Community Support Worker at Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand Waikato, Waikato
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
Where you’ll be working: Wairoa CBD, 87 Alexandra Street, Hamilton
The details: Permanent- 40 Hours per week (1.0 FTE)
Be part of the national transformation in Health
Exciting opportunity to join a Mental Health and Addiction Service for tamariki, rangatahi and whanau.
Te whiwhinga mahi | The Opportunity
This role offers great opportunities to work in a team to support tamariki and rangatahi in the acute phase of their recovery, improve the lives of whānau who experience serious mental health issues, and to achieve equity for Māori. The team has a strong emphasis on whānau involvement in the recovery of their loved ones care. As a community-based service, we are open Monday to Friday.
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Mō tātou Ratonga | About our Service
We are the Te Whatu Ora, Waikato Infant Child and Adolescent Mental Health and Addiction Service - Hamilton (ICAMHS). We provide specialist services for infants, tamariki and rangatahi experiencing serious mental health challenges. If you enjoy wide open green spaces, cycle trails, textile learning, waananga, whakapapa research or connection and much more, then living and working in the Waikato would suit you.
Mōu | About you
Required skills & experience you will need to be considered for this role:
You are someone committed to working in a whānau centred way that includes providing services in a way that meets the needs of all tamariki, rangatahi, whānau, hapu and Iwi.
This position would suit a person committed to doing their best to achieve overall whānau wellbeing.
Being active in the local iwi or hapu and an awareness and understanding of te iwi maori me oona tikanga, (maori culture and values) and being able to connect with the whanau on all levels would be an asset to this role.
Open minded, culturally aware and able to handle any situation that may be thrown your way is something the ideal candidate would need to display on a daily basis.
Ko wai mātou | Our Organisation
Te iwi Ngakaunui – People at Heart
Whakamana – Give and earn respect
Whakaronga – Listen to me; Talk to me
Mauri Pai – Fair play
Whakapakari – Growing the good
Kotahitanga – Stronger together
It is not very often something happens that is big; like, really big. Big to the point that it will touch the lives of every single person in the country. That is what we are talking about here. The provision of Health in Aotearoa New Zealand, and how its run is about to change in a big way.
Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand and Te Aka Whai Ora - Māori Health Authority will together shape the delivery of Health services in Aotearoa New Zealand for generations to come, and will form the core of a modern and integrated service looking after the needs of all our Whānau.
We are dedicated to achieving health equity for Māori and other priority populations. We are a Crown entity and an active partner in Te Tiriti o Waitangi. Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand is guided by Te Tiriti o Waitangi and is committed to upholding the articles.
Here at Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand, Waikato we have a team of 8,000 working across the Waikato where everyone plays a vital role in the care of our patients – directly or non-directly. Our vision is Healthy People. Excellent Care.
Te Whatu Ora, Waikato serves the largest Māori population and third largest Pacific population in Aotearoa New Zealand. Waikato Hospital in Hamilton is one of New Zealand’s largest tertiary, teaching hospitals with over 600 inpatient beds and 22 operating theatres. Clinical specialities include Women’s and Children Services, Cardiology / Cardiothoracic Surgery, Oncology and Haematology, Surgical services, and Mental Health and Addiction. Waikato Hospital is the Midland regional referral centre for multiple specialties including trauma surgery, oncology, and neurology.
We are a values-based and inclusive organisation that is committed to deliver the best health outcomes for our total population. Reflecting the population we serve is an important part of the care we deliver to the community. We strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds with the necessary capability and who share our values to apply. We proactively develop pathways that maximise opportunity for Māori and encourage Māori to apply.
He aha Waikato
Waikato is the fourth largest region in Aotearoa New Zealand and located just south of Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland. It features a wide range of world-class outdoor and cultural experiences. You can surf the world-famous beaches of Whāingaroa Raglan, swim at the beautiful beaches of the Kapanga Coromandel, hike our majestic mountain ranges, tour the Hobbiton shire, experience the magic of the Waitomo glow worm caves, and encounter a vast array of flora and fauna at the remarkable Maungatautari Ecological Reserve.
Waikato is the home of the Kiingitanga and rich in Māori culture. Waikato Hospital sits on whenua gifted by Waikato iwi, situated on the banks of the mighty Waikato Awa, Hamilton is New Zealand’s largest metropolitan inland city. Hamilton’s vibrant city centre and rich cultural mix makes it an ideal place to experience the authentic friendly Kiwi lifestyle.
Learn more about living in the mighty Waikato here
Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to apply
Please apply directly online, applications are not able to be accepted via email.
For any queries about the role please contact Heidi Steyn, Charge Nurse Manager or Terereawai Kipa-Kearns, Associate Charger Nurse Manager on (07) 839 8886.
Closing date: 3 April 2023
A national Vaccination Policy which includes COVID19 is under development. In the interim, a Health and Safety Risk Assessment against the requirements of the role will apply to unvaccinated candidates and employees and appropriate risk mitigation (e.g. extra PPE, RAT testing) may be taken as a result. Please note that when a Vaccination Policy is introduced it will apply to this role and need to be supported.
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
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|Position type:||Permanent Full time|
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