Police Liaison Peer Support Worker
Ehara taku toa i te toa takitahi. Engari, he toa takitini.
Success is not the work of one, but the work of many.
80 hours per fortnight (1.0FTE)
Includes weekend and shift work (most likely morning and afternoon shifts)
We are offering an exciting opportunity for Community Support Workers to join our Police Liaison Service based at the Hasting’s Police Station.
Our Service is committed to finding creative ways of providing timely, locally delivered, high quality assessments and effective interventions that maximise health of people affected by mental health and addiction issues. We are looking for an individual who is passionate, and committed to working with whaiora, Police, Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand, Te Matau a Māui, Hawke’s Bay services and wider community services in Hawke’s Bay.
In this role, you will provide support to people experiencing a mental health or addiction crisis or those who facing distress of some sort. In order to provide that support, you should be someone who has been in a similar situation yourself and/or be whanau of those with lived experience of mental health and/or addiction issues.
You will work together with our clinical and other non-clinical mental health and addictions staff, cultural support staff and other community support services to ensure patients are getting better health outcomes.
Whilst experience as a support worker is preferable, we encourage applicants with community experience in other roles, especially with a whanau ora approach. You will need to be someone who is resilient, patient, emotionally strong and a great communicator.
You will need a full driver license for this position and ideally you will have a National Certificate in Mental Health Support Work Level 4 or be working towards it.
For more information please contact Alexandra Palacio, Clinical Manager Police Liaison Service, Mental Health and Addiction Services at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please take a look at the position profile for this role and apply online if you would like to be considered.
Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand, Te Matau a Maui, Hawkes Bay in general encourages a workforce that is innovative, eager to learn and enhance their skills and is passionate about caring for our community. As part of our team we will support, encourage and help you to develop your career with us.
We are committed to delivering and living our Te Whatu Ora values of He kauanuanu – Respect, Ākina – Improvement, Rāranga te tira– Teamwork and Tauwhiro – Care. You should be someone who has similar personal values.
We are proud of our team’s diversity. We know the strength of a diverse and inclusive workforce helps us achieve the best outcomes for our patients and the communities in which we operate and serve.
As per COVID-19 Public Health Response Amendment Act (No 2) 2021 Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand, Te Matau a Maui, Hawkes Bay requires ALL its employees to be both fully vaccinated against COVID-19. For full details of eligibility or when please click HERE.
Failure to meet these requirements will result in your application being rejected.
|Location:||North Island - Hawkes Bay - Hastings|
|Job type:||Contract/Temp Full time|
|Expertise:||Clinical - Community / Public Health - Clinical Support Workers|
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