Mental Health Practitioner Wanted

Anamata is a Youth One Stop Shop providing youth health, mental health, youth development and sexual and reproductive health services in the Taupō District Community for 30 Years.

Due to further expansion of services we are now recruiting for an exciting role:

Pou Rangatahi Practitioner (Youth Mental Health Practitioner)

20-25 hours

Imagine yourself breaking ground in a brand-new youth centric primary mental health and wellbeing service in Taupō called “Rangatahi Potential”. If you are passionate about making a lasting difference in the lives of young people, then this may be the job for you!

We are looking for one exceptional and innovative Practitioner with a background in mental health to work with young people (12-24yrs) who are experiencing mild to moderate levels of distress.

You will already have a strong knowledge of mental health and addictions; experience in primary mental health screening; delivery of evidence informed therapy, treatment services, therapeutic interventions; and experienced in group work and providing mental health talk therapies (at a minimum).

You need to be a self-starter who is goal orientated and committed to the health and wellbeing of young people. It is essential that you have strong communication and administrative skills, proven success in developing and maintaining strong client and inter-agency relationships, can work well on an individual and team basis, and most importantly, a passion for youth.

Our successful candidate will be a Registered Nurse, Social Worker, Psychologist, Occupational Therapist (or similar), have a background in mental health, plus a minimum of 2 years post registration experience.

The ‘Rangatahi Potential’ Service will be underpinned by the Pūtake Nui approach and is directly linked to Tauwhirotanga (as expressed within the Lakes District Health Board Model of Care Te Ara Tauwhirotanga). The Service will be delivered within a positive youth development framework, based within a well-established Anamata; and most importantly, the Practitioners will be highly mobile and flexible to enable the service to be integrated into community settings throughout the Taupō rohe where rangatahi congregate and feel comfortable. You will be working on an individual and group basis with rangatahi, colleagues, community and whānau.

If this sounds like you, we would love to hear from you!

Applicants should legally be entitled to work in Aotearoa.
For more details please contact Laura or call 021 447 629

Applications close August 5th at 5pm

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