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Health Improvement Practitioner

Are you looking for a sea change?

Are you looking for an exciting role focused on improving the mental health and wellbeing needs of whānau?

Do you want to live in the beautiful Thames/Coromandel/Hauraki area?

We are looking for a registered mental health professional (social worker, psychologist, counsellor, AOD practitioner) to join our Ohu Hinengaro (primary mental health) team as a Health Improvement Practitioner. This full time (1.0 FTE) role will be based at a designated general practice clinic in Hauraki or the Thames/Coromandel area.

Reporting to the Poukura Hinengaro (Service Manager - Mental Health & Addictions), the role will work closely with our Whānau Health Centre team members, general practice teams, Te Whatu Ora - Mental Health & Addiction colleagues and other Te Korowai Hauora o Hauraki services, to ensure whānau needs are met.

The Health Improvement Practitioner (HIP) is responsible for delivering brief consultation and evidence-based behavioural interventions to individuals, groups, and families/whanau for both mental health and physical health conditions in people of all ages. The HIP provides support to the general practice teams and enhances the capacity to respond to presenting primary mental health concerns. The HIP engages in using an integrated ‘Stepped Model of Care’ that supports whanau needs and support them to move between services.

Our Ohu Hinengaro team also uses a Mahi a Atua approach to transforming systems, processes, and outcomes for whānau and is designed to address health inequalities for Māori, provide whānau with service choices and improve outcomes for whānau. The model is underpinned by Feedback Informed Treatment an evidence-based practice where Mataora/ practitioners gather real-time feedback from whānau using structured measures to identify what is and is not working and then adjust our practice to better meet all whānau needs.

We can offer the successful candidate workplace variety, a supportive team and management structure as well as a competitive salary. We are iwi-owned with a strong focus on providing high-quality affordable health care for our community.

We need someone who is highly engaged and passionate about working with our whānau in a kaupapa Māori environment. The successful candidate will need to be committed to achieving health equity and driving quality improvement to ensure better health outcomes.

If this sounds like you, please apply now!

Applications will be reviewed as they are received.

For a copy of the Position Description, please email your request to:

Closing Date: to remain open until the position is filled.

Mauri Ora.