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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.

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

6-Month Part-Time Info Centre Job Opportunity at Changing Minds

Changing Minds Information Centre Coordinator (Part-time)

Do you have a flair for talking to people from all walks of life?
Are you interested in social justice?
Do you have library or cataloguing experience?
If the answer is yes, then you might be just the person we are looking for!

Changing Minds is employing a part-time Information Centre co-ordinator to work for us for 6 months to develop our resource centre, which is currently in need of some TLC and some organising! Changing Minds is a small and friendly organisation dedicated to the development of projects which advance the needs of those who have experienced mental health and/or addiction issues. We work toward an equitable and socially inclusive society for all peoples.

This role requires a diverse set of skills and knowledge. Experience and education in a related field is desirable, but not essential.

This is a part-time role of 20 hours per week, for a period of 6 months. There will be some flexibility as to when these hours will be worked between the hours of 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.

Read the Full Job Description here!

Peer Support Specialists Wanted in Counties Manukau

Job advertisement from CMDHB follows…

Peer Support Specialist – Mental Health Services
Here’s your chance to make a difference in our community!

At Counties Manukau DHB our shared vision is to work in partnership with our communities to improve the health status of all, with particular emphasis on Maaori and Pacific peoples and other communities with health disparities.

We have a number of Peer Support Specialist positions available across Adult and Youth Mental Health Services. You will work within our culturally diverse community, providing peer support and recovery coaching to people who are working towards their mental health recovery. You will work within community based teams, supporting people in the location of their choice – their home, in a clinical setting or a location in the community from Monday to Friday within the hours 8am – 5pm.

Our mental health services are made up of dynamic, innovative, multi-disciplinary teams of professionals including Peer
Support Specialists.

Full Time and Part Time opportunities are available in the following teams:

  • Manukau Community Mental Health Centre (located in Lambie Drive, Manukau Central); and The Cottage Community Mental Health Centre (located in Otahuhu) are two of our community mental health teams providing comprehensive mental health assessment, treatment and recovery support for consumers.
  • Early Psychosis Intervention Team (EPIT). Based within Whirinaki – Child Youth & Family Mental Health services (located in East Tamaki); EPIT works with young people (and their families), who are experiencing their first episode of psychosis and aims to ensure assessment, treatment and support occurs as early as possible for the young person.
  • Te Puna Waiora is a community mental health service providing mobile clinical and cultural assessment, treatment and support for adult Maaori within the CMDHB area. The team is comprised of Kaumatua, Psychiatrists, Nurses, Social Workers, Occupational Therapists and Psychologists who work collaboratively with our iwi partners, Mahitahi and Raukura Hauora o Tainui. Te Puna Waiora has two newly established Peer Support Specialist positions available. You will work within our culturally diverse community, providing peer support and recovery coaching to people who are working towards their mental health recovery and thereby assisting Whaiora and Whanau towards realising their own rangatiratanga.

To be successful in this position you will have the following specific qualifications, skills and attributes:

  • Peer Support Specialist Certificate is essential
  • Completed Wellness Recovery Action Planning (WRAP)
  • An ability to apply the Peer Support approach
  • An understanding of recovery concepts, pathways and values
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent computer literacy skills
  • A knowledge and understanding of the Treaty of Waitangi
  • A full clean driver’s licence is required.

For further information please contact Neshanee Naidoo in the Recruitment Centre on (09) 276 0044, ext 6837. Applications can be made online at www.countieshealthjobs.com or via www.leadingmentalhealth.co.nz and MUST include a CV and Cover

Closing date: Sunday 27th May

Position Number:038085


Mental Health Promoter Vacancy at MHF

The Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand currently have a new job vacancy advertised on their website, to appoint a new Mental Health Promoter at their Auckland Office.