Mental Health Assistant Job In New Zealand

Te Whatu Ora are seeking for mental health assistant to join their team in Marlborough’s Wairau Hospital, 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. Candidate should be able to work flexibly and methodically, demonstrating honesty, reliability, and the ability to use 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.
  • It provide direct support to clients, fostering confidence, trust, and rapport.
  • Engage in collaborative practice within the team.
  • 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.

Te Whatu Ora Te Tai Tokerau will see you action meaningful change in the region we love, and in your professional development. Working with Te Whatu Ora Te Tai Tokerau is about more than just a job. It’s about enjoying coming to work every day, feeling challenged, trusted and supported, whilst enjoying living in a region that has a lifestyle unrivalled in New Zealand.

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