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Activities Facilitator - Forensic Rehab

Where you’ll be working: Puna Taunaki/Whiti– Forensic Mental Health, Henry Rongomau Bennett Centre

The details: Fixed Term for 6 months– Part time – 56 hours- rostered hours per fortnight


About the service:

The mental health and addictions service deliver a variety of services across the Waikato region. We are a service undertaking a huge programme of change to deliver better outcomes to tāngata whai ora and whānau in our region. Nga iwi Ngakaunui - people at the heart is demonstrated best in mental health and addictions, people really are at the heart of all that we do. We know how important strong relationships are; with people who access our services, with their whānau and with the communities we serve.

Puna Taunaki and Puna Whiti is a Forensic Rehabilitation ward within the Henry Rongomau Bennett Centre with a focus on developing skills to maximise independence and social inclusion.

About the role:

We are seeking someone who will be capable of working under direction and to follow through with programmes, groups and 1:1 interventions. You will be able to show initiative, creativity and the ability to work with a range of age groups and cultures as part of our multidisciplinary team.

Even though the role is for Part time, extra hours are available on a regular basis.

To be considered you will need to:

• Have an ability to manage ward-based/community activities and groups - physical exercise, creative activities/crafts, gardening and more.

• Provide rehabilitation support for service users/Tangata Whaiora such as gaining independent living skills and knowledge around managing their mental wellness, maximise independence and social inclusion. This is under the delegation of the occupational therapist/registered health professional.

• have previous work experience in a mental health setting

• Have a passion for rehabilitation in a forensic context

• Have excellent communication skills

• Hold a current full drivers licence.


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 Health Professional/ Occupational Therapist

• Training and continuous professional development


Please click here to view the position description.


Your application:

Please apply directly online, applications are not able to be accepted via email. For any queries about the role please contact Robyn Payne in the Recruitment Team on robyn.payne@waikatodhb.health.nz


Application closing date: 7 November 2021


Values

Theme “People at Heart” – Te iwi Ngakaunui

• Give and earn respect - Whakamana

• Listen to me; talk to me – Whakarongo

• Fair play – Mauri Pai

• Growing the good – Whakapakari

• Stronger together – Kotahitanga