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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