Social Worker - Crisis Resolution Service

The Crisis Resolution Service (CRS) is a 24 hour Community Mental Health and Addiction Team working across the Hutt Valley and Wellington Region. We respond to the acute mental health needs of people across the life span, who  are experiencing psychological distress and require immediate intervention. 

CRS has three bases at Kenepuru Hospital, Wellington ED and Hutt Hospital & are part of the Mental Health, Addictions & Intellectual Disability Service. We are seeking experienced mental health social workers to work full-time rostered & rotating shifts alongside other allied health, nursing and medical colleagues in our multi disciplinary team.

You will have experience providing comprehensive assessments and risk management plans, formulating and articulating treatment needs and plans, and be able to coordinate and prioritise acute crisis referrals. You will also be required to work toward becoming a Duly Authorised Officer (DAO) to facilitate and coordinate the Mental Health (Compulsory Assessment and Treatment) Act 1992.

You will be working in an experienced team who strive to provide high quality care for tangata whaiora/consumers and their family/whānau that may require access to mental health services. 

The ideal applicant will have worked for at least 3 years as a social worker and have acute/community mental health and addiction experience. Recent experience in mental health telephone triage/acute crisis work will be an advantage as would knowledge of the Hutt Valley and Wellington region. You must be registered with the Social Work Registration 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
  • Registration with the Social Work Registration Board
  • A current practising certificate
  • Drivers Licence 
  • Desirable- Have experience in working in both mental health community and inpatient settings

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, please email:



Permanent/Full Time

Job no: AHMH62-19

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

Closing Date: Sunday, 15 September 2019