Mental Health Assistant Job In New Zealand

Te Whatu Ora is seeking a mental health assistant to join their team at Marlborough’s Wairau Hospital in New Zealand. For this mental health assistant position in Marlborough, candidate must possess strong communication skills and have experience in the mental health field or health support. The candidate should be capable of working flexibly and methodically, demonstrating honesty, reliability and the ability to appropriate initiative. For this position, candidates must have year 11 national certificate of educational achievement (NCEA ) level 1 English and Maths. This full-time position offers a competitive salary range $59,024 – $74,442 per year.

Responsibilities for Mental Health Assistant:

  • Candidate is responsible to support the multidisciplinary team in delivering comprehensive clinical resources.
  • They provide direct support to clients, fostering confidence, trust and rapport.
  • Engage in collaborative practice within the team.
  • The candidate should have the ability to work under the supervision and direction of registered health professionals.
  • It must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Prioritize the safety and wellbeing of clients, colleagues, and oneself.

Qualifications for Mental Health Assistant:

  • Candidate must have high school diploma.
  • It must have bachelor’s degree in psychology, social work, and counselling.
  • Experience in a mental health setting in a psychiatric hospital.
  • Ability to demonstrate an understanding of mental health issues and effective interventions.


  • Competitive salary packages.
  • Opportunity for career development.
  • Be a part of a supportive team environment.

WorkingTe Whatu Ora Te Tai Tokerau means you will drive meaningful change in the region we love while advancing your professional development. It’s more than just a job; It’s about enjoying coming to work every day, feeling challenged, trusted and supported, all while living in a region that has a lifestyle unmatched in New Zealand.

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