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Wellbeing Practitioner

Are you a mental health professional looking to extend and expand your professional practice? Do you have an interest in working with young people?

Do you believe employment is an effective health intervention?

Then we have the perfect job for you! E Ara E is a new vocational support service for rangatahi aged 18-24 years, living in the Auckland region. Delivered in partnership with the Ministry of Social Development, the service is based on the internationally recognised and evidence-based Individual Placement and Support (IPS) model and focuses on supporting rangatahi living with mild to moderate mental health challenges to overcome barriers to employment or training.

We are looking for a capable mental health professional to fill our vacant Wellbeing Practitioner role. You will be joining our team of clinical, employment and peer specialists based in New Lynn. You will be working in partnership with rangatahi, to support them to manage their wellbeing while on their chosen work or study pathways.

Our ideal candidate will have:

· The ability to engage and motivate rangatihi and build relationships with a range of stakeholders

· Relevant work experience in the mental health, addictions or social services sectors, including experience supporting rangatahi to achieve their potential

· A sound knowledge of mental health issues and ability to identify cognitive and behaviour patterns a

· A relevant tertiary qualification e.g., in occupational therapy, social work, nursing, etc. and registration with a relevant professional body e.g., HPCA, Social Work, DAPAANZ, or a commitment to gaining registration

· Knowledge of Te Tiriti o Waitangi principles and how to apply to your own professional practice

· A full, current New Zealand Driver’s Licence.

In return, we offer:

· An opportunity to be part of growing an exciting new service supporting rangatahi

· A competitive salary and 22 days annual leave

· A supportive organization, with a strong commitment to ongoing professional development.

About Odyssey

Since 1980, we have supported thousands of New Zealanders whose lives are affected by addiction and/or mental health challenges. We wholeheartedly believe that everyone living in New Zealand should have the opportunity to live life to the fullest, to feel hopeful about their future and to have meaningful relationships with friends and whānau. Find out more about our work at

If interested in this role, please complete the online registration and application form on Odyssey’s website, including a CV and cover letter with your application. For all enquiries, please contact Ursula Mochocka in the first instance on 09 623 1447 ext. 727.

Closing date: Monday, 28 June 2021