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Kāhui Ako - Registered Mental Health Professional (SW/OT/RN)

Tīhore Mai I Uta Tīhore Mai I Tai – Early Intervention school-based mental health service

A Kāhui Ako is also known as a Community of Learning (COL) or a Learning Cluster based around a group of schools usually in a geographical area.

We have 3 full-time permanent positions available - 40 hours per Kāhui Ako, per week. (A job share in any of the below Kāhui Ako may be considered.)

  • Mount Maunganui Kāhui Ako
  • Opotiki Kāhui Ako
  • Tauranga Peninsula Kāhui Ako

These roles are working within the Kāhui Ako and also linked to Maternal Infant, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (COL MICAMHS) Tauranga and Voyagers (Whakatane).

Each position will work with one of the Kāhui Ako specified above within its Learning Support Delivery model to ensure that tamariki with mental health and wellbeing needs are identified, and interventions are put into place to support their emotional and mental health resilience from a whānau perspective.

So, if you are passionate about providing mental health early intervention and prevention to tamariki in Years 1-8 within a Kāhui Ako (cluster of schools), and you are innovative, flexible, creative and comfortable with working primarily in a schools-based setting then we want to hear from you!

Please indicate the Kāhui Ako in which you are interested in working.

The successful candidates will be experienced Child & Adolescent Mental Health Professionals ideally with knowledge of the community of each Kāhui Ako and the competency to work effectively within diverse communities. Relevant skills in individual, whānau and group work are essential.

The Bay of Plenty District health Board and MICAMHS have made a commitment to evidence-based practice. Please see the job description attached.

Our values of Compassion, All-one-team, Responsive and Excellence are at the centre of everything we do. We are looking for someone who demonstrates, exudes and embeds behaviours consistent with our Manaakitanga values as well as the above skills and experience.

The BOPDHB are committed to improving Māori health outcomes and achieving health equity for Māori through Te Tiriti o Waitangi obligations. It is essential you demonstrate an awareness of Māori indigenous rights and current issues in relation to health and health equity.

All applications are to be made online.


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