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Mental Health Support Worker - Tawhirimatea

Location: Porirua, Wellington

Contract: Permanent Full time (.93fte) normally rostered and rotating

Service: Tawhirimatea - Regional Rehabilitation Inpatient Services

About the role:

Tawhirimatea is 29 bed safe care facility which provides rehabilitation services to people within Te Korowai –Whariki’s Rehabilitation Service. This is a regional innovative supportive service which works alongside clients in supporting their journey of recovery using a multidisciplinary team approach.

We are looking for innovative and committed MH Support Workers to join the inpatient teams. The rehabilitation inpatient units provide consumers with specialised care with a focus on recovery and rehabilitation in both secure and open settings. An exciting opportunity exists to be part of committed, innovative and creative teams implementing multi-disciplinary approach for consumers within the Regional Forensic and Rehabilitation Services. We are a progressive service committed to providing a culture of ongoing professional development for staff through regular in-service training and support towards external education.

The Mental Health Support Worker (MHSW) is part of the unregulated health workforce and therefore must always work under direction and/or delegation of a Registered Nurse (RN). The MHSW role is task-specific and has defined boundaries. You will work alongside the health care team & assist the RN to meet the patient/client needs when it is appropriate.

Specific training will be provided to ensure the MHSW has appropriate skills according to the employer and service expectations.


  • Minimum of level 3 NZQA National Certificate in Community Health Support Services (or equivalent qualification).
  • Practicing in a manner that service users determine as being culturally safe
  • Respect and collaboration in practice
  • An effective communicator and a team player
  • Good written and oral English skills.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to the Treaty of Waitangi.
  • Hold a full drivers’ licence.
  • Able to pass a police and MOJ check and have no criminal conviction

About our organisation:

Capital and Coast DHB (CCDHB) is located centrally in Wellington and has over 6,000 full-time equivalent staff, making us one of the major employers in the Wellington region. CCDHB operates two hospitals - Wellington Regional Hospital in Newtown and Kenepuru Hospital in Porirua - as well as the Kapiti Health Centre at Paraparaumu.

TheMental Health, Addiction and Intellectual Disability Service (MHAIDS) spans three DHBs - Wairarapa, Hutt Valley and Capital and Coast DHB's and includes local, regional, and national services. The local MHAIDS services are provided from multiple sites within the 3DHB sub-region - greater Wellington, Hutt Valley and Wairarapa.

Te Korowai Whāriki is part of the Mental Health Addiction and Intellectual Disability Service, 3 DHB which covers the central region from Tairawhiti on the East Coast across to Wanganui and south to Wellington and Wairarapa. It encompasses Central Regional Forensic inpatient and community services, Youth Forensic service, Inpatient Rehabilitation and Extended Care Services, and Intellectual Disability services. Located about 20 minutes away from central Wellington, in Porirua, the Regional Rehabilitation units provide consumers with specialised care with a focus on recovery and rehabilitation in both secure and open settings.

This is a progressive service, committed to providing a culture of ongoing professional development for staff through regular clinical supervision, excellent professional development & recognition program, regular in-service training and support towards external education.

How to apply:

Applications will not be accepted via email. All candidates applying for any of our current vacancies must complete an online application form by clicking the 'Apply Now' button.

Please ensure your uploaded CV and cover letter is in either Word or PDF format. For further information on this role, please email

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