New Graduate Mental Health Professional

Te Awakairangi Health Network

  • Wellington
  • Are you a new or recently graduated Mental Health Professional?
  • Are you looking for a supportive environment to start your career?
  • Are you eager to do some rewarding work, within a supportive team of professionals?

Join a supportive team where we will coach and support you to make sound clinical decisions, listen to your views, and provide you with a variety of training and development opportunities.

Ko wai mātou | About Us 

Te Awakairangi Health Network is a primary care network that provides quality primary care services across the Hutt Valley. We work with the general practices and a wide range of healthcare providers and community organisations to reduce barriers to health care for high needs groups including Youth, Māori, Pacific and people who have low incomes.

Mō te tūnga | The Role

Get started with a new challenge and great opportunity as a Mental Health Professional within our supportive, and close-knit Wellbeing team. You will find the work extremely rewarding because you’ll make a real difference in the lives of people using our service. Our friendly and cohesive team are ready to support you as needed, offer a listening ear and we have a wealth of knowledge within the team so there’s plenty of opportunities for personal growth and development.

As a Mental Health Professional, you will provide brief intervention counselling support for young people with mild to moderate mental illness and/or addictions. Your work will be via referrals received from GP’s or self-referral and work focuses on the individual’s mental health needs and providing them with the tools and ability to be successful. Primarily we provide our services to a variety of people from age 18-25.

You will be located onsite at a variety of locations within the Hutt Valley and may include GP practices and Marae. This allows you to get out and about within the community and the opportunity to interact with our broader networks and supports. 

Mōu | About you 

To be successful in this role ideally you will: 

  • Be registered or working towards registration as a Mental Health Professional, Registered Mental Health, Psychologist, Social Worker, Counsellor (In accordance with the HPCA Act).
  • Have a current practicing certificate, or you will be a Counsellor with Drug and Alcohol Practitioners' Association Aotearoa (DAAPNZ) registration. 
  • Be an enthusiastic and self-motivated person who can work easily alongside our existing team of nurse therapists, clinical psychologists, AOD clinicians and social workers. 
  • Can work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment is essential.
  • Experience working within a mental health and/or addiction which can be via placement during your study.
  • Demonstrate willingness to work with kaupapa Māori tools, knowledge of protocols amongst Pacific peoples or can show us how you are proactively building your knowledge and ability in this area.
  • Demonstrate your ability to build and maintain strong relationships and collaborate across the health and social service sector.  

As a health provider all our staff are mandated to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to apply

To apply email your CV and cover letter to  .

Remember to include your motivation for applying and how you met the requirements of the role. 

We encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible as we are screening applications as we receive them.  

The advert will remain open until we are able to fill the vacancy. 

If you would like further information or a copy of the job description emailed directly please email  

You must have the right to live and work in Aotearoa New Zealand to apply for this job.

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