Mental Health Support Worker - Maternal Services

Listed 10 days Ago
Walsh Trust

WALSH Trust is a well-established and respected award winning provider of community mental health services. He Kākano Ora (Seeds for Life) provides support for mums and babies across the Waitemata and Auckland District Health Board regions.  As a Maternal Mental Health Support Worker every day will be different as we do whatever it takes to help.

Our respite facility is a six bed, purpose built house in West Auckland.  Mums and their babies come to stay with us for short periods in order to improve their mental health and to maintain wellness. Similarly, we work with mums in their own homes and communities, walking alongside them in their recovery journey. The strengths approach and belief in the recovery model drives the way we work with people, so an understanding of these is vital. This is a practical role that can include a range of tasks and duties supporting mothers and their babies in the community. The role is full time - 40 hours per week - working morning, afternoon and day rostered shifts, including weekends.

Skills & Experience

We are looking for people who can offer:  

  • Experience working within the mental health field and an understanding and appreciation of Strengths and Recovery-Based practice
  • A commitment to culturally safe practice
  • The National Certificate in Health and Wellbeing Level 4 (Mental Health and Addictions) or other equivalent relevant qualification
  • Excellent communication, relationship, and advocacy skills 
  • The ability to work innovatively and proactively to achieve client and service goals 
  • A positive, responsible, and professional attitude 
  • Good organisational and time management skills 
  • A current, full clean NZ driver’s licence

If you are seeking a challenge at the cutting edge of mental health service delivery and wish to positively contribute to our vision of Healthy Lives Shaping Healthy Communities we look forward to hearing from you. You can visit our web site for more information about WALSH Trust. 

As per Ministry of Health time frames, WALSH Trust require all employees to have had their first, second and booster COVID-19 vaccination doses.  

Applicants for this position should have an entitlement to work in New Zealand. WALSH Trust conducts Police vetting checks for all successful candidates. Under the requirements of the Children’s Act 2014, new candidates that are identified as coming under this act are required to undergo further safety checks as part of the recruitment process. For current employees these checks are repeated every three years. WALSH Trust is an equal opportunity employer and supports a smoke free environment.

WALSH Trust is an equal opportunity employer and supports a smoke free environment.

Applications for this role will take you to the advertisers site.