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Mental Health Professional – Occupational Therapist / Social Worker, ACOS

  • Permanent position – full time (40 hours per week)
  • Be a key part in the recovery journey of our Service Users / Tangata Whai ora.
  • Use your skills and knowledge to improve health outcomes.?

Te whiwhinga mahi | The Opportunity

Join the Assertive Community Outreach Service (ACOS), an intensive Community Mental Health Team in the High and Complex Needs Services.

Our multi-disciplinary team work with people who need support to engage with mental health services and present with high risks associated with their mental health. We aim to provide flexible, collaborative and responsive treatment and support to our Service Users/Tangata Whai ora. We are a mobile team based in Point Chevalier, Auckland that covers all of the Auckland District Health Board area.

We provide comprehensive mental health support with a focus on whanau/family involvement. You will apply your mental health knowledge and skills to undertake thorough assessments, including risk management and provide appropriate and collaborative treatment and support using a case management approach. As an ideal candidate for this role, you will demonstrate initiative, enjoy teamwork and have a good knowledge of community resources.

For further details, please refer to the position description here.

Nga Pūkenga Motuhake | Important Skills

You will be a Mental Health Professional registered with a New Zealand professional board with a current Practising Certificate or eligible for the same. It is desirable that you have three years experience or more working in mental health settings, ideally with community experience.

This is a permanent, full time role working 10 days per fortnight on a Monday to Sunday roster. You will be working one or two weekend days per month, as agreed. A full and clean driver licence is essential for this role.

Ko wai mātou | Our Organisation

We are Te Whatu Ora Te Toka Tumai Auckland. We provide health and disability services to more than half a million people living in central Auckland, regional services for Northland and greater Auckland, and specialist national services for the whole of New Zealand. Our main sites are Auckland City Hospital, Greenlane Clinical Centre and Starship Children’s Hospital, located in central Auckland.

We are part of Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand, the overarching organisation for New Zealand’s national health service. Te Whatu Ora leads the day-to-day running of the health system, with functions delivered at local, district, regional and national levels.

We are committed to upholding Te Tiriti o Waitangi and providing culturally safe care. We value role modelling manaakitanga as demonstrated by Ngāti Whātua in the gifting of their whenua on which our hospitals stand. We aspire to having a workforce reflective of the communities we serve and achieving equitable outcomes for all.

For more information about this role please contact Hiring manager, Brendan Porter – Clinical Team Leader on 021 533 792

He aha ngā painga o tēnei mahi mōu | Why you will enjoy working here

We recognise there is more to life than mahi | work, and we encourage and provide access to all our staff several services and benefits to support themselves whilst they are employed within Te Toka Tumai Auckland.

For more information on what we offer, please click here.

Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to apply

Apply now at quoting job title and reference number ADHB17927

Please attach a Cover Letter and your latest CV.

If you have any queries about this opportunity or accessibility or technical issues with the online process, please contact Reshma Amin, Recruitment Consultant at or 021574042 to discuss how we can best support your application.

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