Careers in Mental Health

Te Whatu Ora Te Matau a Māui, Hawke's Bay’s Mental Health and Addiction Service comprises multi-disciplinary teams who are passionate, highly skilled, culturally responsible and people-focussed. Our team strives for the best possible standards to promote and support a person’s recovery, helping them live independent fulfilling lives.

A wide range of mental health and addiction services are delivered to children, adolescents, adults and older people living in Hawke’s Bay.

The diversity of our skillset provides health professionals who work within our supportive team a variety of opportunities and clinical experiences through inpatient, outpatient and community settings.

Equity is a key component and focus of our organisation, particularly supporting our Māori and Pacifica populations. Equity in health means that all groups have a fair opportunity to reach their full potential for a healthy life.

We’re at the centre of an exciting period of innovation and service development. Joining our team means you will be part of a move into new partnerships with our health partners and providers, such non-government organisations, to further develop our crisis, child and adolescent and early intervention services.

To find out more about our amazing Hawke’s Bay region, and what’s it’s like to live, work and play here, visit:

We have a number of clinical vacancies across our Mental Health and Addiction services including

  • consultant psychiatrists
  • registered nurses (inpatient and community setting)
  • Allied Health (psychology, social work, occupational therapy and alcohol and drug clinicians)


About the application process

Fundamental to our culture here at Te Whatu Ora Hawke's Bay is the belief that we can match a person to a role! So we can match your skills and experience with available opportunities, please detail your ideal position in a cover letter and submit it alongside your resume (see 'Ready to apply' below). 

Another thing - we're fast. Our managers are enthusiastically seeking new recruits, so we'll prioritise setting up an appointment with a hiring manager so we can discuss your skills and fine tune a role to suit you. 


Ready to apply?

Please contact Darlene Banks, our recruitment consultant at Te Whatu Ora Hawke's Bay. 

Phone +64 6 878 8109 extension 2963

Be sure to include your CV or resume, your full name and contact details, as well as a supporting letter detailing the type of role you'd be interested in.

We'll get in touch at a time that suits you to discuss your application and what opportunities would best suit your skills and experience.