Health Improvement Practitioner

Are you an innovative and proactive Mental Health Clinician, experienced in providing brief interventions, who wants to work in a supported programme that works within general practice primary care and supports the wellbeing of whanau on a daily basis.

We are looking for an experienced clinician to provide behavioural health services within a General Practice setting.  The position will work as an integrated member of the General Practice team and provide immediately accessible, evidence-based brief interventions to individuals and their families to assist in improving their emotional health, physical health and overall wellbeing.  You will also be working alongside a Health Coach to deliver evidence-based group programmes, provide consultation, education and advice to the 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 piloted and developed for the New Zealand setting.  As a Health Improvement Practitioner, you will be supported by specialist training, which has been specifically developed to support the Healthcare Teams working in the Te Tumu Waiora model.  Our practitioners working within general practices are part of that team however they also provide peer support to each other, interact regularly through team meetings and Line Manager support. 


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.

This role will be based in the mid north region.

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 mental health and addiction environments (primary or secondary) providing evidence-based brief interventions such as ACT, FACT or CBT.
  • A current unencumbered full NZ driver’s 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.

The successful applicant will be required to attend training for this role, and will be required to be fully vaccinated for COVID19.

A detailed position description and Application for Employment form can be downloaded from below.

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 Human Resources at 

Applications for these positions close  5pm Wednesday 25th May 2022.

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