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Mental Health Support Worker / Kaimahi Tautoko Hauora Hinengaro (Tane Mahuta)

Nau mai, haere mai ki Ūpoko ki te uru hauora.

Location: Intensive Rehabilitation Regional Rehabilitation Service- Tane Mahuta, Porirua.

Service: Mental Health Addictions & Intellectual Disability Service (MHAIDS)

Contract: Permanent, Full Time, Monday - Friday

Salary: $39,908 - $53,214

Kōrero mō te tūranga – About the role

Te Korowai Whāriki is part of the Mental Health Addiction and Intellectual Disability Service, 3 DHB. The Regional Rehabilitation units provide consumers with specialised care with a focus on recovery and rehabilitation in both secure and open settings. We are looking for an innovative and committed Support Worker to join the inpatient team at Tane Mahuta. The successful applicant will be energetic, have the ability to give positive encourage to clients, be flexible with tasks, have energy and be able to work under the direction and delegation of OTs. We are looking for somone to be able to support people with mental health issues to create a daily routine and establish activities on the campus and within the community. Will be asked to assist with facilitating groups targeting specific goals, carry out individual sessions based on a plan, and will encourage and motivate clients to engage and participate.

Mō tō mātou rōpū – About our team

Tane Mahuta has a supportive team culture that works hard to work collaboratively as an MDT in order to deliver best care within an inpatient setting. The immediate OT team is made up of 2 Occupational Therapist and 3 Occupational Therapy Support Workers (OTSW). This team is welcoming and accepting of new ideas.

Moū – About you

  • Practice in a manner that service users determine as being culturally safe
  • Be respectful and able to collaborate in practice
  • Use good communication: written, verbal and electronic skills
  • Ability to work under direction and delegation
  • Full drivers licence
  • Experience in MH forensic rehabilitation
  • Level 3 NZQA National Certificate in Community Health Support Services (or equivalent qualification)

E pā ana ki a tatou – About us

Here at the 2DHBs (Capital & Coast District Health Board and Hutt Valley District Health Boards) we embrace diversity and welcome applications from all people, including all gender identities, ages, ethnicities, sexual orientations, disability and religions. A workforce that is diverse and inclusive means that we are better positioned to understand and serve our community.

The 2DHBs are pro-equity health organisation, with a particular focus on Māori, Pacific Peoples, and the Disability Community.

To find out more about us click on the following links:

Capital and Coast DHB

Hutt Valley DHB

Mental Health, Addiction and Intellectual Disability Service

Me pēhea te tuku tono - How to apply

Click the apply now button to send your application directly to us. For further information on this role please email and indicate the job title and vacancy number (AH083-22) in the subject line.

We require all our employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. This includes the booster dose within six months of receiving the second dose of initial vaccination (for some people the initial vaccination will have comprised of three doses). We are not accepting applications that do not meet this criteria.

Please note we will be reviewing applications when received and will progress through the recruitment process.

Ma tini, ma mano, ka rapa te whai

By joining together we will succeed