Health Coach/Community Support Worker

Open to Mental Health Support Workers with a Level 4 Certificate and relevant mental health experience

Permanent Part-Time Role(s) up to 0.8FTE

Monday to Friday

Various Locations around South Canterbury

Life is a collection of small moments: meaningful moments, challenging moments, moments to remember. At Te Whatu Ora South Canterbury, we want to support our people to enjoy more of the moments that matter. Are you ready to join us?

Right now, an exciting opportunity has arisen to join our new health initiative: the Integrated Primary Mental Health and Addiction Model. The role is at the heart of primary care within general practice and is committed to the health and wellbeing of individuals, groups and whanau of all ages. 

As an experienced support worker the successful applicant will be working with General Practice as an integrated team member to help clients gain the knowledge, skills, and confidence to become active participants in their own care. All this is so that clients can reach their own self-identified health goals.

The successful candidate will have excellent verbal and written communication skills to carry out the intervention sessions and also the associated reporting. Team work and relationship management are also critical to success.

Location and Hours  

This is a permanent, part-time role, covering the South Canterbury region (Twizel, Geraldine, Timaru, Temuka and Waimate). We are open to having more than one person fill this 0.8FTE vacancy and we ask you to please detail your preferred working hours/FTE in your application.

If you are passionate about contributing to a multi-disciplinary approach to healthcare, this moment is yours. Applicants will have completed the level 4 certificate in mental health support work and addiction or a recognised equivalent qualification for this role.

A current full driver’s license is also essential for this vacancy given the community facing nature of the role.

Specific Health Coach training will be given as part of this role.

Why choose Te Whatu Ora South Canterbury?

At Te Whatu Ora South Canterbury, integrity, collaboration, accountability, respect and excellence are at the heart of everything we do. We are a proudly diverse team, as we know a diverse and inclusive workforce achieves the best outcomes for our patients and communities. If you share in these core values and bring them into every aspect of your patient care, we can’t wait for you to join us.

Apply now - this moment is yours!

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We look forward to receiving your application directly via our Careers Site.  If you have any questions regarding this role please contact Human Resources by phoning 03 687-2230.

Applications Close: 21 July 2024

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Permanent/Part Time

Job no: GJAL4138422

Location: Primary and Community Services

Closing Date: Sunday, 21 July 2024