This short programme is for support workers who are working in other parts of the community and are likely to be working with people with mental distress or addictions.
The programme includes recognising and developing the following competencies in
- Having an understanding of the history of the mental health and addictions sectors and its current influence.
- The ability to carry out tasks and responsibilities of a mental health and/or addiction support worker in a culturally appropriate manner, and contribute to a team.
- Being able to identify different approaches and models of ongoing treatment and apply appropriate treatment approach and ongoing support.
Learners must have completed the New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Social and Community) (Level 4) with strands in Community Facilitation, Community Health Work, Mental Health and Addiction, or Social Services (delivered as Careerforce apprenticeship programmes).
Enrolments will be accepted where an approved programme has been completed with another provider.