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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.

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 printable AHST careers booklet (it is also available as a printable document version here). 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.

View current vacancies

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

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 16 April 2021.