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Mental Health Support Worker - Central Sectors

Where you’ll be working: Community Mental Health and Addiction service, He Toa Takitini, 193 London Street, Hamilton – Central South Sector Team

Details: Fixed term for 6 months – full time positions (consideration given to part time)

We are currently seeking Community mental health support workers with a passion for innovation and delivering services differently to join us in further development of the Central South Sector team - providing community based services for individuals that require specialist mental health support. This opportunity for 6 months fixed term is to trial implementation of a different way of delivering our business as usual supports in secondary mental health services.

About the service:

The mental health and addictions service deliver a variety of services across the Waikato region. We are as 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.

With tangata whaiora based both locally and rurally, this role provides an exciting opportunity to work closely with the communities in which people live and support better outcomes. The Central South team area runs from the southern half of urban Hamilton out to Raglan on one side and out to Matamata via Cambridge and including Waharoa on the other side.

The multidisciplinary team is a strong, collaborative team that is based in Hamilton, working Monday to Friday. The successful applicant will be welcomed as a valued member of the multidisciplinary team which has a strong focus on collaboration and tangata whaiora and whanau centric care.

About the role:

The purpose of this position is to provide practical support to tangata whaiora who access our service and to provide support to clinical staff who deliver those services.

Responsibilities of the role:

• work under the guidance and supervision of a registered health professional

• undertake duties in a professional and trustworthy manner.

Required skills & experience:

• be open to learning and engage in development opportunities

• be able to work using the guiding principles of the Treaty of Waitangi

• have well developed time management skills with the ability to co-ordinate personal and team tasks in an efficient and organised manner

• be computer literate and have the ability to complete documentation, both written and electronic

• have a current full drivers licence

• have proven experience as a mental health assistant.

Please click here to view the position description.

COVID-19:

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.

Your application:

Please apply directly online, applications are not able to be accepted via email. For any queries about the role please contact Julie Taylor - Charge Nurse Manager on 027 583 7480.

Application closing date: 7 December 2021

Values

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

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