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Project Lead

About the Role

We are looking for an outstanding Project Lead to lead the successful delivery of range of projects, including learning and development projects, to improve the capability of the workforce to appropriately respond to people and their whānau with mental health and addiction needs.

This will include leading and managing the Skills Matter (post entry clinical training) programmes; the primary mental health and addiction education programme for the Department of Corrections Health Centre nurses delivered via Blueprint, and supporting nursing focused initiatives.

This role will also provide nursing advice and input to a range of projects across Te Pou and Blueprint. This role is full-time 40 hours per week working Monday to Friday 8.30 am-5.30 pm

About Te Pou

Te Pou is the national centre of workforce development for the New Zealand mental health, addiction and disability sectors.

We support organisations to implement policy to practice and to develop their workforce with practical resources, consultation and education. We use a sound evidence base that builds better services to improve people's lives.

Our work is internationally recognised and focused on supporting and growing workforce capability and capacity.

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We're looking for a proven clinician who has worked as a mental health and or addiction nurse. You will have experience in developing and delivering education programmes to nurses within the context of best practice adult education.

You will also:

  • ​Have experience working in a strategic environment or involvement in national initiatives
  • Have excellent relationship management skills
  • Have excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Have excellent project management skills, with proven time management and prioritization skills.
  • Preferred but not essential, an understanding of mental health literacy

The Benefits

In this role, you can look forward to flexible work arrangements, extra leave, subsidies for school holiday childcare and a great team around you every day working in an organisation that believes in its' purpose. Be part of a supportive work environment where life balance is encouraged, people are valued, and new solutions are the norm!

Ready to take a look at Te Pou? Then apply now

Closing Date: Wednesday 10 March 2021. Please note, this advert may close if a suitable candidate is found prior to the closing date.

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Contact: Angela Gruar, Manager - Learning and Development - 027 809 7999, if you have any questions