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Activities Facilitator or Occupational Therapy Assistant - Sub Acute forensic ward Puna Awhi-rua

Where you’ll be working: Henry Rongomau Bennett Centre - Sub Acute forensic ward – Puawai (The Midland Regional Forensic Psychiatric Service)

The details: Permanent – Full Time - 80 hours per fortnight

About the service:

Puawai is a regional psychiatric forensic service based at Henry Rongomau Bennett Centre, and in the community. The service provides high quality rehabilitation for service users/Tangata Whaiora who experience mental health problems and are in the forensic service.

Puna Awhi Rua is a sub-acute based forensic ward that supports the service user/Tangata Whaiora to gain further stability in their mental health, as they begin to focus on their in-patient rehabilitation and look to the future of returning to live an occupationally enriched life in the community.

About the role:

We require a dynamic person for the role of AF who has a passion for mental health and rehabilitation to join the Puna Awhi Rua team.

Responsibilities of the role:

· To be responsible for providing individual and/or small group vocational activities and projects within a workshop environment.

· Provide support to manage ward-based activities and groups such as the workshop, creative activities/crafts, gardening, work-based activities etc.

· Provide rehabilitation support for service users/Tangata Whaiora such as gaining independent living skills, gaining vocational skills, under the delegation of the occupational therapist/registered health professional.

Required skills & experience:

· Preferably have experience working in the mental health, rehabilitation or education fields.

· Work within an interdisciplinary team to meet service service-user/Tangata Whaiora goals.

· Commit to ongoing education and development.

· Be a team player.

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, applications are not able to be accepted via email.

For any queries about the role please contact

Application closing date: 11 April 2021


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