Community Mental Health professionals (Care and Recovery and Community Acute Service) at Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand Te Toka Tumai Auckland, Auckland
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
- Our adult community mental health services are seeking experienced mental health professionals to join our teams.
- Permanent, full-time and part-time opportunities available across the different teams.
- Care and Recovery roles are Monday to Friday
- Community Acute Service roles are rostered Monday to Sunday and include weekend and night shifts.
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 works 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).
For further details, please refer to the position descriptions:
Nga Pūkenga Motuhake | Important Skills
We will consider applications from registered occupational therapists, mental health nurses, psychologists, and social workers.
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.
This is ideal for a mental health professional who has experience and skills working with people from a range of cultural backgrounds.
You will also need the following:
- Applicants will need to demonstrate excellent communication skill as we are seeking someone who is dedicated to empowering and enabling service-users.
- 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.
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.
Immigration NZ has introduced a new Accredited Employer Work Visa system from 4 July 2022 that includes a simplified residency process for health workers on the new “Green List” of occupations – and this position is one of those designated critical positions! For successful candidates offered a position with us who require a Work Visa, we will provide support with their Visa application. Here are the links to two key pages of NZ Immigration's official site for more information: Immigration NZ Accredited Employer Work Visa and Immigration NZ Green List Occupations
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.
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.
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 accessibility, or technical issues with the online process, please contact Suzanne Morgan - Recruitment Consultant at email@example.com or 021 461 532 to discuss how we can best support your application.
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand Te Toka Tumai Auckland|
|Position type:||Permanent Full time|
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