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Mental Health Support Worker

  • Do you have experience supporting people with Mental health issues?
  • Do you have a passion for making a difference for people in your community?
  • Are you flexible in the hours and days you can work?

We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated, and resilient individual to join our supported accommodation service as a casual Mental Health Support Worker.

Specialist Accommodation Service (Hillcrest) is contracted by the Ministry of Health to provide a Housing and Recovery service for people who have a chronic and disabling mental illness. Many residents also have other issues such as substance abuse, intellectual disability, or physical health problems. Some are under the Mental Health Act. We are a cluster of six homes in a suburban neighbourhood, close to QEII Park and Raumati beach. Staff work across the site, supporting residents to set goals, manage medication, complete activities of daily living, and explore new possibilities for growth and development.

We work closely with local health and support services and are a dynamic team of diverse individuals. Our services are founded on IHC's utter commitment to supporting people with disabilities to lead satisfying lives in the community and to providing housing and tenancy services to people in need.

In this role you will:

  • Assist people to develop and maintain community relationships and networks
  • Support people to strengthen their capacity to be safe and a valued member of their family, whanau and the community
  • Support people to live a healthy lifestyle

What we offer you:

  • Opportunities to build your long-term career in the disability sector
  • Ongoing support to achieve your National certificates in Health and Wellbeing
  • Generous long-service leave entitlements and Insurance benefit
  • "Refer a friend" Bonus programme
  • Employee Assistance programme service anytime you might need counselling support
  • $21.84- $27.43 per hour depending on relevant qualifications, with the ability to earn more as you gain qualifications

Requirements:

  • Experience within the mental health or caregiving field, and the desire to work with people with a mental illness
  • A commitment to respecting the rights of people with a mental illness and to supporting them to achieve their goals
  • Be able to work with a diverse range of people with a non-judgmental approach
  • Be willing to develop new skills and gain National Certificate in Mental Health qualification
  • Be flexible in your availability (including being able to work evenings, weekends, sleepovers and awake overnights)
  • Have a full NZ drivers' licence or be able to gain this within 3 months
  • Pass a full New Zealand police clearance (Vulnerable Children's Act 2014)
  • Have the legal right to work in New Zealand

We work closely with local health and support services and are a dynamic team of diverse individuals. Our services are founded on IHC's utter commitment to supporting people with disabilities to lead satisfying lives in the community and to providing housing and tenancy services to people in need.

The IHC Group is committed to Te Tiriti o Waitangi and actively seek a diverse applicant pool. We encourage candidates of all backgrounds to apply. We welcome all kinds of diversity and the different perspectives such diversity brings to our work.

When requested, you must be able to provide proof of your full vaccination (two doses received) against COVID-19, as mandated by the government. If you have a valid exemption from vaccination, we will consider that against the requirements of the role applied for and our operational environment.

Applicants can direct enquiries about position to: Taylor Spence - 078387698