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Paid and volunteer job opportunity announcements.

Two Live-In Carers Wanted to Share a Flat

A great Live in Opportunity with a ‘Choices in Community Living‘ client and his family.

Looking for Two live-in carers to share a flat.

Are you a caring, supportive person, and mature (not necessarily in age) person that could help a 27 year old disabled man, who is tall, well built and active to engage with the community and live independently in his own home?

Would you have the warmth and sensitivity to share the flat and some overnight support for 1 to 2 disabled flatmates?

This young man enjoys sports, fishing, camping, basketball, cooking, gardening, music, dancing, bowling and other ordinary stuff, but needs support to make it happen.

Can you imagine being a friend, not just a carer, for this young man? The family doesn’t expect a life commitment, but guarantee you will find your life will change forever.

Essential Characteristics:

  • Non-smoker
  • Can speak & write English to a good standard
  • Patient
  • Reliable
  • Positive & Friendly disposition
  • Sociable with a good sense of humour
  • Common sense
  • High standard of hygiene
  • Good level of core physical strength & stamina
  • Clean, full, driving licence

Successful candidates will need to have a police check

Please email your CV, with references & contact details before Monday 30th September to


Applications Open for Leadership Development Programme from Teach First NZ


Teach First NZ is recruiting 20 talented individuals onto an innovative 2-year Leadership Development Programme aimed at tackling educational inequality.

The employment-based programme is fully-salaried, and involves a teaching commitment in a secondary school serving a lower-decile community. You will also receive a fully funded Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching qualification from The University of Auckland.

Teach First NZ are looking for graduates and career professionals with a background in Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, Te Reo Maori or English at degree level or competence in Te Reo Maori alongside another degree. Applicants must also have New Zealand Residency or Citizenship to apply.

Applications close Monday 26 August.

For more details and to apply, visit www.teachfirstnz.org

August e-Bulletin from Te Pou

The August e-Bulletin is out from Te Pou.

Read it online here.

Inside the August e-Bulletin

  • Developing an outcomes culture
  • Te Pou news
  • Sector notices
  • Job vacancies
  • In the news
  • Events

Fundraising Coordinator Wanted for Auckland Women’s Centre

The Auckland Women’s Centre are looking for a part-time Fundraising Coordinator, working 12 hours per week.

Please see the job advert, job description and application form below

Applications close 10am Monday 15 July.

This position does not involve completing funding applications.

Fundraising Coordinator Position Description and Application Form

Community Fundraising Exec Wanted in Wellington


Community Fundraising Executive

  • Permanent/Full-time
  • Wellington 
See the difference you could make…

* Are you known for your networking and relationship building skills?
* Do you have a strong drive for results?
* Does the opportunity to make a tangible difference to our 11,000+ members nationwide motivate and excite you?

The Royal New Zealand Foundation of the Blind is New Zealand’s leading provider of services and support to people who are blind or have low vision. It is also one of New Zealand’s most trusted and iconic Not for Profit organisations with over 300 employees and around 2,500 volunteers across New Zealand.

How to Apply

Please apply through the  careers portal (link opens in a new window) where you can also view the position description for this role. If you are unable to complete the application process please email recruitment@rnzfb.org.nz or phone the recruitment hotline on 09 355 6565.


Applications close at 5:00 p.m., Friday, 5 July 2013

Mental Health Promoter Position at Mental Health Foundation Auckland

Mental Health Promoter – Like Minds, Like Mine

  • 0.8FTE Fixed Term 12 Months
  • Eden Terrace, North Island
  • Applications close 10 July 2013

The Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand is a leading Charitable Trust, with offices in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch, that aims to improve the mental health of all people and communities of New Zealand. The Foundation works to create a society where all people flourish.

The Mental Health Foundation are seeking to appoint a Mental Health Promoter, Like Minds Like Mine (LMLM) to work to counter stigma and discrimination associated with mental illness primarily across the Northern region.  The position is 0.8FTE fixed term (12 months) to cover maternity leave.

Visit the Mental Health Foundation Website to Find Out More.

Job Op: Connect SR Seeks Employment Consultant

Employment Consultant with Big Heart and Even Bigger Influence.

EDGE Employment seeks Supported Employment Consultant to coach North Shore/Rodney jobseekers experiencing mental ill health or distress.  If you too firmly believe everyone can work given the right job and the right support, it’s nothing like as difficult as that might first sound…


EDGE Employment is an integral and autonomous division within Connect Supporting Recovery, an established NGO delivering recovery focused mental health care services throughout Auckland and Hamilton, with revenues in excess of $8million and 120 full time staff.

Innovation, flexibility and pioneering achievements are balanced in equal measure with grounded reality and the courage to speak out at the Emperor’s lack of new clothes.  Somehow, it works…

Supported employment is a deeply personalized yet evidence–based approach allowing individuals with significant disabilities fulfill their employment aspirations and achieve real social and economic inclusion.  It can also offer employers the positive benefits of diversity, employee motivation and a wider customer appeal.  So not only individuals but also organisations, communities, even the government will also benefit from your endeavors!

Suitable applicants could come from a variety of backgrounds but must:

  •  Be good questioners, great listeners, effective networkers and outstanding advocates to fully engage both employers and jobseekers.
  • Understand employer’s needs and identify vacancies.  First hand experience of NZ workplace cultures and businesses is essential.
  • Possess keen and creative negotiation skills, resilience, tenacity and occasional bloody mindedness focusing on job matches and on-going support.
  • Passionately promote, respect and ultimately enable jobseeker choice and control.
  • Have the insight and common decency to be appropriately culturally sensitive.

Empathy, knowledge or experience of mental health would be a distinct advantage, as would a hunger to learn, grow and share.  A full drivers licence and the right to work in New Zealand are non negotiable.

EDGE Employment is a values based, innovative, maybe even slightly quirky environment.  We will do our very best to give you the right balance of freedom, support, development, encouragement and aroha.

In the first instance forward your CV and covering letter to June Ranyard, our HR Administrator at admin@connectsr.org.nz

Find Mental-Health Sector Job Vacancies on the Te Pou Website

Below are the five latest jobs listed on the Te Pou website and shared in the ‘Mahi Watea’ section of the most recent Te Pou e-bulletin.

Promote your job vacancy to thousands of people for free on the Te Pou website
Promote your mental health and addiction or disability sector vacancy to thousands of people on the Te Pou website by completing a simple online form

Free Sensory Modulation Workshop Auckland 8 May 2013

Sensory Modulation Workshop – 8th May

Come along to Changing Minds free workshop if you would like to learn more about sensory modulation and how it can be used to improve your quality of life. The session will consider different sensory approaches for different needs, such as high moods and low moods, and hope to begin identifying your own sensory preferences.

The two hour session will include group discussions and participant feedback. For more information or to RSVP click here. 


Newsflash: Tina is Leaving Changing Minds to Chase Her Dreams | New Manager Wanted

“At our Changing Minds Board meeting [on Tuesday the 17th] I announced that I’m moving on from my role here as Manager.  For me this is a really exciting time, but it certainly does come with some sadness, particularly when I think about how I will miss my friends and colleagues in and around the sector, and most of all my wonderful fellow team members – Campbell and Joey,” says Tina  Read More

To apply for the managers position at Changing Minds click here

Two Volunteer Opportunities at EngageNZ

EngageNZ needs two volunteers to help keep two of their most widely-used recovery resources happening, The Community Resources Directory and the Mental-Health News and Events Blog. These resources aim to inform the public about what recovery resources are available for them – information is power and sharing information is an empowering act. By volunteering for Engage Aotearoa you can help empower others to find what works for them.

  • Do you have a lived experience of recovery or supporting a loved one on their journey?
  • Do you want to help make it easier for other people to find what they need to recover?
  • Do you have a home computer and internet access?

If you answered yes to those three questions, you might be just the person EngageNZ is looking for. You can be based anywhere in the country, because you will be working mainly online.

 Volunteer Community Resources Promoter

You would be responsible for finding and adding information about recovery resources to The Community Resources Directory and sending in an updated directory at the start of each month. You will be as passionate as EngageNZ is about connecting people across the country with the resources they need to recover from mental-health problems. So much is available, but it so hard to find out about it. Your work will help solve that problem. Some information you will receive by email and other information you will need to find through your own research and detective-work.

Skills Needed:

  1. Computer literacy – Microsoft Word, Adobe Acrobat, Email, Google & web searches
  2. Written communication – can summarise information and communicate clearly in writing, can proof-read and edit, can format written work so it is easy to read
  3.  Reliability – can spend 3 hours a week updating the Directory and responding to people who have contacted you with information, can stick to regular deadlines, can check emails at least once every 2 days and provide prompt responses
  4. Assertiveness – can identify gaps and self-motivate to find what is needed to fill them. You are a creative thinker who does what needs to be done and seeks the help they need to do it.

 Volunteer Mental-Health News and Events Blogger

You would be responsible for updating the Mental-Health News and Events Blog twice a week. There are so many events, groups and announcements happening in and around the mental-health sector. Your work will help make sure they can all be found easily, in one place. You will receive mental-health news and events notices by email and twice a week you will add them all to the Mental-Health News and Events Blog using WordPress and share the most interesting ones on the Engage Aotearoa Facebook Page.

Skills Needed:

  1. Computer literacy – Microsoft Word, WordPress, email, Facebook, Google & web searches
  2. Written communication – can summarise information and communicate clearly in writing, can proof-read and edit to suit the Engage style-guide, can format writing so it is easy to read
  3. Reliability – can spend 2 hours, two times every week updating the mental-health news and events blog and is able to stick to regular deadlines (4 hours a week)
  4. Assertiveness – can identify gaps and limitations and take proactive steps to resolve them, you are able to seek help and ask questions when you need to.

Interested? Your questions and queries are welcome.

To apply, please send a brief CV, photograph and cover letter to admin@engagenz.co.nz