8 February 2024 • College News

Job Vacancy: Wairoa - Mental Health and Addictions Practitioner

Vacancy No: WAI25768 

Permanent position64 hours per fortnight

Closing Date: 15 February 2024

Ehara taku toa i te toa takitahi. Engari, he toa takitini.
Success is not the work of one, but the work of many. 
Wairoa Community Mental Health & Addiction Services is currently seeking a dedicated registered professional with both experience and a passion for assisting tangata whaiora facing mental health and addiction challenges. 
This role is pivotal, involving the provision of care to individuals in the rural Wairoa community who are most severely affected by mental illness and/or addiction. Our service is committed to solidifying and building upon advancements in resilience and recovery among those affected by conditions such as psychotic disorders, severe personality disorders, anxiety disorders, depression, alcohol and substance abuse issues, as well as co-existing conditions. This commitment extends to the culturally appropriate delivery of care to Maori and Pacific peoples. 
If you are a registered healthcare professional with expertise in this domain, we invite you to join our team. We welcome inquiries from registered nurses, social workers, occupational therapists, and alcohol and drug clinicians. 
Key qualifications for this role include strong communication skills and the ability to collaborate effectively within a small rural team. Exceptional assessment and intervention abilities are imperative for successful engagement with individuals and their families, fostering sustainable pathways to recovery. Your genuine interest in contributing to the holistic development of mental health and addiction services is essential. 
Wairoa is a rural town, set against a backdrop of natural beauty that rivals any in New Zealand. Its location is central to both Hawke’s Bay and Gisborne. With stunning beaches, rivers, lakes and farmland surrounding the township. For more information check the Wairoa iSite at  
For more information about the above position please email Wilfrid McKerras on Wilfrid.mckerras 
If this sounds like you, review the Position Profile below and apply now! 
Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand, Te Matau a Māui, Hawke’s 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.   

Apply here: APPLY ONLINE