Qualification and programme overview
This qualification is delivered as an apprenticeship that is well-supported and resourced with a team of Apprenticeship Advisors providing pastoral care and support.
The Apprenticeship in Social and Community Services gives your staff the skills they need to work alongside people, family and whānau and apply a person-centred approach to their
The Mental Health and Addiction Support strand enables apprentices to develop and demonstrate the skills they need to work alongside people, family and whānau to support
autonomy by using tools and strategies to foster hope, support recovery and build resilience.
The programme includes developing and/or recognising the following competencies in your staff:
- Engaging and communicating with people, family and whānau who are accessing mental health and addiction services in a manner which respects their socio-cultural identity,
experiences and self-knowledge.
- Developing relationships and supporting a goal of improving outcomes for people with mental health and addiction issues.
- Demonstrating a knowledge of kawa and tikanga and the ability to relate the unique place Māori have as tangata whenua in Aotearoa in their role.
- Understanding New Zealand’s health and wellbeing challenges and the impact on their role.
- Displaying self-awareness, reflective practice and personal leadership in the workplace.
- Actively contributing to a culture of professionalism, safety and quality in the workplace.
- Gaining an in-depth knowledge of a condition or impairment and situation or issue and applying the new knowledge to the people they support.
Visit our Apprenticeship pages to learn more about health and wellbeing apprenticeships.