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Mental Health Community Support Worker

Mental Health Community Support Worker


  • 0.75FTE (30hrs per week) permanent opportunity
  • 5x day work week (Wednesday – Sunday)


Mō te tūranga | About the role

The Mental Health Day Activity Centres (MHDAC), provide a day activity service for people with mental health disabilities.  MHDAC work from integrated models of care including the Recovery Model, Let’s Get Real and the Strengths and Empowerment philosophies.


In partnership with service users, staff are responsible for encouraging and supporting them to participate in planning the monthly programme and carrying out of day to day activities. Activities are broad ranging and very dependent on the needs of the service users accessing the MHDAC.


This role is worked Wednesday – Sunday and covers the hours of 9.30am – 3.15pm to provide the necessary cover.


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Mōu ake | About you



  • Possess a Mental Health Support Workers Certificate/Diploma    and/or relevant tertiary qualification and/or have had suitable training/experience in Mental Health.
  • Possess First Aid Certificate.
  • Group facilitation experience
  • A high level of interpersonal and communication skills



  • The ability to cope under pressure and deal effectively with crisis
  • A high level of interpersonal and communication skills
  • Be self-confidant
  • Work autonomously
  • Be creative
  • Inspire others to do great things!


Painga | Benefits

  • Beautiful coastlines and a family-friendly community.
  • Continuous support for career development.
  • Subsidised gym membership and discounted health insurance.
  • Access to staff fitness facilities and banking offers
  • Access to a range of retail discounts and Employee Assistance Programme (EAP).


Mō mātou | About us

Te Whatu Ora - Southern has the largest geographical coverage of all the New Zealand regions, providing services to 350,000 people in diverse communities. We take pride in all the services we provide, and our aim is to improve, promote and protect the health of our region. We believe that our dedicated and passionate staff are a significant driving force behind the achievement of these standards, and we need more like-minded people to help us continue providing for our community.


Utu whānui |Salary range

This role belongs to the PSA/DHBs Allied, Public Health and Technical Multi-Employer Collective Agreement and falls between Step 1 ($58,914 p.a) and Step 7 ($79,722 p.a pro rata) of the Allied, Public Health and Technical scale.


Rā mōnehu |Closing Date:  Sunday 16 April 2023

Due to the fast-paced nature of what we do, our vacancy close dates may be subject to change. Don’t delay, make sure you apply as soon as possible.


Tono ināianei | Apply now

We only accept online applications. Please apply via our website:

For further information please contact James Boyd, Recruitment Advisor, 


If you currently work for Te Whatu Ora- Health New Zealand - Southern , please apply for this role via our internal careers site, found here:  Pulse > Applications > Corporate > SuccessFactors


Pre-Employment checks

In the interests of protecting our people and our patients, all appointments will be subject to:

  • Occupational Health Assessment
  • Police Vetting / Ministry of Justice safety checks
  • Serious misconduct checks (previous Public Service departments and statutory Crown entities only)
  • Covid 19 vaccination*


*New employees of Te Whatu Ora Southern will need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, which includes two doses and a booster dose of an approved vaccine. If you are unable to receive a COVID-19 vaccine or booster for any reason, please indicate this in your cover letter so we can discuss this with you further and establish if you meet any criteria for an exemption.

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