28 August 2023 • College News

Job Vacancy: Registered Mental Health Nurse (Wellington CAMHS)

Nau mai, haere mai ki Te Whatu Ora – Capital, Coast & Hutt Valley District

Location:    Wellington

Service:     Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS)

Contact:     Full & Part time roles – (0.6FTE – 1. FTE) – please do state in your covering letter 

Salary:       NZNO Meca  $72,061-$ 95,340 based on skills and experience (pro rata for part time)

Kōrero mō te tūranga – About the role

Are you enthusiastic about your profession? Seeking a new challenge? Wellington CAMHS has an exciting opportunity for you as we develop our services to better meet the needs of young people (infants to 18 years old) and their whanau/family. 

Mō tō mātou rōpū – About Our Team

We are a passionate and enthusiastic team with a commitment to providing excellent services in assessment and intervention services with infants, children and young people alongside their whanau/ family with moderate to severe mental health concerns. We have a diverse population and are passionate in co working alongside other teams in mental health & the Community.  We are dedicated as a team to improving access for young people of all ages and working together with whanau; to achieve this we operate within a Choice and Partnership Approach (CAPA).  We are keen to be innovative and are developing a new team. We value a strong team culture of collaborative practice, openness, support, humour, warmth, valuing peoples experience and ideas, caring and connecting together, integrity and respect across all disciplines.

Moū – About you

The preferred applicant will be innovative, passionate, have previous mental health experience or be willing to learn about CAMHS, work comfortably with multiple clinical presentations, be willing to learn and be involved in developing a service that benefits the client, their family and the staff working with them. You would preferably have experience, passion and interest for working with infants, children and young people as well as being a team player, be self motivated and work well creating a collaborative space in a demanding service. An interest or experience in group work, DBT, family therapy, trauma or sensory modulation skills will be highly valued. Training for all staff is supported and highly valued.


We are seeking a registered mental health nurse who can bring a variety of skills, passion and expertise including:

  • assessment and treatment of infants, children, young people and their families 

  • risk assessment and management 

  • group facilitation work

  • multi-disciplinary team working

  • community liaison

  • discipline specific skills.


  • This role is open to a Registered Mental Health Nurse who has skills and expertise, or a passion to learn about, working with children, adolescents and their families, bi-cultural and multi-cultural work practices, and community liaison.

  • The ideal applicant will have experience in the child and adolescent mental health sector and a proven ability of working within a multi-disciplinary team. 

  • You will hold a professional qualification and registration with the relevant professional body and a current annual practicing certificate.


E pā ana ki a tatou – About Our Organisation

Here at Capital, Coast & Hutt Valley District we embrace diversity and welcome applications from all people, including 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.

Capital, Coast & Hutt Valley District are pro-equity health organisation, with a particular focus on Māori, Pacific Peoples, and the Disability Community.

The Mental Health, Addiction and Intellectual Disability Service (MHAIDS) spans three Districts – Wairarapa, Hutt Valley and Capital and Coast and includes local, regional, and national services. The local MHAIDS services are provided from multiple sites within the districts – greater Wellington, Hutt Valley and Wairarapa. 

To find out more about us click on the following links:

Capital and Coast

Hutt Valley

Mental Health, Addiction and Intellectual Disability Service 

Me pēhea te tuku tono – How to apply

Click the apply now button to send your application directly to us. For further information on this role please email and indicate the job title and vacancy number in the subject line.


We are processing applications as they are received

Ma tini, ma mano, ka rapa te whai

By joining together we will succeed