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Wellness Advisor

Wellness Advisor, it starts with you!

  • Based in Hastings
  • Salary starting from Salary $73.498,00
  • Permanent

About the role

NZ Police provide Wellness Services to all Police staff through our network of Wellness Advisors based at Stations across the country.

If you have a strong background in clinical mental health and are a Registered Social Worker, Nurse or Occupational Therapist, or have a Masters in Counselling with relevant professional body membership and are looking for change and a challenge then apply to work as part of our team of NZ Police Wellness Advisors. NZ Police Wellness Advisors provide a variety of services to our staff including activities and interventions to minimise the impact of trauma and build resilience including;

  • Provision of mental health assessment and brief interventions
  • Screening for the impact of trauma, providing brief psychosocial interventions and referrals, as needed to NZ police contracted psychologists, under the NZ Police Trauma Support policy
  • Carrying out a variety of tasks designed to promote or support psychological wellbeing in the workplace
  • Providing psychological first aid to police who attend critical incidents
  • Building resilience through psychosocial education to adults as individuals and groups

What you’ll bring

Being part of the Police whānau is about being our best to ensure our communities are safe and feel safe. Our Core Competencies provide a shared understanding of the behaviours, leadership and technical competence required for success at each level of Police. Whilst we are looking for skills, knowledge and experience relevant to the role, we also place high importance on your state of mind, the alignment of your values with ours, your ability to contribute to and build high performing teams, and the way that you lead yourself or others. You will;

  • Have a strong background in clinical mental health skills and knowledge
  • Have high levels of personal and professional flexibility and agility and the ability to be calm under pressure
  • Have the ability to integrate trauma informed care principles into everyday activities
  • Have an understanding of adult education and confidence in group settings
  • Be a team player with a good sense of humour

Special Requirements:

  • Professional qualification (Mental Health Nurse, Social Worker, Mental Health Occupational Therapist) or Masters in Counselling
  • Must have current registration and practicing certificate and /or professional body membership
  • Must have a minimum of 5 years recent mental health experience or similar

Additional Information:

  • Must reside Napier /Hastings area
  • Full time, 40 hours per week
  • NZ Police pays for your annual practicing certificate, a standby allowance for on call, allowances if travelling overnight and monthly external professional supervision
  • Your team is dispersed throughout the Lower North Island and South Island Police District. You will need to be available to travel within your District (a vehicle is provided) and on occasion travel outside of District may be required.
  • A comprehensive orientation will be provided along with ongoing peer support.
  • Your Team Leader is based at Police National HQ so being comfortable with remote management and using technology to join with meetings (or being willing to learn to learn) is essential
  • Applicants must be a NZ or Australian citizen, or a Permanent NZ resident to apply for this position

This role is set at Individual Contributor level, this means your key purpose is “to deliver or enable others to deliver Our Business”.

We will ask you questions based on “How we will deliver Our Business – Core Competencies” and the appropriate role level, i.e. Individual Contributor.

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About us

Our mission is to be the safest country by delivering services that ensure New Zealand communities are confident, safe and secure.

Working Flexibly

Your wellbeing inside and outside of work is important to us. We’re open to discussing flexible working options that work for both you and the business.

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How to apply

Please note: Applications submitted directly through the Government Jobs Website are no longer considered. Please visit our Police Careers page: to apply for this position.

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Applications close 5pm, Wednesday 28th April 2021