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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.

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…

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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

Team Leader Wanted for Peer-Led Service

Nurse / Team leader, Rodney Based

Connect SR are looking for a passionate, energetic and experienced team leader for a brand new community based, Mental Health residential service, which will be used as an alternative to hospital admission. The service will be based in the Rodney area.

This is to be a Peer Led service employing Peer Support workers who all come from a background of lived experience.

The position requires someone who can co-ordinate a 24hr, 7 day a week, shift rostered team. The successful person will be able to embrace and support a service delivery model which is non clinical in approach.

Connect would like to hear from people with the unique combination of most or all of the following qualifications and experience:

  • Current nursing registration
  • Experience working in the mental health sector
  • Their own lived experience of Mental health issues
  • Experience in leading or managing a team

The following are desirable skills and attributes, which will be an advantage:

  • Core line management skills / experience
  • Knowledge / experience of Peer Support
  • Familiarity with Intentional Peer Support model
  • Supervision training and experience
  • Experience in recruitment of staff
  • Experience in a residential setting

Peer Support is highly relational and as such we are looking for someone with:

  • A high degree of self awareness
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Fantastic communication skills

The Service opening is anticipated to be in June and as such Connect are looking for someone to start sooner rather than later.

Closing date for applications by 11am on Friday 19 April 2013

Send applications to:

The Administrator

ATT: June Ranyard

admin@connectsr.org.nz

Mental Notes Screening and Big reTHiNK Hikoi Meeting: Glenfield 17 Feb 2013

Meet Annie Chapman and view the Mental Notes documentary on Sunday 17th Feb, Auckland as part of her One Woman Walking: Hikoi for a Big reTHiNK of Mental Healthcare Choices. 

  • WHEN: Sunday 17th February 2013 2pm to 4.30pm (please be there by 1.45pm)
  • WHERE: Connect SR, 215 Wairau Rd Glenfield

PROGRAMME:

  • 2.00pm – Screening of the NZ Documentary “Mental Notes” followed by questions with the filmmaker Jim Marbrook.
  • 3.30pm – Afternoon tea
  • 3.45pm – Annie Chapman – will talk about her hikoi and the insights of her journey so far.

COST: Suggested koha of $5.00.

All funds raised will go to support Annie’s walk. Any extra funds will be donated to the Hearing Voices Network Aotearoa NZ

BOOKINGS: email info@hearingvoices.org.nz or tel Adrienne 027265 0266

Please let do RSVP if you are attending as spaces are limited.

 

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Change Agent Vacancies

AOD Change Agents – Residential Services

Rodney & North Shore, Waitakere & West Auckland

Can you still remember when your career was your absolute passion?

If you are currently more besieged by bureaucracy than dedicated to recovery, with stagnated learning and shrinking Mana, then you must read on…

Connect Supporting Recovery is an established NGO providing recovery-focused mental health care service to communities throughout Auckland and Hamilton. Now in our 21st year, we command revenues in excess of $6million and a full time staff of 120.

Tama Tu Tama Ora

Two of our residential services presently seek an AOD Change Agent to work with a small, manageable caseload of clients who are at critical transitions stages in their life.

Abeo House – recently established, yet already with a strong waiting list, and located in what can only be described as tranquil and rural Birkdale.

Poutama Auckland’s only dual diagnosis service not requiring client abstinence. This innovative harm reduction approach provides irreplaceable recovery opportunities and exclusive challenges from its Te Atatu setting.

We believe a Change Agent intervenes in someone’s life, but through that intervention assists that person and their whanau to reach goals they want to reach. Before that intervention, they either weren’t able to get there, or it was difficult to get there. Consequently, we would love to hear from individuals who can demonstrate capabilities in:

  • AOD environments.
  • Addiction Treatment Approaches.
  • Sports & Recreation.
  • Genuine knowledge of Maori, Pacific Island, and Pakeha cultures.
  • Working with a predominance of male

Candidates must share the team’s deeply-held belief in holistic, face to face,
participative and highly inventive recovery based approaches. A sense of fun, team spirit and openness will complement a fine balance of positivity and pragmatism.

Above all, we are looking for those who have integrated their learning into daily practice, and can confidently demonstrate the applied value of their experiences.

Please forward your CV and covering letter to June Ranyard, our HR Administrator at admin@connectsr.org.nz quoting reference 1972.

There are no closing dates for these positions.

North Shore Peer Support Work Opportunity

Mental Health Peer Support Worker

Based on the North Shore & Rodney, 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 is an innovative, entrepreneurial organisation that sits at the cutting edge of values-based mental health and AOD services.  The successful candidates will be based within the Reach Out service on the North Shore where we deliver Peer Support to people living on the North Shore and in Rodney.

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.  As role model and peer, you will be inspiring hope through sharing your own story of recovery with those who are looking at moving towards different choices and options in their lives.

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

They are looking for someone who:

  • Has strong cultural competencies in working within different cultures including working with youth and Maori.
  • Is mature, patient and respectful.
  • Has experienced mental distress and recovery themselves and can be a role model to others.
  • Has good communication and active listening skills
  • Hangs in there when the going gets tough – is resilient and assertive.
  • Is a critical and reflective thinker with strong self awareness
  • Is able to work independently and as part of a supportive team.
  • Can multitask and is flexible
  • Have a full driver’s license and access to their own vehicle.
  • Has computer skills (especially e-mail and word processing).

If you are interested in the above position, please send your expression of interest and CV to the following address:

The Administrator

PO Box 102149

North Shore Mail Centre 0745

Or via email to: admin@connectsr.org.nz

Applications close at 11am on Friday 2 December 2011. Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.

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