Acute Resource Mental Health Support Workers

Location: Wellington, Porirua, Hutt Valley

Contract: Permanent, full time. Rostered & rotating

Service: Mental Health, Addictions & Intellectual Disability Service (MHAIDS)

The MHAIDS Operations Centre has vacancies for Acute Resource Mental Health Support Workers. This is an exciting and challenging role, and you will have the opportunity to work closely with individuals, families and whānau who are experiencing a short term mental health crisis. The role is part of a 3DHB service which covers the Wellington, Porirua and Hutt Valley areas.

You will:

Support the clinical team with practical tasks to allow clinicians to be more responsive to the acute clinical needs of individuals. This may include transporting people, providing watches in the general hospital or the Emergency Department, and supporting individuals/families/whanau in a culturally appropriate way.

Be flexible, able to work under stress and demonstrate the ability to easily adapt to new environments

Be willing to work within teams with a multi-disciplinary approach for service users and their families

Skills & experience:

Have NZQA level 3 or 4 National Certificate in Mental Health

At least 5 years Mental Health support worker experience

Current drivers licence

Consent to a full Police Vetting Check under the Vulnerable Children's Act 2014

About our organisation:

Capital and Coast DHB (CCDHB) is located centrally in Wellington and has over 6,000 full-time equivalent staff, making us one of the major employers in the Wellington region. CCDHB operates two hospitals – Wellington Regional Hospital in Newtown and Kenepuru Hospital in Porirua – as well as the Kapiti Health Centre at Paraparaumu.

The Mental Health, Addiction and Intellectual Disability Service (MHAIDS) spans three DHBs - Wairarapa, Hutt Valley and Capital and Coast DHB’s and includes local, regional, and national services. The local MHAIDS services are provided from multiple sites within the 3DHB sub-region – greater Wellington, Hutt Valley and Wairarapa.

Applications will not be accepted via email. All candidates applying for any of our current vacancies must complete an online application form by clicking the 'Apply Now' button. Queries to Wendy.Shardlow@ccdhb.org.nz

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