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Health Improvement Practitioner

Applications close: Monday 1st October 2023, 5pm

Are you passionate about the wellbeing of our community? 

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an innovative professional to work in wellbeing team at Gonville Health. We are looking for a clinician or allied health professional to provide evidence-based brief interventions to individuals, whānau and groups. The Health Improvement Practitioner works closely with the general practice team, Health Coach, Iwi organisations and other NGOs, and community partners, to increase access to brief interventions to improve patients’ mental and physical health, supporting their holistic wellbeing.

You will be a key part of the general practice team providing feedback, education, advice and practice pathways, to put mental health and wellbeing at the heart of general practice to support population health outcomes.

The role is part of a new model of integrated primary health, which aims to provide all New Zealanders experiencing wellness challenges with access to convenient, high quality, integrated and person-centred care and support. As a result, this role will best suit someone comfortable working with change, who is excited by the opportunity to improve and refine the model of care to best meet the wellbeing needs of the community.

We are looking for someone who:

  1. Holds current New Zealand registration as a health professional in Nursing, Psychology, Occupational Therapy, Counselling or Social Work.

  2. Demonstrates understanding of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and commitment to its application within their practice and improving Māori health outcomes.

  3. Has experience building therapeutic rapport with clients and ideally providing evidence-based talk therapies such as FACT, ACT and/or CBT.

  4. Has highly developed interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships with within Māori, Pasifika, youth and wider community networks.

  5. Has excellent computer skills and ideally experience recording notes in electronic patient records.

  6. Holds a current full NZ drivers’ licence.

  7. Is passionate about learning and refining a new model to best meet the wellbeing needs of the population.


Successful applicants will receive comprehensive training and ongoing mentoring, which will appeal to clinicians with an interest and expertise in behavioural health. National training for this role will be provided by Te Pou, with dates to be determined during recruitment.

Applications close Monday 1st October 2023. If you If you have a passion to improve the wellbeing of the population, the skills for an innovative new role and an interest in working flexibly within the primary care environment alongside a fantastic and supportive team, then please download the job description and apply for this position.

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