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Community Support Worker - Central South Sector

Where you’ll be working: Community Mental Health, 193 London Street, Hamilton – Central South Sector team

The details: Permanent – 80 hours per fortnight – Monday to Friday

We are seeking an experienced community support worker to join our multidisciplinary team and work together to support our Tangata Whaiora to remain well in the community

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.

With service users/tangata whaiora based both locally and rurally, this role provides an exciting opportunity to work closely with the communities in which people live and support better outcomes. Our area runs from the southern half of urban Hamilton out to Raglan on one side and out to Matamata via Cambridge and including Waharoa on the other side.

The successful applicant will become a valued member of the multidisciplinary team which has a strong focus on collaboration

About the role:

The purpose of this position is to provide practical support to service users who access our service and to provide support to clinical staff who deliver those services.

Responsibilities of the role:

· work under the guidance and supervision of a registered health professional

· undertake duties in a professional and trustworthy manner.

Required skills & experience:

· be open to learning and engage in development opportunities

· be able to work using the guiding principles of the Treaty of Waitangi

· have well developed time management skills with the ability to co-ordinate personal and team tasks in an efficient and organised manner

· be computer literate and have the ability to complete documentation, both written and electronic

· have a current full drivers licence

· have proven experience as a mental health assistant.

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 Julie Taylor - Charge Nurse Manager on 027 583 7480.

Application closing date: 5 April 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