19 Oct 2021

Full-Time Registered Health Professional- Social Worker, Nurse, or Occupational Therapist

Real – Posted by Wise Management Services LtdHamilton, Waikato, New Zealand

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Job Description

  • Full time position available for a Registered Health Professional
  • Working Monday- Friday, based in Hamilton.
  • Support taiohi (young people) to foster positive relationships, and build their own future.

Ko te ahurei o te tamaiti arahia o tātou mahi – Let the uniqueness of the child guide our work

The Whetu Marewa (Rising Star) services aims to build the confidence, resilience & wellbeing of taiohi (young people) with mental health and addiction related issues by enabling access to a range of supported interventions. Whetu Marewa provides mobile support in a community out-reach approach by offering a Registered Health Professional-led school and community-based clinics.

Your role will involve supporting taiohi (12-24 years) with mild and moderate mental health and addiction concerns and social stressors.

You will be working 40 hours per week – Monday to Friday – 8.30am- 5.00pm in Hamilton

You will be:

  • Delivering Māori cultural interventions including tuakiritanga, whanaungatanga and toi Māori.
  • Facilitating recreational and cultural activities to engage taiohi and help them build skills, confidence, connections and mana Motuhake.
  • Working directly with taiohi (in 1:1 and group capacity), their whanau and their peers with a focus on mana restoring support.
  • Collaborating with local schools and other health supports to identify vulnerable Taiohi.
  • Providing assessment and support to identified taiohi using a range of evidence based interventions.
  • Building awareness and education of mental health and addiction concerns in the community setting.
  • Educating and informing on mental health and wellbeing for taiohi and their whānau.

You will have:

  • Experience working with taiohi Māori and whānau in a community setting.
  • A commitment to a trauma informed care and recovery based approach.
  • Astute understanding of assessment and screening tools.
  • Experience with developing and facilitating group work.
  • Understanding of therapeutic interventions in alignment with culturally competent practice. Therapeutic interventions include: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Motivational Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness skills, Solution Focused Therapy.
  • Experience with mentoring taiohi and young people.
  • Relationship -building skills in school and service settings will be essential.

About the Team
We have an existing, friendly, and highly motivated whānau team already based in Hamilton. You will have access to a centrally-located office, with outreach work in the Hamilton community and neighbouring towns. You will join a team of well connected and experienced people that you will have regular contact with.

About You
We would expect the successful applicant to have advanced skills in working collaboratively with other providers to address complex needs. We need someone who has the ability to support and inspire a team- someone who can work alongside and provide mentoring and information to others.

You’ll be known for your caring, friendly and approachable manner and be passionate about your professional role and identity. You’ll have a non-judgmental approach to working within a diverse population. A real team player, you’ll be an excellent communicator and the sort of person who brings fun and laughter to your work environment. You’ll thrive in a supportive multi-disciplinary team environment where your skills and knowledge are valued and respected by your colleagues.

You will also hold:

  • A current New Zealand full driver’s licence
  • A current first aid certificate
  • HPCA recognised qualification and current practicing certificate

The Wise Group are passionate supporters of our communities and vulnerable populations. We place a high value on the safety and wellbeing of our staff and the people we support. We endorse the Ministry of Health recommendation for vaccinations to protect us all against COVID-19. It is therefore our expectation that all new Wise Group employees are vaccinated.

The Benefits
Here at Real we value our employee’s and we like to show how much we value you by offering outstanding benefits. Some of the benefits include providing extra annual leave, income protection insurance, flexible working arrangements, and subsidies for school holiday children’s programmes. REAL is a supportive work environment where work life balance is encouraged, people are valued, and new solutions are the norm!

Closing Date: Monday 8 November 2021. Please note, this advert may close earlier if a suitable candidate is found.

Position Description: https://www.wisegroup.co.nz/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Real-RHP-2021-Whetu-Marewa-appendix-.pdf

Contact: Naomi Paekau, Team Coach, 027 205 7608

Real is supported by Pathways Health Limited, part of the Wise Group. Pathways is committed to healthy lifestyles and actively supports a smoke-free environment. Find out more about Real at www.real.org.nz

**All new appointees into Pathways require background checking. Under the requirements of the Children’s Act 2014, new employees that are identified as coming under this act are required to undergo further safety checks as part of the recruitment process.

Job Categories: Youth/Rangatahi Services. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: Addictions, community, Mental Health, mentoring, Registered Health Professional, schools, Taiohi, and Youth Service.

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