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Mental Health Assistant - Adult Inpatient Ward 35

Where you’ll be working: Henry Rongomau Bennett Centre on campus at Waikato Hospital – Adult Inpatient Ward 35

The details: Permanent – 80 hours per fortnight - Rostered

We have a position available in our acute mental health ward based at the Henry Rongomau Bennett Centre for those who have a passion for mental health.

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.

About the role:

You will support the service user / Tangata Whaiora to gain stability in their mental health, whilst supporting a recovery pathway.

Required skills & experience:

• previous work experience in a mental health setting

• excellent communication skills and commit to ongoing education and development

• willing and available to work rostered rotating shifts.

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:

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.

What we can offer:

• working within a supportive multidisciplinary team with a recovery focus under the direction of a registered nurse

• training and continuous professional development

• regular supervision

• support and in-service training.

Your application:

Please apply directly online, applications are not able to be accepted via email. For more information, please contact Anthea Clark, Charge Nurse Manager, Ward 35 on (07) 839 8899.

Application closing date: 2 December 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