- Mental Health Clinician: Pasifika Focus
- Central Palmerston North, permanent, fulltime
- Provide Mental Health Services to our Pasifika community
Do you want to be part of a transformational approach to Primary Mental Health and Addiction Services, particularly to the Pasifika community?
THINK Hauora (formally Central PHO) is a not for profit charitable trust, that provides primary healthcare services to the MidCentral DHB population. We are funded by the Ministry of Health and the DHB and have a focus on ‘Connecting Communities for Wellbeing’. Today, THINK Hauora has a core staff of up to 135, employed within the MidCentral region.
Within our Clinical Services department sits our Mental Health team – Te Ara Rau. This highly skilled and agile team provides integrated approaches to individuals and whānau who experience mild to moderate mental health challenges. The team is agile, dynamic, evolving and committed to improving mental health outcomes for priority populations.
Te Ara Rau are now seeking to appoint a Mātanga Whai Ora: Mental Health Clinician - Pasifika that will focus on the Pasifika community. To be considered for this key role, you will be a current and qualified health professional that has ideally worked with the Pasifika population. You will have an in-depth knowledge of Pasifika cultural practices and frameworks and have strong connections to Pasifika communities and stakeholders.
Ideally, you will also have:
- A current Annual Practising Certificate (APC) with a governing health body in either social work, occupational therapy, counselling, nursing or psychology.
- Knowledge and experience of talking therapies (CBT, MI, ACT etc)
- A good understanding of various cultures, particularly Pasifika and ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of people and services.
- The ability to cope with change and be a driven self-starter
- A willingness to work in a new way:
- Part of a general practice team
- A ‘generalist’
- Provide brief intervention sessions
THINK Hauora has a strong commitment to collaborating and partnering with others to improve health outcomes to address the health disparity evident within our population. We can be described as forward thinking, agile and focussed on, ‘connecting communities for wellbeing’.
To apply, please complete the below:
- Application Form
- Self-Evaluation Form
Send together with your cover letter and CV to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications close Tuesday, 21 January 2020 at 9am
Please Note: Failure to send a full and completed application may result in your job application not being considered.
If you are successfully recruited to this position you will be required to undergo a comprehensive safety check, including a New Zealand Police vetting process as required by the Vulnerable Children Act, 2014.