Health Improvement Practitioner (HIP) Rawene, Hokianga 0.6FTE

Supporting the Hokianga community working from Rawene health clinics.

Enjoy the relaxed lifestyle of the beautiful Hokianga, and this great opportunity of collegial support working as a HIP team in Rawene general practice and outer lying clinics.

We have a 0.6FTE (24 hours per week) available to support the Rawene Clinics, having recently appointed another HIP to this team.

This position is situated within Hauora Hokianga and is physically located in the Rawene GP Clinic. This is a rewarding opportunity to make a difference working with a diverse population in a rural setting.

We are employing more Health Improvement Practitioners than ever before, as we grow our reach of Mental Health and wellbeing services across Tai Tokerau, and this is an exciting opportunity to be part of a well supported team of professionals, and be part of a team of two HIP’s supporting the Rawene clinics.

As an experienced and innovative Clinician working within our established and growing primary mental health care model Te Tumu Waiora, you will provide behavioural health services to patients through face to face and virtual consults.

The position will be situated and will work as an integrated member of Rawene Medical Centre and outlying clinic teams and provide immediately accessible, evidence-based brief interventions to individuals and their whanau to assist in improving their emotional and physical health, and overall wellbeing.

Services are provided in accordance with the principles of Te Tiriti ō Waitangi, Tikanga and Māori models of health and wellbeing.  Services are culturally responsive to the needs of all service users, their whanau and community.

The successful applicant/s will be supported by specialist training, specifically developed to support the Healthcare Teams working in the Te Tumu Waiora model, that includes the following:

  • Providing brief psychological interventions
  • Delivering evidence informed groups
  • A fast pace in the GP practice setting
  • Innovation and flexibility
  • Opportunities to contribute to service development
  • Variety of work, working with diverse practice population, all ages and stages
  • Population based focus
  • Services to target our high priority populations
  • Education of colleagues

If you are looking for a role that provides a full or part time opportunity, enables further enhancement  of clinical skills, and is part of a well supported HIP team and you meet the following criteria then please get in touch with us.

To be considered for this position you will have:

  • A flexible adaptable approach to a new way of working
  • A current New Zealand registration under the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act (HPCA) and full registration with your professional association e.g., Psychology, Psychotherapy, Mental Health Nurses, Occupational Therapy, or Social Work, or a full member of NZ Association of Counsellors and accredited by the NZAC to work within the mental health and addictions services scope of practice.
  • A minimum of 3 years professional experience in a health setting preferably in mental health and addictions including 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
  • Be fully vaccinated for COVID
  • NZ residency, citizenship, or a open current work visa not tied to an accredited employer.

An understanding of Tikanga and some ability to speak Te Reo would be an advantage.

The successful applicant will be required to attend online training for this role.

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 HIP team, please apply by:

  • providing a covering letter,
  • downloading and completing an Application for Employment Form from below
  • providing your CV detailing your experience and education and

emailing these three items to

Your application will be acknowledged by email.


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