Social Worker/Occupational Therapist

Location: Wellington

Contract: Fixed term, full time (2 November - 12 February 21)

Service: Early Intervention Service


The Early Intervention Service is an innovative and creative team which offers assessment and treatment to young people (13 to 25 years) presenting to mental health services with a first-time psychotic disorder, the aim being to minimise the impact of the disorder on young peoples’ lives through best practice.  We provide a regional service across the Greater Wellington Region  as well as delivering consultation-liaison and training to mental health services in the Central Region DHBs.


About the role

We are looking for an experienced registered social worker or occupational therapist to work with young people and their families in the Wellington region for a fixed term period. Excellent assessment skills and an ability to engage creatively are valuable in this role, as are skills related to working with families and in group settings. 


Skills & Experience:

  • NZ registered social worker or occupational therapist
  • Experience working with young people is preferred
  • Current APC
  • Full driving licence


About the 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. 


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 


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Permanent/Full Time

Job no: AHMH74-20

Location: Wellington Hospital

Closing Date: Sunday, 27 September 2020