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Tangaroa Co-Ordinator/ Mental Health Professional

Location: Porirua, Wellington (Tangaroa)

Service: Intensive Rehabilitation Regional Rehabilitation Service. Mental Health Addictions & Intellectual Disability Service (MHAIDS)

Contract: Permanent, Full Time. Monday - Friday

About the role

This is a role working within the Occupational Therapy team in developing, coordinating and delivering therapeutic occupation for the service with a rehabilitation and recovery focused approach. The role is to coordinate the resource centre and therapeutic program. The role will:

include co-ordinating the resource centre activities, planning, designing, facilitating and evaluating groups, ordering resources, liaising and supporting sessional workers and other agencies

Invite and encourage other members of the MDT to participate and facilitate in programmes.


1. To coordinate the daily activities of Tangaroa which provides a supported and structured environment in which all Tangata whaiora are able to build strengths and accomplish recovery in a way which is consistent with their goals.

2. To develop a programme in consultation with the clinical team which will provide:

a safe, relaxed and sociable atmosphere

an environment that enhances motivation and socialisation

a range of meaningful occupations

structured and unstructured, recovery, vocational, social and educational groups

allows opportunities for assessment and observation of mental state, and occupational performance and risk

3. You may be asked to chair other group meetings which are related to OT activities, events and therapies that may occur in Tangaroa.

Skills & Experience

New Zealand registered Occupational Therapist, Nurse or Social Worker with a current APC

Self-motivated and able to work both independently and within a team environment.

Experience in working with tangata whaiora/consumer with severe mental health symptoms

Ideally an OT with community, physical health and inpatient mental health experience

Previous experience in a Mental health day programme. The coordinator needs to be proficient or an experienced staff member to run the activity centre.

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.

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