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Registered Mental Health Professional – TAM

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

Company/Organisation Name:

Emerge Aotearoa

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About the Company/Organisation

Nāu te rourou, nāku te rourou, ka ora ai te iwi – With your food basket and my food basket the people will thrive

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

To apply for this role please visit our careers site – Registered Mental Health Professional | TAM – Careers at Emerge Aotearoa and register your details – This role will be advertised until filled.


Job Description

He kōrero mō te tūranga - The role

Due to expansion and internal promotions, we are looking for a registered Mental Health Professional to work in our forensic rehabilitation service. Working in this small, cohesive team of other Mental Health Professionals, Support Workers and your Manager, you will be well supported and exposed to challenging but rewarding work.

Our service is a 24/7 residential forensic rehabilitation service with the capacity to house five x clients. This role offers the opportunity to work with clients from a forensic perspective, taking the clinical lead and supporting them to rehabilitate and reintegrate back into the community. This role also includes providing coaching and mentoring to Support Workers in order to achieve great health outcomes for our clients.

You'll bring your relevant clinical knowledge and post qualifying experiences from the nursing/mental health sector and apply and expand them with the main goal of improving the services for our Tangata Whaiora.

You will do this through the following:

  • Integrating clinical and rehabilitation knowledge and competencies with recovery approaches to provide quality services to clients and their family/whanau
  • Facilitating clients to work towards their personal goals and aspirations
  • Providing dedicated key support to clients
  • Conducting assessments and reviews

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 and supporting people through their recovery and relevant qualification in nursing

  • Current registration with a professional body covered by HPCA 2003 Act, Social Work Registration, Nursing, Occupational Therapist or DAAPANZ
  • Two or more years' experience in working within the mental health sector
  • 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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