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Community Support Facilitator, New Plymouth

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Community Support Facilitator
New Plymouth based – 40 hours per week
(or job share for the right people)

Progress to Health’s ultimate aim is to create communities without barriers by being flexible, inclusive, responsive and passionate with the services we offer.

Do you consider yourself a “positive change agent”? Do you care about recovery-focussed mental health support for people? Then you might just 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

The Right Person for This Role:
· Can develop trusting and productive relationships with people using the service
· Takes a non-judgmental approach
· Proactively links people to opportunities
· Supports people to work towards and achieve their personal aspirations by suggesting appropriate recovery related activities

If this is you, then you:
· Have demonstrable evidence of understanding mental health issues, stigma, discrimination and how they impact on a person’s quality of life.
· Have a positive attitude and respect toward all people.
· Understand the three principles of Te Tiriti O Waitangi
· Are computer literate (Office 365 and a client management system)
· Have a current driver’s license and first aid certificate.
· Have NZ Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Mental Health and Addictions) or equivalent and/or proven track record and willing to study.

By joining our team, you will find yourself working with people to ensure they have real choices, can plan their own futures with tailored tools and have the skills to navigate their own road maps.

Ideally, we’re looking for someone who reflects our values, and can assist people seeking our support to create better and brighter futures for themselves, their whanau and their communities. Your ability to maintain confidentiality, discretion and make sound judgement calls will be a given.

You’ll bring to the role your personality, professional work ethic, relevant qualification, experience and knowledge to offer the perfect blend of support. In return we’ll provide you with a supportive, fully resourced yet flexible working environment filled with the passionate people, we proudly call our team.

If you have the relevant experience, a flexible approach, thrive on the responsibility of a self-managed role, have high performance standards and a great sense of humour, please e-mail us (, in the first instance, your CV and a covering letter detailing why you are made for this role by Wednesday, 8th August 2018.

For more information on the role, please phone Noeline on 027 206 4629 or to simply find out about what makes Progress to Health such a great place to work log on to