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Mental Health Assistant - Puna Awhi Rua

Where you’ll be working: Henry Rongomau Bennett Centre – Puna Awhi-rua

The details: Permanent – full or part time rostered hours

Come join our team providing sub-acute care, assessment and treatment within a medium secure environment.

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.

Required skills & experience:

• the ability to work collaboratively in a team

• the ability to provide therapeutic care in a secure setting

• strong client focussed work ethic

• sensitivity to bi-cultural issues

• excellent communication skills

• a willingness to participate in professional development.

While experience in forensic mental health is desirable it is not essential.

Please click here to view the position description for 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:

Application closing date: 17 October 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