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Mental Health Recovery Support Workers

He waka eke noa

We are all in this together

We are looking for Casual Recovery Support Workers who promote Whānau Ora in their practice and have a passion for supporting Whānau Whaiora to achieve their whānau goals.

Tēnā koe

He whakamārama mō Tui Ora | About us

Tui Ora is a kaupapa Māori organisation, providing a range of wellbeing services to whānau in Taranaki. We employ passionate, professional people to fit with our whānau team culture. We value highly skilled, committed community-focussed individuals to support this kaupapa, and we currently have an exciting opportunity.

Mō te tūranga | About the role

Te Whare Mahana and Tira Motuhake Support Service operates seven days per week, 24 hours per day. Te Whare Mahana is the name of our whare that houses Whānau Whaiora who are supported by mental health clinical teams. Whānau Whaiora stay in this supported environment to achieve their whānau goals and regain their independence before transitioning back into the community.

Tira Motuhake provides Whānau Whaiora with support to sustain their whānau goals and independence in their own homes within the community. As the Recovery Support worker, you will provide support for Whānau Whaiora and their whānau under the clinical direction of a Registered Nurse.

We are looking for casuals to work in both Te Whare Mahana and Tira Motuhake. Please clearly state on your application covering letter which services you are applying to work in.

Hours: Tira Motuhake; Morning shift 8am – 4.30pm, with the evening shift starting at 4.30pm through to 8.30pm

Hours: Te Whare Mahana; Morning shift 7am – 3.30pm, afternoon shift 3pm – 11pm, night shift 11pm – 7am.

Kia ekena a angitū | To promote success in this role, you will have

  • A Level 4 Mental Health Certificate or working towards this certification
  • Mental health experience to be able to provide support to Whānau Whaiora and their whānau who present with a wide range of mental health difficulties, physical and co-existing problems
  • Skills, knowledge, and openness to promote and apply Whānau Ora within your practice
  • Passion about Māori health, wellbeing and thriving whānau
  • A full, clean NZ Driver Licence.

Tikanga haumaru | Safety checking

  • Tui Ora is committed to the application of the Children’s Act 2014 and its intent to improve the safety of all children. Safety checking for employment will be required for this role
  • Tui Ora considers that this role falls within coverage of the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Vaccinations) Order 2021 (“the Order”) which is now in effect. You must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 to be able to fulfil the requirements of the ”Order” in this role.

We offer (subject to eligibility criteria):

  • Employment Assistance Programme – EAP
  • Te Reo and cultural learning
  • Boost discount programme
  • Training and development opportunities
  • A professional, fun, and vibrant working whānau environment.

Me pēhea te tono | How to apply

For tracking and evaluation purposes, all applications must be submitted via Tui Ora’s online process. Complete the online application and upload a cover letter and CV. You may also view a position description at this site. If you have not completed the online application and/or uploaded both these documents, your application may not be considered. For further information email

You must be eligible to work in New Zealand to be considered for this position.

This position is open and has no close date, however, applicants will be contacted throughout the recruitment process.

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Nā Tui Ora.