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Policy Analyst Wanted Wellington Human Rights Commission

Policy Analyst (Systems), Strategic Policy team

Wellington based

Fixed term to June 2013

Part time – 25 to 30hrs per week

The Human Rights Commission advocates and promotes respect for,and an understanding and appreciation of,human rights inNew Zealandsociety,and encourages the maintenance and development of harmonious relations inNew Zealand.

The Human Rights Commission is seeking a Policy Analyst with a primary focus on systems issues

Responsibilities include:

  • co-ordinate quarterly reporting to the Ministry of Justice
  • maintain an impact register which monitors impacts of Commission initiative
  • assist the Manager, Strategic Policy in managing key strategic policy projects for the Commission

The successful applicant should have:

  • a relevant university degree or equivalent experience
  • knowledge of and experience in government and parliamentary public policy issues and processes, and experience in the provision of policy advice
  • understanding of and an ability to effectively operate in the dynamic and challenging political environment in which the Commission operates
  • knowledge of the human rights legal framework,and experience in the provision of policy advice in human rights, race relations, disability, the Treaty of Waitangi or equivalent social/justice areas
  • programme and project management, and an understanding of research,intervention analysis,monitoring,and evaluation methodologies
  • experience in managing internal and external relationships with a variety of stakeholders in a challenging environment, and demonstrated success in building relationships and gaining the support and participation of key individuals and groups
  • excellent writing skills and an ability to prepare and present logical and persuasive written material to support policy advocacy, and to advocate and communicate effectively in a range of policy environments

Further details are on the position description

To express your interest in this role please send your CV and covering letter to:

  • Email:      humanresources@hrc.co.nz
  • Phone:    Louise Flemming, Human Resources Officer, on 09 309 0874
  • Post:        PO Box 6751, Wellesley Street, Auckland, 1142
  • Ref:          HN6365 

Applications to be received by 5pm on Friday 3 August 2012

Want to Work for an International Leader in the Service-User Movement?

A varied administration role, contributing to a better world, which leaves half your week free.

Mind and Body are looking for a dedicated, experienced and personable administrator to join our Business Services Team. The role covers reception duties through to accounts payable/receivable and payroll.

Mind and Body Consultants Ltd is an internationally recognised leader in the mental health sector. They are an innovative, entrepreneurial company that provides excellent values-based mental health services. The majority of their staff have personal experience of mental distress; they value the learning that can be gained from these experiences. The Business Services Team is an integral support system in ensuring the smooth and efficient running of services.

The ideal person will:

  • Be passionate about maintaining operational efficiency
  • Be a warm communicator and a people person
  • Be able to multi-task and prioritise
  • Be able to work independently and as part of a team
  • Hold a positive, non-discriminatory attitude towards the experience of mental distress
  • Be passionate about health and safety systems that go beyond compliance
  • Have a high degree of accuracy
  • Have intermediate level skills in the MS Office suite

What Mind and Body can offer you:

  • A varied role that covers the gamut of administration
  • A positive, unique and dynamic work environment
  • Exemplary staff support systems
  • Newly renovated Epsom office location
  • The opportunity to contribute to making a positive difference in the world through helping to achieve the company’s mission.

Experience in accounts payable/receivable and payroll a distinct advantage.
This is a job share position covering the latter half of the week. The successful candidate will need to be available to cover the rest of the week when the job share person is on annual leave, is unwell, or by mutual agreement.

If you are interested in this position, please contact Eileen Yousif for an application form or more information: eileen@mindandbody.co.nz Applications close at 3pm on Thursday the 31st of May.

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