Employment Opportunities

Community Support Facilitator - Taranaki

Permanent, full-time or part-time positions available

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

This position is based in New Plymouth and will serve the Taranaki region.  It is primarily Monday to Friday, but there may be the occasional evening or weekend work.

This role falls under the Pay Equity Settlement for Mental Health Support workers.

This position is within our Taranaki Options team, although a small team we are supportive and diverse, and enjoys welcoming new people to the team.

Our focus for this role is to help people:

Improve participation in their community life;

Develop and maintain skills and routines;

Increase stability of their lifestyle;

Increase social ‘connectedness’ and sense of belonging; and

Enable self-expression in arts and creative/recreational pursuits.

The Right Person for This Role:

Has Level 4, NZ Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Mental Health and Addictions) or equivalent and/or proven track record and willing to study.

Has excellent organisational and time management skills, as these are key qualities to the self-driven role.

Understands when and how to engage with whanau.

Has experience/understanding of a person-centred, recovery focused approach.

Has excellent communication, networking and administrative skills, including data entry and case management.

Ability to advocate in a variety of settings and liaising with primary health services

A non-judgmental approach, with a positive attitude and respect towards everyone

Proactively links people to opportunities which support them to work towards and achieve their personal aspirations

Ability to develop and maintain relationships with key stakeholders and partners in the community

Understand the three principles of Te Tiriti O Waitangi

Have a current driver’s license and first aid certificate.

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 to create brighter futures for themselves, their whanau and their communities.

Ideally, we’re looking for someone who reflects our values. Your ability to maintain confidentiality, discretion and make sound judgement calls will be a given.

We will provide you with a supportive, fully resourced yet flexible working environment filled with the passionate people, we proudly call our team.

For more information phone Vanessa on 027 266 7888.

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 your CV and covering letter to recruitment@progresstohealth.org.nz[1].

[1] All new appointees into Progress to Health require background checking. Under the requirements of the Children's Act 2014, new employees that are identified as coming under this Act are required to undergo further safety checks as part of the recruitment process.

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