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Community Support Worker - Thames

Where you’ll be working: Manaaki Centre – Thames Hospital

The details: Permanent - 80 hours per fortnight

Exciting opportunity to join the Hauraki Community Mental Health and Addiction Services

The Hauraki Mental Health Service and equity partner Te Korowai Hauora o Hauraki are undertaking a significant transformation to integrate mental health and wellbeing care for all whānau in Hauraki. Together the services will work collaboratively to deliver mental health and wellbeing care in the Thames-Coromandel region to improve outcomes for Māori and wellbeing for all whānau. In addition, the service transformation will provide whānau choice in the services they access, in the right place at the right time and by the right provider.

As an integrated service we cover the continuum of care from primary-level community healthcare to specialised, secondary care, including Infant Child and Adolescent, Adult Mental Health, Addictions Services from several locations as well as our new Piri ki te Kainga: Step-Up Step-Down service.

The Piri ki te Kainga: Step Up Step Down service is one of the Closer to Home intiatives and consists of 4 sub-acute beds based at Thames Hospital and a wraparound service for whānau. We are recruiting for new kaimahi to work in our new Step-Up Step-Down sub-acute and across our community mental health team.

This is an exciting opportunity to become part of a team of culturally aware Mental Health Clinicians & Support workers dedicated to making a difference in the lives of service users/tāngata whaiora and their whānau.

Please click here to view the position description.


The Waikato District Health Board Health & Safety has a policy that includes ensuring that you comply with the Health Order announced 11 October 2021 and with the Waikato DHB’s Vaccine Preventable Diseases for Employees policy. The policy prescribes the required vaccinations including COVID19 for all employees of Waikato DHB. COVID-19 vaccinations are mandatory before you commence employment.

Why us:

The Waikato District Health Board (DHB) is one of the largest of 20 DHBs in New Zealand. We plan, fund and provide health and disability support services to a population of more than 400,000. We run five hospitals across the district – a tertiary hospital in Hamilton, a secondary hospital in Thames, and three rural hospitals in Te Kuiti, Taumarunui, and Tokoroa.

Waikato Hospital in Hamilton is one of New Zealand’s largest tertiary, teaching hospitals with over 600 inpatient beds and 22 operating theatres. Clinical specialities include Women’s and Children Services, Cardiology / Cardiothoracic Surgery, Oncology and Haematology, Surgical services, and Mental Health and Addiction. Waikato Hospital is the Midland regional referral centre for multiple specialties including trauma surgery, oncology, and neurology.

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 Amy Martin, Charge Nurse Manager on 021 761 948

Application closing date: open till filled


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