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Maternal Mental Health Clinician - Child Youth and Family Mental Health

Maternal Mental Health Clinician - Child Youth and Family Mental Health Services

  • Permanent, full-time position
  • Monday to Friday
  • Based in Takapuna

Are you a qualified, registered Mental Health Clinician? The maternal mental health team is looking for you to join our specialist team clinician.

About the Role

The Maternal Mental Health Service provides a comprehensive specialist multi-disciplinary mental health service to pregnant and post-partum women who experience moderate to severe mental health-related issues during this period. Our community-based service has a well-developed continuum of care, offering a range of treatment options that include in-home support, a purpose-built mother and baby respite unit, plus access to a regional mother and baby inpatient unit should the need arise.

For a copy of the position description, please click here.

About You

We are seeking an experienced clinician with a good understanding of adult mental health needs who has an interest in the complexity of the perinatal period including the mother-baby relationship. Good assessment skills and engagement skills are a key requirement. You will have excellent communication skills for consultation, networking, and liaison and will perform well under pressure.


  • Registered Health Professional with current New Zealand registration and annual practicing certificate in one of the following:
    • Nursing – with scope to work in a mental health setting and minimum Level 2 – competent healthcare portfolio
    • Occupational Therapy
    • Social Work
    • Psychology
  • Full NZ driver's licence
  • Contemporary clinical practice in a mental health setting
  • Understanding of mental health perinatal issues
  • Knowledge of infant development

What we offer

  • Working for a regional service in the country’s largest healthcare provider provides more opportunities for professional development
  • 10 days of sick leave and 4 weeks of annual leave
  • Competitive salary and paid professional registration as per our collective agreement
  • Regular supervision, support, and training
  • For other employee benefits, please click here

Our Values

At Health New Zealand | Te Whatu Ora Waitematā we are driven by our values “everyone matters,” “with compassion,” “connected” and “better, best, brilliant.” We are committed to living up to these values to give you the right balance of autonomy, support, development, encouragement and aroha.

How to Apply

Please apply by visiting our website at quoting reference number WDHB18042 or click on the “apply now” button on this page. 

For more information about this position, please contact Gill Graham, Team Manager at (021) 941-246. For more information about our recruitment process, please e-mail Katherine Shinhama, Recruitment Consultant at

Position number: WDHB18042
Closing date: 18th April 2024