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Health Improvement Practitioners

Organisation Rotorua Area Primary Health Support
Area, City Rotorua
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Contact person Kylie Beehre
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Permanent/temporary Permanent
Full/part time Full time
Closing date for applications 10-08-2021


Health Improvement Practitioners


Come and join the team at Rotorua Area Primary Health Support (RAPHS). RAPHS is a Primary Healthcare

Organisation (PHO) with a clinical network which coordinates Primary Care Health Services in the Rotorua



We are looking for health professionals who have experience in delivering behavioural health services working

directly within General Practice.

The role of Health Improvement Practitioner (HIP) is to provide clients with clinical therapeutic support and

the role is based on the successful Behavioural Health Consultancy (BHC) model. The purpose of the model is

to improve health outcomes for clients facing mental and physical wellbeing challenges. The position will work

as integrated member of the local General Practices and provide immediately accessible, evidence-based brief

interventions to individuals and their families to assist in improving their mental and physical health and

wellbeing and supporting the client in managing identified issues.

Focused Acceptance Commitment Therapy (fACT) is the primary brief intervention used. It offers clients easy

access to brief targeted interventions to help people manage challenges that adversely affect their wellbeing.

The model ensures quick connection to social and specialist supports at the time that people need it.

This position will suit professional who have already acquired some CBT training and experience. Successful

applicants will receive comprehensive training and ongoing mentoring. This position will appeal to clinicians

with an interest and expertise in behavioural health and Focused Acceptance Commitment Therapy.


Essential requirements:

– A current New Zealand registration as a health professional (Psychology, Nursing, Occupational

Therapy, or Social Work) with a current practicing certificate

– Professional experience in their registered field of a minimum of 3 years

– Qualifications in CBT, ACT or fACT are an advantage but not essential

– Willing to embrace change and different ways of working

– Ability to work autonomously and as part of a team and work collaboratively with key stakeholders

– Ability to work at a fast pace with a flexible schedule

– Excellent communication skills

– An understanding and sensitivity to working with all cultures

– Commitment to on-going professional development/education

– Full clean NZ Driver Licence

– Excellent computer skills

The successful candidate will have a genuine passion for improving health outcomes for patients and their whanau, an understanding and

appreciation of Maori health issues, Tikanga Maori, and the Rotorua Community.

Must be eligible to work in New Zealand.  Please send through resume and cover letter with your application.

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