Casual Recovery Support Workers
Two positions available
The Recovery Support Worker (RSW) will provide an array of recovery focused support services in a variety of community-based settings for Tāngata Whaiora who experience mental health disorders with higher levels of acuity. The RSW is part of an appropriately trained and qualified support workers team, supported by clinical staff to provide 24 hours, seven days per week support to meet Tāngata Whaiora’s individual goals contributing to Whānau Ora outcomes.
Hours of work: Rostered shifts over 24 hours, to cover 7 days per week
In this role you will:
Ensure a professional service is provided at all times by supporting Tāngata Whaiora in residential and other community settings in a planned and time limited manner by:
- Working with Tāngata Whaiora both in residential and other community settings to identify their goals and aspirations
- Providing day to day support in alignment with a Tāngata Whaiora care plan, goals and aspirations including medication oversight, household management, budgeting etc
- Participating in regular planning and review processes including interventions and implementation of strategies involving whanau whenever appropriate
- Assisting and encouraging Tāngata Whaiora to establish community supports including those external to Tui Ora
- Monitoring all areas of well-being ensuring concerns, incidents/accidents or near misses are reported and supported with appropriate documentation.
- Reducing the need for more intensive mental health services
- Ensuring Tāngata Whaiora cultural needs are understood and considered
- Providing assistance and coaching in meeting responsibilities (cleaning, meal preparation, purchasing household provisions, laundry) in such a way as to enable each person to participate as fully as they are able without unreasonable expectations and with health and safety requirements met
- Supporting Tāngata Whaiora to take responsibility for decisions
You should have/be
- National Certificate in Mental Health Level 4 (Mental Health Support Work) is essential
- Trained in (or willing to undertake training) in Community based recovery focused support services
- A full clean Driver’s Licence.
- Having had or willing to undertake De-escalation training
For an application pack, please download and complete the application form below and email it with your CV and cover letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org; If you experience any difficulty with the documents please phone reception 06 759 4064
Application Closing date: Friday 17 November 2017 at 12noon. Please note the change of closing date