Reg. Health Professional Maternal Mental Health

Listed 11 days Ago
Walsh Trust

We have an exciting and interesting role for a Health Practitioner, registered under the HCA Act, preferably with experience in Maternal and Perinatal Mental Health, to work full-time rostered morning and afternoon shifts Monday to Sunday. You will be supporting women who are pregnant and / or up to one year postpartum, and who experience mental illness. The work is varied and calls for you to use your resilience and flexibility with experience of working with mothers and young babies supporting them with mother-child early bonding and parent craft.

WALSH Trust is a well established and respected award winning provider of community mental health services. Our Maternal Mental Health service provides services for the Auckland region including a respite facility in a six bed, purpose built house in West Auckland. Mums and their babies come to stay for short periods in order to improve their mental health and maintain wellness. Similarly, we work with mums in their 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.

You would be a self-motivated person with the passion and skills to deliver community and respite based approaches to mental health using the Strengths Model and the Recovery Approach and demonstrate sound knowledge of community resources that may enhance perinatal service user or family / whanau care. Your clinical skills, relationship building, resilience and flexibility will be used to the full supporting people to achieve positive goals in their lives. 

Skills & Experience


Can you offer us:

  • A Clinical Registration under the HCA Act such as registered nurse, occupational therapist, registered social worker preferably with experience within the mental health field
  • An understanding and appreciation of collaborative Strengths and Recovery-Based practice
  • A positive, mature attitude with a committment to professional and personal development
  • An ability to work independently but also as part of a team
  • An ability to deliver support services fairly, effectively, impartially and courteously to clients
  • An ability to work with diverse cultures within the community to form a therapeutic alliance with perinatal tangata whaiora / service users and their family / whanau
  • A full, current, clean, NZ driver's licence              

Our aim is to employ people who value:

  • Positive and respectful workplace relationships and contributing to quality improvements
  • Working to make a positive difference
  • Cooperation and consultation
  • Reflective practice and constructive feedback 

If you are seeking a challenge at the cutting edge of mental health services delivery and wish to positively contribute to our vision of Healthy Lives Shaping Healthy Communities please submit an application form, CV and covering letter on line. If applications forms are not completed you may not be considered. For further information on WALSH Trust please visit our web site  

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 Vulnerable 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.

Salary details on application.

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