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Mental Health Clinician, Take Charge - Individual Placement and Support Service

Odyssey is launching a new vocational support service for rangatahi aged 18-24 years.

A partnership with the Ministry of Social Development, the Take Charge service is based on the internationally recognised Individual Placement and Support (IPS) model and focuses on supporting rangatahi living with mild to moderate mental health challenges to overcome barriers to employment or training.

We are looking for a mental health clinician with experience working with rangatahi to join our Take Charge team of clinical, employment and peer specialists, based in New Lynn. Utilising effective assessment and treatment tools, you will work in partnership with rangatahi to support them on their chosen work or study pathways.

The successful candidate will have:

· 1-3 years relevant work experience in a similar role, including experience of supporting rangatahi to reach their full potential

· An ability to engage and motivate rangatahi, and establish effective relationships with a range of stakeholders

· A relevant qualification (degree level) e.g., in social work, public health, psychology

· Registration with a relevant professional body e.g., HPCA, Social Work, DAPAANZ, or a commitment to gaining registration

· Experience identifying cognitive and behavioural patterns and a sound understanding of mental health issues

· Experience working in the social services, mental health and/or addictions sectors

· Knowledge of the Treaty of Waitangi and bi-culturalism, and how to apply its principles to their practice

· A full, current New Zealand Driver’s Licence.

In return, we offer:

· A competitive salary and 22 days annual leave

· An opportunity to be part of growing an exciting new service supporting rangatahi

· A supportive, multi-disciplinary organisation with a strong commitment to ongoing professional development.

Take Charge is based on the Individual Placement and Support (IPS) model and uses a multidisciplinary, evidence-based approach to help empower rangatahi experiencing mild to moderate mental health challenges to take their next step. The service offers easily accessible community-based assessment and support to gain and maintain employment or training.

About Odyssey

Since 1980, we have supported thousands of New Zealanders whose lives are affected by addiction and/or mental health challenges. We wholeheartedly believe that everyone living in New Zealand should have the opportunity to live life to the fullest, to feel hopeful about their future and to have meaningful relationships with friends and whānau. Find out more about our work at

All applicants should complete the online registration and application form on Odyssey’s website, and include a CV and cover letter with the application. For all enquiries, please contact Ursula Mochocka in the first instance on 09 623 1447 ext. 727.

Odyssey is an equal opportunity employer and a smoke free organisation. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. Please also note that Police and Ministry of Social Development clearance checks will be required for this role.

Closing date: Monday, 24 May 2021

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