Occupational Therapist - Work First & Specialist CAMHS Clinician - Te Whare Marie

Location: Porirua & the Greater Wellington Region

Contract: Permanent Full Time

Service: Te Whare Marie - Maori Mental Health

Te Whare Marie is a progressive service that offers specialist Māori Mental Health Services throughout the Wellington and Greater Wellington region.  The service offers effective and appropriate assessment, treatment and care management to tangata whaiora and whānau in a cultural setting, emphasising whanaungatanga, tikanga and Te Reo development. The service strives to meet the needs of tangata whaiora by providing holistic services that respect, value and include whānau beliefs, customs, language and culture.  It is part of the Mental Health, Addictions & Intellectual Disability Service.  The team is dynamic, incredibly friendly, supportive and close knit.

We are seeking an experienced and inspired Occupational Therapist for a position that encorporates core Child and Adolescent Mental Health clinical work AND Workfirst Occupational Therapy (employment and study specialist work), supporting tamariki and rangitahi with moderate to severe mental health issues.

As part of our specialist Māori Mental Health Services you will be helping youth to explore and achieve their career goals, and find employment or a study pathway. You will have a passion for working with tamariki, rangatahi and their whanau to support their wellbeing and to achieve their occupational goals.


  • Registered with the New Zealand Occupation Therapy Board
  • Sound Child and Adolescent mental health assessment and treatment skills
  • Minimum of two years’ experience.
  • Confident making effective decisions in challenging/complex situations.


Capability development is a high priority for CCDHB. Professional development opportunities are a given, as well as the ability to upskill and to take on other roles. People and their skills are highly valued at CCDHB.


Capital and Coast DHB (CCDHB) is located centrally in Wellington and has over 6000 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. Any queries please email Maire.Ransfield@ccdhb.org.nz






Permanent/Full Time

Job no: AHMH14-20

Location: Porirua Community

Closing Date: Sunday, 26 July 2020