Mental Health and Addiction Wellbeing Coach

Mental Health and Addictions Wellbeing Coach 

Fixed Term 0.7 FTE  to 30 June 2023

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?

Reporting to the Clinical Nurse Manager, Mental Health and Addiction Service and working under the direction and delegation of the clinicians, this new role has been established to work with and support, tangata whaiora/clients and whanau/family. The support you offer will commence at the point of entry to the service and/or at the point of transition from the service. The  Wellbeing Coach will work collaboratively, in a strength based and recover focused model enabling and supporting people to make positive lifestyle changes, reduce high risk behaviours, manage stress and improve health and wellbeing.

Right now we’re looking for a Wellbeing Coach who can motive and inspire and is an active  role model for effective client centred care. Other success factors for this role include;

  •  Previous mental health or addiction experience and completion of Level 4 Certificate in Health and Wellbeing
  •  Able to actively contribute to a multi-disciplinary model of care and committed to Maori health equity and improving access to services
  • ·Sensitivity working with people of all cultures

Why choose at Te Whatu Ora South Canterbury?

As one of the country’s smaller districts our people always have room to move and grow - you’ll get a wider exposure to specialties and enjoy the benefits of a flat structure: processes that run smoothly and a fun, friendly culture. With us, you’re more than just a number; you’re part of a team where everyone knows your name.

On top of all that, you’ll get to enjoy the fantastic Timaru lifestyle: between the beach and the mountains, work-life balance is truly achievable here.

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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If you have any questions regarding this role please contact Human Resources by phoning 03 687-2230.

Closing Date for Applications is OPEN 2022

(This job advert will close once a suitable applicant is found).

A part of our duty of care towards our patients, it is crucial that all patient-facing staff be fully immunised. If you have made it to the later stages of recruitment for a role that has vaccination requirements, you will be expected to produce your immunisation records for infection control purposes.





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Fixed Term/Contract/Part Time

Job no: IQAO2137919

Location: Mental Health Services (Kensington Centre)

Closing Date: OPEN