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Community Support Workers – Mental Health Services

Client support work at its most rewarding – manageable caseload, no wasted travel, great teamwork, truly pioneering programmes, based in homely locations.

Connect Supporting Recovery is an established NGO providing recovery focused mental health care service throughout Auckland and Hamilton, with $10million revenues and FTE staff numbers of 170.

A long, strong history of successful growth has resulted in 5 residential and respite facilities, several mobile community teams, assisted employment and housing agencies. There is a mix of peer-led, non-peer, dual diagnosis and collaborative services, including a fledgling but vibrant social enterprise.

We have two full time positions available (40hrs) in our Community Support team. This team is supportive and rich in diversity we welcome new people into the team with open arms. The position may require weekend work.

We’d love to hear from those who can comfortably demonstrate:

• National Certificate or Diploma in Mental Health Support or a relevant qualification equivalent there of.
• A client-centred, recovery focused approach.
• Insight to know when and how to engage with Whanau.
• Experience, instinct and decency to be appropriately culturally sensitive.
• Mountains of empathy with a few peaks of resilience and firmness.
• A full driver’s license.
• A working knowledge of MS Office.

Applicants must share the teams’ deep belief in holistic, face to face, participative and highly inventive recovery based approaches. A sense of fun, team spirit and openness will complement a fine balance of positivity and pragmatism.

Above all, we are looking for those who can embrace the breadth and variety of the role, which ranges from basic practical help to pioneering therapeutic support.

The role of Support Worker, we believe, is the key ingredient for successful client outcomes. Consequently, we provide ample and on-going tools and encouragement to develop, grow and flourish in the role, striving to ensure an environment of learning, teamwork and enjoyment.

Please copy and paste the employment application into your browser to view and complete.

Application form: http://connectsr.org.nz//wp-content/uploads/Employment-application-form.pdf

Please forward your completed employment application form, CV and cover letter to pickme@connectsr.org.nz quoting reference CSWFT.

CSW job description
http://connectsr.org.nz//wp-content/uploads/Community-Support-Worker.pdf

We look forward to working with you.

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Registered Nurse – Short Stay Acute Alternative, Piri Pono

Pioneering peer-led residential service requires a registered nurse to walk alongside guests during their stay, at their stunning Silverdale location.

Connect Supporting Recovery is a reputable NGO providing recovery focused mental health and addictions care service throughout Auckland and Hamilton, with $10million revenues and FTE staff numbers of 140.

There is a mix of peer-led, mainstream, dual diagnosis and collaborative services, including residential and respite facilities, mobile community teams, assisted employment agencies and a fledgling but vibrant social enterprise.

Innovation and flexibility are balanced with practical processes and sound management

An opportunity exists within our interdisciplinary team at Piri Pono, for a nursing position with a sound background in clinical mental health care and an exciting future in community based service delivery.

This is a part-time position offering 2 x 12 hour shifts.

This service will require an individual who can:

• Take responsibility for ensuring all nursing practice and conduct meets ethical and legislative requirements
• Work rostered shifts
• Whilst fully embracing alternative and non-clinical mental health treatment options.
• Work alongside Peer Support Workers who practice within the Intentional Peer Support model;
• Collaborate strongly with guests, their whanau, non-clinical colleagues and WDHB staff;
• To deliver truly negotiated and effective partnership nursing.

We will provide training applicable to the position

Copy and paste the job application and job description into your browser to view.

Application form: http://connectsr.org.nz//wp-content/uploads/Employment-application-form.pdf

Registered nurse PP: http://connectsr.org.nz//wp-content/uploads/Registered-Nurse-Piri-Pono-Job-Description.pdf

Please forward the completed application form, your CV and tailored covering letter to pickme@connectsr.org.nz quoting reference RNPPPT.

We very much look forward to working with you.

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