At Able Minds we are dedicated to supporting and empowering tangata whaiora and their whānau affected by mental illness, addiction and suicide. As part of this our support workers encourage the whanau of tangata whaiora to promote self-care, build resilience and advocacy skills to improve their and their loved one's journey living with mental distress or addiction.
We are looking for a qualified, enthusiastic, and motivated Family|Whānau Support worker to join our team. This is a full-time permanent position based in Oamaru however, the successful candidate will be expected to travel across the Waitaki District, meeting families and networking.
To be successful in the role you will have an affinity for working with people from diverse backgrounds and of all ages including tamariki, rangatahi, adults and seniors and, have an ability to tailor your approach to build trust with each cohort. You will have knowledge of the Mental Health system and be apt at problem solving and advocacy. You will also be highly collaborative, connecting clients with other service providers for best outcomes. The position is one of responsibility where the highest standard of care is required including adherence to the Health and Disability Code. You will be organised, efficient at reporting and be able to work autonomously but also be a team player promoting Able Minds and its services.
A Level 4 Mental Health Certificate or a related health, social service or education qualification is desirable, a current full New Zealand Driver’s Licence is essential as to, is knowledge of Tiriti o Waitangi and being able to recognise and address cultural differences.
A current first aid certificate would be advantageous, although training can be provided to the right candidate.
Able Minds is a community based, non-profit organisation servicing the greater Otago and Southland region with offices based in Invercargill, Gore, Dunedin, Oamaru and Alexandra. Able Minds is an equal opportunity employer, committed to excellence in occupational health and safety and is committed to providing and maintaining a safe and healthy working environment for employees and anyone using its premises as places of work.
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Applications close – 5 December 2023 @ 5.00pm
For further enquires contact Sarah