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Whanau Ora Kaitautoko - Support Worker, Early Intervention in Psychosis (VID: 6440)

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Location: Palmerston North Hospital
Position Type: Support Services
Appointment Type: Permanent/Fulltime
Close Date: 16/10/2022
To comply with the recent health order, MidCentral requires ALL its employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. We are not accepting applications that do not meet this criteria.
MidCentral actively seeks Māori into our workforce to reflect the community we serve.
Te Uru Rauhi, Mental Health and Addiction Services at MidCentral have an exciting opportunity for an experienced and enthusiastic whanau ora kaitautoko – support worker. Registered Health Professionals may also apply.  This position will be based in the Manawatu locality and provide services across Manawatu and Horowhenua.
The Early Intervention in Psychosis Service provides assessment and treatment within a recovery framework to young people experiencing first-episode-psychosis.  The service is delivered in line with national and international best practice principles.  Whanau engagement is key to long-term recovery.
The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate a level of Maori tikanga knowledge and practise, and experience of engaging whanau for successful and equitable health outcomes.
The role will also include the capacity to be part of a new model of care Te Mātāpuna o te Ora which focuses on an integrated treatment approach for those who would benefit from mental health and addiction services.   We are looking for a candidate who is highly motivated, is committed to ensuring culturally responsive care, is excited by change and able to work across teams, and is committed to a strengths based recovery approach that supports young people and family/whanau to achieve their goals.  
MidCentral is committed to ensuring that children and young people are safe from abuse and harm. As part of our commitment to children and young people, and in line with the Childrens Act 2014, appointment to positions that involve regular or overnight contact with children will include worker safety checks. These checks are in addition to the requirement to have a satisfactory police clearance. Further information will be provided to shortlisted candidates. More information about the Childrens Act 2014 is available from the Ministry for Children (Oranga Tamariki) website.

Te Whatu Ora, Health New Zealand Te Pae Hauora o Ruahine o Tararua MidCentral (MidCentral) provides healthcare services to over 180,000 people across the Manawatū, Horowhenua and Tararua regions. With a large hospital campus at Palmerston North, it also provides key health care and support services to neighbouring communities.

For further information:
Human Resources
Private Bag 11036
Manawatu Mail Centre
Palmerston North 4442

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