsche Bank’s 2017 study of 47 cities globally ranked. According to Deutsche Bank, it is also officially the city with the world's highest quality of life and has the least pollution of any city ranked.


The Regional Personality Disorder Service (RPDS) is a small team that provides a consultation, training and supervision service to support mental health teams to improve clarity of diagnosis, formulation and or management for clients with complex needs. The role is 36 hours per week.

We are seeking a motivated, forward thinker, resourceful, and enthusiastic NZ Registered Health Professional (Social Worker, Occupational Therapist, Registered Nurse, or Clinical Psychologist) to join our team.  


RPDS provide specialist opinion; case consultation around formulation, treatment options and planning with clinicians and other community health providers; PD individual or team supervision and client specific individual or team supervision; teaching on topics associated with personality dysfunction and management of same, and family education; individual and group therapy.

You will provide high quality liaison support and information to clinicians working with clients with BPD or significant distress intolerance or emotional dysregulation that impacts on valued living (across the lifespan) and their significant other and whanau ensuring that the client and their family’s needs are met in a culturally, clinically, and legally safe manner.  This includes, and is not limited to assisting with the development of Whole Service Response Plans (WSRP) that integrate psycho-social and biomedical interventions for a client, along with providing education and support that enables the Mental Health Service to provide psychologically evidence informed case management for this client group.  The role also provides opportunity for group and individual work to compliment case management.  


  • Current NZ Registration for  Social Worker, Occupational Therapist, Registered Nurse, or Clinical Psychologist 
  • Qualification and experience in DBT or other evidence based model for treatment of PD is essential 
  • At least 5 years’ experience includes working with PD or where personality has significant impact on persons wellbeing  

Applications will only be accepted via our careers portal and Seek. All candidates applying for any of our current vacancies must complete an online application form by clicking the 'Apply Now' button. Please submit your CV and cover letter in Word or PDF format. If you have queries or want a role description please email: 


Permanent/Part Time

Job no: AHMH10-19

Location: Wellington Community, Wellington Hospital

Closing Date: Monday, 10 June 2019