At Capital & Coast District Health Board we employ staff in over 35 different allied health, scientific and technical (AHST) professions who work in the hospital or out in the community.  We work with people at all stages of life (working with babies through to older people) and across the array of health and disability services.

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Allied Health, Scientific and Technical Professions at Capital, Coast & Hutt Valley

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Allied Health, Scientific & Technical Careers Booklet

To help answers some questions around a career path in Allied Health, Scientific & Technical (AHST), we have created a AHST careers booklet. Please take a look!


What’s it like to work at CCDHB? 

Hear from some of our AHST about what it’s like to work at Capital & Coast District Health Board (CCDHB).


Allied Health, Scientific and Technical vacancies at CCDHB

We encourage you to have a look at our Allied Health, Scientific & Technical (AHST) job vacancies on our website and would love for you to join us and be part of our team at Capital & Coast District Health Board.

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You can use the filter on the left (classification) to search for AHST vacancies.


3DHB Allied Health Framework

The Allied Health Career Framework supports the growth and development of the Allied Health workforce through the development of advanced clinical and/or leadership roles. Read more about this framework here. 


Graduate programmes

Manaaki pia tauhou Allied Professions

(Allied Professions new graduate programme)

This programme has been established for our Allied Professions pia tauhou/new graduates to support them to thrive in their roles as they start their health careers at Capital & Coast and Hutt Valley District Health Boards.

The programme runs as 4 interprofessional sessions over 6 months that support new graduates to confidently build on clinical and non-clinical knowledge and skills, so that they can:

  • Confidently perform and understand their roles, values and responsibilities
  • Manage the transition from student to working professional
  • Develop skills to allow them to thrive as an Allied Professional in a large and complex organisation
  • Build on prior knowledge of interprofessional practice and education and apply this in the workplace

The programme runs twice per year, and is open to new graduates and trainee interns from any of the Allied Professions.



For some professions, the role of kaiwhakangungu/preceptor has been introduced to provide support, teaching and assessment to the pia touhou/new graduate in their first year.  There are opportunities for kaiwhakangungu/preceptors to grow their capability in this role through a half day interprofessional workshop and ongoing support from their manager.

Other individual professions offer their own support for their pia touhou/new graduates.

In our Older Adults, Rehabilitation and Allied Health Service (ORA), both Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy offer rotational programmes to provide new graduates with a solid foundation of clinical skills applied across a diverse range of key clinical settings, including hospital and home-based settings.

Both programmes provide competency frameworks to guide development, supported with access to teaching, training and supervision.

Vacancies are advertised on the CCDHB jobs site when they become available.

MHAIDS Allied Health New Entry to Specialist Practice programme in mental health and addictions

The Mental Health, Addictions & Intellectual Disability Service (MHAIDS) 3DHB AH-NESP programme was established in 2016 to equip and support new graduate occupational therapists and social workers to work in our specialised context.

The programme consists of:

Each year we select two occupational therapists and two social workers within their first two post-graduate years for the programme. The graduates are employed on a fixed term 0.9 FTE contract for the duration (February to December). At the end of the programme, although there is no guarantee, most graduates go on to permanent employment within MHAIDS 3DHB.

Clinical practice contexts include adult, youth, forensic, early intervention, intellectual disability, Māori mental health and addictions, Pasifika mental health and addictions, and acute mental health and addictions.

Ideal candidates would:

  • have completed a Bachelor’s degree in either social work or occupational therapy
  • be registered or provisionally registered (for social work, you would have submitted your documentation to the Social Workers Registration Board)
  • have a full driver’s licence
  • be committed to both working and studying for the year
  • have a passion for the mental health and addictions field of practice.

Application process

Applications generally open in October of each year and can be made via our job vacancy website.

For further information

 Megan Owens, Allied Health New Entry to Specialist Practice (AH-NESP) coordinator


Last updated 9 February 2023.