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.
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