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Paid and volunteer job opportunity announcements.

Job Opportunities with Te Pou in Auckland and Hamilton

Te Pou have been in planning mode lately. With this comes new work opportunities within the Te Pou team for five outstanding people.

Te Pou values lived experience, social justice and inclusion, service through leadership and embracing evidence to transform practice and shape the system. If this resonates with you, then you might be just the person Te Pou is looking for.

Job Opportunity at Connect SR in Auckland

Are you looking for an exciting role where you can make a difference using your personal experience of mental ill health and recovery?  If the answer is yes, then this might be the job for you!

Connect Supporting Recovery are looking for people whose passion is peer support to join their North Shore/Rodney team.

Peer support is a challenging role, which requires tenacity, resilience and a sense of humour. It is also a rewarding role where you can use your own experience of recovery from mental ill health to make a difference in the lives of others.

The role of Peer Support Worker will require of you to build a relationship with others based on a common experience of recovery from mental distress. The relationship fosters mutual learning and growth and is strongly focused on supporting people to make positive changes in their lives.

If you are interested in the above position, please send your expression of interest in a cover letter and CV quoting reference PSWRO to the following address:
The Administrator
PO Box 102149
North Shore Mail Centre 0745
Or via email to: admin@connectsr.org.nz

Find out more about this role here.

Applications close at 5pm on Wednesday the 8th July 2015

Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.

DRIVE Update

DRIVE have provided us with this special update.
For more information contact hello@drivedirection.org.nz.

Round the Bays: Free sponsored Places!
DRIVE are pleased to announce that CHAMP is supporting sponsored places for those who would like to run Round the Bays on Sunday 8 March. Registration is paid, support is offered for getting Counties Manukau consumers to and from the event and there will be a BBQ afterward. Please email hello@drivedirection.org.nz for more information and to register your interest.

Expressions of Interest: Integrated Mental Health and Addictions Leadership Group
Due Thursday 26 February. Great opportunity for committed Counties Manukau consumers! The purpose of this request for ‘Expressions of Interest’ is to identify representatives from the health and community sectors in Counties Manukau who are interested in taking on an active leadership role in the strategic direction of the ‘whole of system’ transformation agenda for mental health and addictions. For further details and to apply click here

Job Advertisement: Consumer Educator for the Mental Health & Addictions Education Team.
Counties Manukau Health is seeking a people-focussed individual with lived experience as a consumer of Mental Health services. You will demonstrate a commitment to improving service users experience thru professional development of the Counties Manukau Health workforce and actively contributing to the delivery of Safe Practice and Effective Communication training for all Mental Health & Addiction staff. Click here for the full advertisement

Fill your diaries with DRIVE Hui dates:
– April Friday 10
– June Friday 12th
– August Friday 14th
– October Friday 9th
– December Friday 11th
These will be held at Pacific Business Trust from 10.45am to 2.30pm.
RSVP for April by emailing hello@drivedirection.org.nz

DRIVE Consumer Direction Counties Manukau, PO Box 97453, Manukau 2241

Peer Support Worker Wanted in Manukau

Connect Supporting Recovery are looking for a Peer Support Worker who:

  • Has a Current drivers licence
  • Is mature, patient and respectful.
  • Has experienced problems with their own substance use and recovery and can act as a role model to others
  • Has good communication and active listening skills
  • Is positive and encouraging with a good sense of humour.
  • Is willling to learn
  • Will hang in there when the going gets tough and is resilient an assertive
  • Is a critical and reflective thinker
  • Is able to work independently and as part of a supportive team.
  • Has their own transport
  • Has computer skills  – essential
  • Has completed Peer Employment Training and/or IPS training

Click here for the full position description.

To apply, please submit a Cover letter and CV to:

  • June Raynard – Administrator
  • administrator@connectsr.org.nz

Job: National Advisor, Asian Peoples at Plunket

In 2013, the Royal New Zealand Plunket Society undertook a research project looking at how they could improve the services and support that Plunket offers Asian families in New Zealand.

A number of recommendations and findings arose from the project, and these were presented to the Plunket Board.

Plunket is now seeking a National Advisor, Asian Peoples to lead their Asian Strategy and  to help develop better services and support to Asian families.

The Role

In this new position, you will:
• Provide national leadership and expertise to improve the health and well being of Asian children in New Zealand
• Facilitate greater engagement with Asian families and communities and build effective community partnerships
• Ensure that the services and support Plunket provides are relevant and responsive to the particular needs and issues faced by Asian families
• Increase competence and confidence of Asian issues, practices and cultures across all levels of our staff and volunteers across Plunket

The Person
As Plunket’s national expert in this area you will bring with you impressive credentials and a proven track record of delivery in a similar role. You will have experience of working with Asian peoples in a range of contexts, ideally community development and/or health promotion, and be seen as a leader in this area. You will understand the health and parenting needs of Asian communities according to their values and translate this into effective support and services provided by Plunket’s staff and volunteers. Along with extensive, demonstrable engagement within local Asian communities, you will have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively with key stakeholders both within and outside of Plunket. You will have a broad understanding of the Asian region and fluency in one or more Asian languages would be highly desirable. This is a permanent position with hours negotiable.


For more information, or to apply, click here: https://plunket.careercentre.net.nz/Job/National-Advisor-Asian-Peoples/Auckland-Region/772


Please forward the above link to those who may be suitable candidates for this position.

Job Vacancy: Health and Disability Advocacy service

Job Vacancy

Looking for variety and a challenge in your career?  The Health and Disability Advocacy service is looking for a person with a strong focus on people’s rights, and a passion and empathy for working with people.  This position will be based in Mairangi Bay covering the North Shore area and will be 40 hours per week.

Advocates have daily contact with members of the public and health and disability service providers. Advocates assist consumers to resolve complaints about the quality of care provided and provide education on the Code of Health and Disability Consumers’ Rights.

There is training and development, including support while you undertake the NZQA Advocacy Certification. Position descriptions and salary information are available on request via the email address below.

Please send your CV with the names of three referees (one must be your current manager) and a cover letter to adnet@xtra.co.nz
Before 12 noon on Friday 14 February 2014.

Northern Region Representative Sought for Nga Hau E Wha | Apply by 2 Dec 2013

Nga Hau E Wha (NHEW – Four Winds) is a National Consumer Group of eight people (two from all four regions) who represent people in New Zealand who experience mental illness and/or addiction.

Nga Hau E Wha is contracted to the Ministry of Health to provide information about Mental Health and / or Addiction Services from a grassroots perspective. A Ministry representative attends all meetings.

A vacancy exists for a representative from the Northern Region. Nga Hau E Wha need someone who is capable of working with the group toward their vision ‘To Champion Many Voices’

To apply for this position you will need:

  • Lived experience of mental illness and / or addiction
  • A wide and strong network of people using services within the Northland, and the ability to extend these networks.
  • To demonstrate that you have the ability to work at a national level i.e IT, report writing skills, communication skills, ability to convey other peoples opinion.
  • Ability to work and participate in a team
  • Time available to attend four face-face meeting and other work required

Nga Hau E Wha is a working group and applicants must have time available to participate fully in the work of NHEW. There is a huge amount of email traffic and tasks to complete in between meetings so a commitment to the work of Nga Hau E Wha is essential.

Nga Hau E Wha meetings are held quarterly in Wellington. All travel, accommodation, and a food allowance is paid for. Unwaged members and those who are not paid to attend meetings receive a meeting fee.

Please send an application letter stating why you want to be a Nga Hau E Wha representative, what networks you have, how you will gather their feedback and how you will report back to them. Please include your CV, two relevant letters of support from people receiving services within your network and two referees who can verify you have the skills and knowledge to fulfil Nga Hau E Wha duties.

Click Here to Save the NHEW Northern Representative Application Form

Applications close Monday 2nd December  2013

All enquires and applications to: Ainslie Gee

Phone:623 1763  // 022 697 4884

Email: ainslie@changingminds.org.nz

Ainslie Gee

c/- Changing Minds

PO Box 10-256

Dominion Road


Volunteers Sought for Buddies Peer Support Service

Buddies is a peer support service operating from the belief that people experiencing mental distress benefit from contact with other people with similar experience.

Buddies are people who know recovery is possible and are willing to share their experience. Volunteers spend time with people at Te Whare O Matairangi as well as participating in community events. Buddies are volunteers and are independent of the District Health Board.

The team is now seeking new volunteers to join Buddies. Please contact Buddies at Kites Trust for more information on how you can use your personal lived experience of recovery from mental distress to help.

Buddies Peer Support Service
04 3852104

Strengthening Families Coordinator Wanted at Raeburn House

The Co-ordinator will support local families by facilitating and organising meetings and action plans with government, community agencies and others involved in their care. The focus is to help families achieve positive outcomes.

Key attributes required:

  • excellent communicator
  • facilitation/relationship skills
  • excellent time management and record keeping
  • knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite

An advantage would be to have working knowledge of key agencies and a social work background, although social work qualifications are not essential.

This is a 30 hour a week position. A current driver’s licence and own vehicle are essential.

Contact Raeburn House for a full job description (486 8939), or forward your cover letter and CV to:

Anthea Evans
Post: Raeburn House, P O Box 36 336, Northcote, Auckland 0748
Email: anthea@raeburnhouse.org.nz

Applications Close: Friday 20 September 2013

Programmes Developer Team Leader Position at Rape Prevention Education

Rape Prevention Education (RPE), Whakatu Mauri (formerly Rape Crisis Auckland) is a non-profit agency working in partnership with others to eliminate sexual violence throughout Aotearoa through the delivery of information, education, training and advocacy services.

There is currently an opportunity for a highly motivated, mature and suitably experienced person to lead RPE’s Programmes Team.  The successful applicant will be a person who: has a high level of knowledge of primary prevention is able to research, develop, deliver and evaluate evidence-based programmes (particularly school-based programmes) has excellent teaching, presentation, facilitation skills, knowledge and experience, and has proven people management experience, coupled with strong written and verbal communication skills.
See the details here

For a complete job description, please email info@rapecrisis.org.nz

Please submit your CV and covering letter by 27 September, 2013 to:
Operations Manager, Rape Prevention Education, Whakatu Mauri (RPE)
PO Box 78-307, Grey Lynn, Auckland 1245