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Programme Manager (0.6 fte) - Mental Health & Addictions credentialing programme

Nau mai, Haere mai! Haere mai ki te Comprehensive Care hei painga mō ngā tangata.

We have a great opportunity for an experienced Programme Manager with experience in education, primary health care, mental health and addictions to integrate these interests and expertise to manage the highly successful Collaborative Mental Health and Addictions Credentialing programme for Primary Health Care nurses.

Who we are

We are a Primary Healthcare Organisation with a focus on more than good health - we want everyone to enjoy optimal health and wellbeing. We’ve made it our mission to serve our community by championing, sourcing and sharing progressive and accessible health and wellbeing services with whānau at its heart.

About the role

This role involves leading, coordinating, planning and facilitating the programme of education for primary health care (PHC) nurses across the Metro Auckland DHBs and PHOs to enhance the competency and confidence of PHC nurses, particularly practice nurses in their everyday practice when supporting individuals and whānau impacted with common mental health and addiction issues. You will:

  • Demonstrate outstanding relationship and stakeholder management skills and liaise closely with key DHB and PHO stakeholders and established link people to prepare 2 cohorts of 30 nurses (10 per DHB ideally) per year to undertake the programme.
  • Engage and recruit all nursing participants, supervisors and reflective practice support people, proactively working to achieve 100% programme completion rate by responding to participant’s individual and group needs in a culturally responsible and timely manner.
  • Take an inclusive approach to facilitating the programme and co-operatively work to meet the cultural needs of the programme which spans a diverse population and broad geographical spread of services.
  • Work in partnership with Māori, Pacific and other communities as needed and seeks cultural advice and support.
  • Provide information on accountability areas for quarterly organisational reporting and external communications activities.

What you will bring

You will bring recognised expertise and credibility in mental health/addictions with at least 5 years’ experience; particularly in the primary health care context and specifically general practice teams. In addition, you will have:

  • Understanding of Te Ao Māori and working knowledge of Te Tiriti O Waitangi, cultural safety and how this impacts the programme, education and the people involved
  • Understanding of Pacific, Asian and other migrant communities’ perspective on mental wellness
  • Understanding of the causes of health inequities and what perpetuates these
  • Experience in programme coordination/project management and education
  • Evidence of successful teaching skills; particularly facilitation of groups for learning
  • Proven ability in networking effectively across health and other disciplines.

Essential to this role

  • Digital savvy to leverage technology for optimum programme design and delivery, along with insightful report writing and delivery
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with professional presentation
  • Effective time-management skills: ability to prioritise and deliver results
  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality
  • A can-do attitude and approach
  • Strong collaboration and relationship-building skills

Desirable to this role

In addition to the above, if you are a registered nurse or health professional with a post-graduate qualification in mental health or related health area, this would be an advantage. Educator experience with comprehensive understanding of continuous quality improvement concepts and management of risk would also be a bonus.

How to apply

We'll be reviewing applications as we receive them, so if this sounds like an opportunity for you, apply today!

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