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Activities Facilitator - Adult Inpatient Ward 36

Where you’ll be working: Henry Rongomau Bennett Centre – Adult Inpatient Unit

The details: Permanent – 80 hours per fortnight - morning or afternoon shifts including weekends

We have an exciting position available in ward 36 for an activities facilitator, and would encourage you to apply if you have a passion for working in mental health. We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic, with an ability to motivate and support our Tangata Whaiora/patients to engage in activities while in our service.

Ward 36 is one of three adult inpatient wards based at Henry Rongomau Bennett Centre. We are an acute mental health ward, which supports the service user/Tangata Whaiora to gain stability in their mental health, whilst supporting a recovery pathway.

To be considered for this position, you should:

• Have previous work experience in a mental health setting.

• Have excellent communication skills and commit to ongoing education and development.

• Have a full drivers licence.

Additional but non-essential:

• Previous experience working as an occupational therapy assistant/activities facilitator or diversional therapist.

• Group facilitation skills.

• Confidence working with others and ability to lead groups.

What we can offer you as part of our service:

• Working within a supportive multidisciplinary team with a recovery focus.

• Working as a member of the multidisciplinary team, under the direction of a registered occupational therapist.

• Training and continuous professional development.

• Regular supervision.

• Support and in-service training.

If you are interested in this exciting opportunity, we would welcome your application.


The Waikato District Health Board Health & Safety has a policy that includes ensuring that you comply with the Health Order announced 11 October 2021 and with the Waikato DHB’s Vaccine Preventable Diseases for Employees policy. The policy prescribes the required vaccinations including COVID19 for all employees of Waikato DHB. COVID-19 vaccinations are mandatory before you commence employment.

Why us:

We are a values based and inclusive organisation that is committed to deliver the best health outcomes for our total population. To do this we are working hard to develop a robust and capable workforce that reflects the population we serve. We strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds with the necessary capability and who share our values to apply and would greatly value seeing more applicants from our Māori communities.

Your application:

Please apply directly online on the Waikato DHB website. To review the position description, please click here. For more information about the role or if you would like to arrange a visit, please contact Ros McCullough, Charge Nurse Manager, Ward 36 on (07) 839 8899.

Application closing date: 7 February 2022


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