Whanau Leader

Taranaki Retreat Trust - New Plymouth - Taranaki

Whanau Leader

Whanau Leader to work in Suicide Prevention at Taranaki Retreat Trust - Omata - Taranaki

About Us

Taranaki Retreat is a Non-Clinical Suicide Prevention initiative that provides a range of residential and non-residential services to support people facing major life challenges, including suicidal thoughts, depression, anxiety, self-harm, attempted suicide, and bereavement by suicide.

About the Role

An exciting part time (flexible hours) opportunity for an experienced whanau worker, with a suitable qualification in health-care. We are looking to appoint a new team member who is committed to holistic whanau-orientated support; to suicide prevention; to making a positive difference; to team-building, and is able to provide community-based support to those who reach out to us in need of help.

The role is for four to five part-time days per week (20 hours per week). Some of the online administrative work can be undertaken from home. The role is based in Omata, Taranaki. You will be supporting residential and outreach Guests; supporting and recruiting new volunteers, and working with our committed and caring staff and volunteer teams in this innovative and compassionate environment.

Joining our team in this exciting new role will suit a range of career stages. Perhaps you’re a recent graduate keen to specialise in mental health work within the community. Or you might be further along in your career, but wanting to focus on suicide prevention and team-building. Or maybe your own life experiences have given you a perspective that will enhance your work. The most important thing you can bring is the genuine, heartfelt desire to help people find hope and to build a new beginning in which they will thrive.

In return for your skills, your knowledge, and your passion for your work, you’ll find plenty of team support, as well as opportunities for development.

About You

We are excited to be making this new appointment, and are looking to work someone who has :

  • Great communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Efficient and meticulous with administration
  • A suitable health-care qualification, at least at diploma level
  • Experience in working in mental health
  • A passion for holistic, whanau-centred support
  • Fluency or high competency in Te Reo Maori
  • A passion for assisting people in cultural support and identity
  • Excellent computer literacy
  • The ability to work cohesively on a shared outcome
  • A good sense of humour and the ability to 'go with the flow'
  • A track record of great teamwork and team-building
  • A passion to engage in active suicide prevention work in an NGO charitable context
  • A natural embracing and valuing of Te Tiriti o Waitangi/the Treaty of Waitangi
  • A full NZ Driver's License and permanent NZ residency.

Note that a current CV and Covering Letter must be included, alongside a completed application form.

Job Description

Application Form
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Applications close 01 Feb 2019