Community Mental Health professionals (Care and recovery and Community Acute Service) - full or part-time
Full or part-time role
Ko wai mātou | Our Organisation
We are Te Whatu Ora Te Toka Tumai Auckland. We provide health and disability services to more than half a million people living in central Auckland, regional services for Northland and greater Auckland, and specialist national services for the whole of New Zealand. Our main sites are Auckland City Hospital, Greenlane Clinical Centre and Starship Children’s Hospital, located in central Auckland.
We are part of Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand, the overarching organisation for New Zealand’s national health service. Te Whatu Ora leads the day-to-day running of the health system, with functions delivered at local, district, regional and national levels.
We are committed to upholding Te Tiriti o Waitangi and providing culturally safe care. We value role modelling manaakitanga as demonstrated by Ngāti Whātua in the gifting of their whenua on which our hospitals stand. We aspire to having a workforce reflective of the communities we serve and achieving equitable outcomes for all.
Te whiwhinga mahi | The Opportunity
Te Te Whatu Ora I Te Toka Tumai has four adult community mental health centres (CMHCs): Manaaki House (Panmure), Cornwall House (Greenlane), Taylor Centre (Ponsonby) and Kainga Tiaki (Mt Eden). We provide a range of high-quality therapeutic programmes with a strong multi-disciplinary focus. You’ll be continually stimulated and challenged as you work with a diverse group of clients presenting a range of mental health needs.
Within our CMHCs we have two services:
The Care and Recovery Service is a multi-disciplinary team that provides a comprehensive range of therapeutic treatment options in collaboration with service users, their families/whānau, and local communities. This is achieved through the assessment and management of the complex health needs of service users, with the provision of effectively planned, episodic care that supports them to manage their overall healthcare needs. Work is Monday to Friday and can be full or part time.
The Community Acute Service provides a comprehensive range of therapeutic treatment options offering and providing intensive home support to service users and their families / whānau as an alternative to in-patient admission. As a key member of this professional, dedicated team, you’ll be assessing and managing the needs of service users that are referred to the service with an acute mental health presentation and increased risk. Our team work Monday to Sunday on a rostered basis, either part time or full time. Members of the CAS also work in our urgent response (crisis) service on a rostered basis (including weekends and night shifts).
Nga Pūkenga Motuhake | Important Skills
This is an opportunity to be a part of a team that will support excellent clinical care into the future, as well as offering the chance to develop your existing mental health knowledge and clinical skills in an established and multidisciplinary work environment. Applicants will need to demonstrate excellent communication skill as we are seeking someone who is dedicated to empowering and enabling service-users. This is ideal for a mental health professional who has experience and skills working with people from a range of cultural backgrounds.
A high level of time management and organisational skills are required. A full and clean NZ driver's licence is essential in this community-based role.
He aha ngā painga o tēnei mahi mōu | Why you will enjoy working here
We recognise there is more to life than mahi | work, and we encourage and provide access to all our staff several services and benefits to support themselves whilst they are employed within Te Toka Tumai Auckland.
For more information on what we offer, please click here.
We will consider applications from registered occupational therapists, mental health nurses, psychologists, and social workers. If you’re interested in one of our positions, please click on the link below, refering to AUC15549. In your coverletter let us know:
• Your preferred location
• Your preferred team (care and recovery or the community acute service)
Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to apply
Please submit your application online, outlining your experience and motivation to apply to this role.
If you have any queries about this opportunity or accessibility or technical issues with the online process, please contact Olive Vallabh, Recruitment Consultant at OVallabh@adhb.govt.nz to discuss how we can best support your application.
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