Health Improvement Practitioner

Mahitahi Hauora

  • Fixed Term
  • Northland

Health Improvement Practitioner

0.6-1.0FTE Negotiable – Fixed Term 

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an innovative clinician to work within our newly established and growing primary mental health care model, Te Tumu Waiora, in Northland.  

We are looking for an experienced clinician to provide behavioural health services within a General Practice setting in Dargaville. 

The position will work as integrated members of the local General Practice and provide immediately accessible, evidence-based brief interventions to individuals and their families to assist in improving their mental and physical health and wellbeing and supporting the client in managing identified issues and develop a plan. You will also be working alongside your general Health Improvement Practitioners delivering evidence-based group programmes, providing consultation, education and advice to other members of the General Practice team and support local population health by developing intervention pathways based on clinic needs. These roles are based on the Behavioural Health Consultancy (BHC) model, which has been tested and adapted for the New Zealand setting. The new roles will be supported by specialist training, which has been specifically developed to support the Healthcare Teams working in the Te Tumu Waiora model.

This new primary mental health care model is part of a National Primary Mental Health collaborative with the Northland model being a collaborative between Mahitahi Hauora PHE and the Northland District Health Board.

We are seeking someone who has:

  • A current New Zealand registration as a health professional in Psychology, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, or Social Work.
  • Professional experience in their registered field, minimum 3 years.
  • Clinical experience working in a mental health environment (primary or secondary) providing evidence-based brief interventions such as ACT, FACT or CBT.
  • A current unencumbered full NZ drivers licence
  • Excellent computer and literacy skills including MS Office Suite
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

You must have the right to work in NZ and/or have a current NZ work visa.

We envisage training for this role to be early 2021, with a date yet to be confirmed, which the successful applicant would be required to attend. 

A detailed position description and Application for Employment form can be downloaded from our website

If you have the skills for this role and passion to be part of this exciting team, please apply by forwarding your covering letter, CV and Application for Employment Form to Joanne Mason, HR Assistant at

 Applications close Monday 8th February 2021


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