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Community Support Facilitator

Location: Ngaruawahia
Hours Per Week: 20
Vacancy Reference: DA20 06/16

Do you consider yourself a “positive change agent” for recovery-focused mental health support services with a special focus on horticulture based activities? Yes? Then you might be the person we are looking for.

Do the following make sense to you?
• Creating a level playing field
• Being relationship based
• Using the ‘lightest touch’
• Contributing to community strengthening/manaakitanga
• Being person driven/tino rangatiratanga
• Everyday lives in everyday places for everyone

Will vary according to each individual’s aspirations and needs, but include:
• Individuals actively participating in gardening and other activities to achieve their stated goals
• Active promotion of individuals inclusion and integration into the community

The right person for this role:
• Will be able to facilitate and support individuals to take part in community activities
• Has work practice that ensures safety for self and others
• Proactively links the person to opportunities
• Supports individuals to work towards and achieve their personal aspirations by suggesting appropriate recovery activities

Ideally you:
• Have experience and understanding of mental health issues and disability
• Have a positive attitude and respect toward people
• Understanding of the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi
• Are computer literate
• Have a current full driver’s license and first aid certificate
• Have a relevant qualification in horticulture and/or proven experience

If you have relevant experience, a flexible approach, thrive on the responsibility of a self-managed role, have high performance standards and a good sense of humour, then we would like to hear from you.

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

For more information please contact Karen Scott on 07 838 0302 or to apply for this role, forward your CV and cover letter (using the reference DA20 06/16) to

Applications close 5pm, Wednesday, 15th June 2016