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Registered Mental Health Professional – Kari Centre

Job posted: 07/03/2023
Job closes: 26/03/2023

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Te Whatu Ora|Te Toka Tumai Auckland

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About the Company/Organisation

Ko wai mātou | Our Organisation
We are Te Whatu Ora Te Toka Tumai Auckland. We provide health and disability services to more than half a million people living in central Auckland, regional services for Northland and greater Auckland, and specialist national services for the whole of New Zealand. Our main sites are Auckland City Hospital, Greenlane Clinical Centre and Starship Children’s Hospital, located in central Auckland.

We are part of Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand, the overarching organisation for New Zealand’s national health service. Te Whatu Ora leads the day-to-day running of the health system, with functions delivered at local, district, regional and national levels.

We are also an Accredited Employer with Immigration NZ (Please visit Immigration NZ Accredited Employer Work Visa for more information if you will be needing a Work Visa).

We are committed to upholding Te Tiriti o Waitangi and providing culturally safe care. We value role modelling manaakitanga as demonstrated by Ngāti Whātua in the gifting of their whenua on which our hospitals stand. We aspire to having a workforce reflective of the communities we serve and achieving equitable outcomes for all.

He aha ngā painga o tēnei mahi mōu | Why you will enjoy working here
We recognise there is more to life than mahi | work, and we encourage and provide access to all our staff several services and benefits to support themselves whilst they are employed within Te Toka Tumai Auckland.

For more information on what we offer, please click here.


How to Apply

Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to apply
Apply now at quoting job title and reference number ADHB15476. Please indicate in your Cover Letter which position you are applying for- Social Worker, Occupational Therapist, Mental Health Nurse, Psychotherapists or Clinical Psychologist.

If you have any queries about this opportunity or accessibility or technical issues with the online process, please contact Suzanne Morgan, Recruitment Consultant at or Ph: 021 461 532 to discuss how we can best support your application.

Job Description

Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services – Kari Centre acute focused team.

  • Permanent full time or part time (24 hours minimum) opportunities based at Greenlane Clinical Centre
  • On-going staff support
  • Use your skills and knowledge to improve health outcomes for young people

Te whiwhinga mahi | The Opportunity
We invite you to join the Kari Centre, an exciting and dynamic Child and Adolescent Mental Health outpatient service that provides assessment and therapy to children, young people, and their families within the central Auckland area.

The Kari Centre has a strong reputation for excellence, innovation, and training, and is dedicated to offering opportunities for career development. We offer internal and external training packages, including formal post-graduate training, for new staff skill development as well as support for experienced clinicians who wish to build on their existing skills.

Due to an expansion within our service we have vacancies available in our referral’s management and acute focused team.

Are you a community Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service clinician looking for a change of pace and an opportunity to grow your assessment, risk management and brief intervention skills?  OR  Are you a community acute clinician looking for 9-5 working hours with no on call required?

We are looking for Social Workers, Occupational Therapists, Mental Health Nurses, Psychotherapists and Clinical Psychologists.

Our acute focused team provides brief mental health assessments with young people and their families to help establish their needs when first referred to Kari Centre, acute assessments for young people in crisis (Onsite or offsite in the emergency department or other locations), at times brief therapeutic interventions, and consult liaison services with professionals and organisations in the community.


Nga Pūkenga Motuhake | Important Skills
To be considered for this role, you will be an experienced registered Social Worker/Occupational Therapist / Mental Health Nurse / Psychotherapists or Clinical Psychologist with a current Practicing certificate.

Our ideal candidate will also have previous experience working with children and Youth within a mental health setting, work well as part of a team and under pressure. As this is a community role, a full and clean driver’s licence is required.

Kari Centre has implemented the CHOICE and Partnership approach, for more information please see

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