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At Capital & Coast District Health Board we employ staff in over 35 different allied health, scientific and technical 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.

Roles involve supporting individuals and whānau or working with our local communities to improve the health and wellbeing of our people.

We encourage you to have a look at the job opportunities currently available on our website and would love for you to join us and be part of our team at Capital & Coast District Health Board.

Read more information about our Allied Health, Scientific & Technical professions and what qualifications you need

Hear from some of our allied health, scientific and technical staff about what it’s like to work at Capital & Coast District Health Board (CCDHB).

Allied health, scientific and technical vacancies at CCDHB

View current vacancies

You can use the filter on the left (classification) to search for allied health, scientific and technical vacancies.

Graduate programmes

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


Phone: 027 271 6149

Last updated 2 October 2020.