Occupational Therapist - Crisis Resolution Service

Location:      Porirua, Wellington, Hutt

Service:        Crisis Resolution Service 

Contract:      Full Time

All applications will be reviewed as and when received.

About the role:

Our Crisis Resolution Service (CRS), part of the Mental Health, Addictions & Intellectual Disability Service MHAIDS, is a 24 hour Community Mental Health and Addiction Team working across the Hutt Valley and Wellington Region. They respond to the acute needs of people across the life span, which are experiencing psychological distress and require immediate intervention in our community. CRS has 3 main bases - Kenepuru Hospital, Wellington ED and Hutt Hospital. The position is required to support and promote the delivery of mental health assessment and treatment in both a crisis and a community setting, utilising the expertise of the full interdisciplinary team, including primary care providers. 

Skills & Experience:

The ideal applicant will have worked for at least 3 years as a registered Occupational Therapist  and have acute/community mental health and addiction experience. Recent experience in mental health telephone triage/acute crisis work will be an advantage. Knowledge of the Hutt Valley and Wellington region would be an advantage, but not essential. You must be registered with the New Zealand OT Board and consent to a police vetting process under the Vulnerable Children’s Act 2014. Please note this is a 3DHB position and you will be rostered to work across all bases on a rotating basis.

Essential Requirements:

  • At least 3 years mental health experience
  • Experience working in both a mental health community and inpatient setting.
  • Registration in NZ - a current practising certificate - Occupational Therapist
  • Driver's Licence 
  • Consent to a police vetting process under the Vulnerable Children’s Act 2014

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 Fran.Gibb@ccdhb.org.nz






Permanent/Full Time

Job no: AHMH19-20

Location: Wellington Hospital, Hutt Valley, Porirua Community, Wellington Community

Closing Date: Monday, 6 April 2020