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Mental Health Professional – Te Whare Raapoi

Job posted: 28/11/2022
Job closes: 21/12/2022

Company/Organisation Name:

Emerge Aotearoa

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About the Company/Organisation

The Emerge Aotearoa group is a large and diverse group of entities united by our values and vision. We provide support and seek to improve the wellbeing of people who are homeless, live in poverty, experience addictions challenges, are unemployed, have physical/intellectual disabilities and/or experience mental distress. We are committed to strengthening whānau together so that communities thrive and we do this by providing innovative and diverse services that are culturally responsive and appropriate.

How to Apply

Apply for this role via our careers site – Mental Health Professional | Te Whare Raapoi – Careers at Emerge Aotearoa and upload your CV and cover letter telling us about yourself! This role will be advertised until filled so apply today.


Job Description

He kōrero mō te tūranga - The role

We are looking for a mental health professional to join our small dynamic team within a forensic rehabilitation and recovery residential setting. You will be working with seven clients, both male and female, in supporting their recovery journey.

As part of your role, you will be doing assessments with clients and preparing risk management plans. You will work with tangata whaiora on goals that could include budgeting, shopping, and helping them learn how to orientate and adjust into community living in areas.

You will be in involved in planning activities and programs. Part of your role will require you to support and coach Support workers, work with clinical teams and support not only colleagues but your Service Manager.

The shifts are rostered for morning (7am to 3.30pm) and afternoon (3pm to 11.30pm). This role will include working weekends.

He kōrero mōu - About you

You'll be a 'glass half full' type of person, with a positive outlook on an ever changing, evolving organisation full of opportunity. A flexible approach to work, strong work ethic and professional boundaries is important. Your assertiveness, accountability and compassion for people will serve you well here. You will be a team player.

You will have a passion for forensic mental health and supporting people through their recovery and a relevant qualification in Nursing, Social Work or Occupational Therapy.

You will also need the following:

  • Current registration with a professional body covered by HPCA 2003 Act, Social Work Registration, Nursing, Occupational Therapist or DAAPANZ
  • Some experience in working within the mental health sector is preferred but we will also consider a recent graduate
  • Full New Zealand driver's licence

Ko tā mātou mahi - We offer:

  • Although we are a residential service, we are set up so Kaimahi can maintain to better work life balance
  • Additional paid leave allowances including, three wellbeing days, five days study leave and long service leave
  • Supportive team and manager with the opportunity for group supervision, co-reflection and we pay for maintenance of annual registration
  • Wellbeing subsidies and access to the use of our other services such as counselling, budgeting, and mental health workshops
  • Opportunity for professional development through learning grants, training opportunities and growth within a national organisation
  • Fun events and activities with the team and the residents

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