Primary Mental Health Practitioner Permanent Full time (negotiable) position

The West Coast Primary Health Organisation (PHO) is a not-for-profit community trust that plans, coordinates, funds and provides primary health care for West Coasters. 

The PHO’s mental health team works collaboratively with general practices, schools, West Coast District Health Board and other community groups, to provide assessment and brief evidence-based intervention for people from 12 years of age who are experiencing mild to moderate mental health issues.  

The West Coast PHO is looking for a suitably qualified primary mental health practitioner (Psychologist, Counsellor or Registered Nurse) to join our mental health team based in Greymouth.

The successful applicant will provide assessment and individual or group brief intervention counselling.  

To secure this position you will need to have:

Professional qualifications, accreditations and registration with a NZ professional body.

Experience working clinically with youth (from 12 years), and adults using evidence-based brief intervention strategies e.g. CBT, ACT.

Ability to triage and assess requests for inclusion in Brief Intervention Counselling programme.

Excellent interpersonal and organisational skills, including the ability to engage effectively with clients, general practice teams and other health professionals.

A current full NZ driver’s licence.

The West Coast PHO’s focus is to promote and enable better health for the population on the West Coast.  With this in mind staff working at the PHO are expected to lead by example and therefore only non-smokers should apply for this position.

Applications close Monday 30th September at 5pm.

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

For a position description and application form, please email Roz Stuart at