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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

Application closing date: 7 November 2021


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