Careers

Want to work for an NGO at the forefront of mental health and addiction services? Well look no further!
Check out our current vacancies below:

Qualified Mental Health Professional - Hamilton

Mental Health Professionals with the desire to stretch, grow and maybe even surprise themselves…

We're on the look out for a  Qualified Mental Health Professionals with genuine appetite for innovative recovery, accelerated learning and real teamwork in residential settings.

Connect Supporting Recovery is an established NGO delivering recovery focused mental health care services in Auckland and Hamilton

A long, strong history of successful growth has resulted in 7 residential and respite facilities, several mobile community teams, assisted employment and housing agencies.  There is a mix of peer-led, non-peer, dual diagnosis and collaborative services, including a fledgling but vibrant social enterprise. 

We are recruiting for a full time QMHP at Poutama our Te Atatu based, AOD dual diagnosis residential service. This position requires people who are qualified members of the Nursing, OT, Social Work, Dapaanz AOD Clinician, Counseling or Psychology professions.

 In addition to the paper qualification, you must also clearly demonstrate:

Current Annual Practicing Certificate

Ability to work within a roster

Mental health experience

A full Drivers Licence

Co-Existing Problems experience - requirement

Client-centered, recovery-focused approach (a cliché, but still genuinely at the heart of all we do)

Insight to know when and how to engage with whanau

Experience to be appropriately culturally sensitive

Something that you can teach and a hunger to keep learning - we’re a team and we share

Resilience and patience

Connect Supporting Recovery is a values based, innovative, maybe even slightly quirky environment.  We will do our very best to give you the right balance of freedom, support, development, encouragement and aroha.

Please forward your CV, cover letter and application form to pickme@connectsr.org.nz, quoting advert reference QMHPP.

The application form should be copied and pasted into your browser to complete.

Application form:

https://connectsupportingrecovery.rocketspark.co.nz/page/employment-application-form/

We look forward to working with you.

Registered Health Professional - Hamilton

We are looking for enthusiastic, bright, creative, out of the box Registered Health Professionals who have the desire to Stretch, Grow and Maybe Even Surprise Themselves

Connect Supporting Recovery is an established NGO delivering recovery focused mental health care services in Auckland and Hamilton with $10million revenues and full-time staff numbers of 160.  

A long, strong history of successful growth has resulted in 7 residential and respite facilities, several mobile community teams, assisted employment and housing agencies.  There is a mix of peer-led, non-peer, dual diagnosis and collaborative services, including a vibrant social enterprise.  

The Service

Hamilton is our largest residential facility, where a talented and effective multi-disciplinary team delivers residential, clinical and support programmes for “high and complex needs” for individuals from Adult Mental Health and Forensic Mental Health Services. There are opportunities for people with their own lived experience of mental health and recovery to join the team and can act as role models to others.

We are currently looking for a qualified member of the Nursing, Social Work, Dapaanz, Counseling or Psychology professions to fill a full time position on a rotating roster.

We also have vacancies in our casual staff pooling.

 In addition to the paper qualification:

Two or more year’s mental health or relevant sector experience is preferred, however new graduates are welcome to apply

Client-centered, recovery-focused approach

Comfortable communicating with Whanau & external agencies

Culturally sensitive

An ability to make common sense decisions

A full Driver’s License

Current Annual Practicing Certificate

A working knowledge of MS Office

A great sense of humor

Dynamic, loves change, brings ideas, energy to drive positive changes within the sector

 

Connect Supporting Recovery is a values based, innovative environment.  We will do our very best to give you the right balance of freedom, support, development, encouragement and aroha.

Please forward your CV, cover letter and application form to pickme@connectsr.org.nz, quoting advert reference HRHP.

The application form should be copied and pasted into your browser to complete.

Application form:



https://connectsupportingrecovery.rocketspark.co.nz/page/employment-application-form/

We look forward to working with you.

Residential Support Worker - Mental Health Services- Beach Haven

Client support work at it’s most rewarding - manageable caseload, no wasted travel, great teamwork and truly pioneering programmes
Connect Supporting Recovery is an established NGO providing recovery focused mental health care service throughout Auckland and Hamilton, with $9million revenues and full time staff numbers of 160.

A long, strong history of successful growth has resulted in 8 residential and respite facilities, several mobile community teams, assisted employment and housing agencies.  There is a mix of peer-led, non-peer, dual diagnosis and collaborative services, including a fledgling but vibrant social enterprise. 

Innovation, flexibility and pioneering achievements are met in equal measure with grounded reality and the ability to speak out at an Emperor’s lack of new clothes.  Somehow, it works…

An opportunity currently exists for a full time rostered shift Residential Support Worker at our Beach Haven residential service.

We’d love to hear from those who can comfortably demonstrate:

A client-centred, recovery focused approach.

Insight to know when and how to engage with Whanau.

Experience, instinct and decency to be appropriately culturally sensitive.

Mountains of empathy with a few peaks of resilience and firmness.

A full driver’s licence.

National Certificate or Diploma in Mental Health Support.

Working knowledge of MS Office.

 

Applicants must share the teams’ deep belief in holistic, face-to-face, participative and highly inventive recovery based approaches.  A sense of fun, team spirit and openness will complement a fine balance of positivity and pragmatism. 

Above all, we are looking for those who can embrace the breadth and variety of the role, which ranges from basic practical help to pioneering therapeutic support. 

The role of Support Worker, we believe, is the key ingredient for successful client outcomes.  Consequently, we provide ample and on-going tools and encouragement to develop, grow and flourish in the role, striving to ensure an environment of learning, teamwork and enjoyment.

Please forward your CV and covering letter to Gaylene Ripepi, at pickme@connectsr.org.nz quoting reference BRSW.

We look forward to working with you.

Casual Residential Support Workers Beach Haven, Birkdale and Te Atatu North

Connect Supporting Recovery is an established NGO delivering recovery focused mental health care services in Auckland and Hamilton.

A long, strong history of successful growth has resulted in 8 residential and respite facilities, several mobile community teams, assisted employment and housing agencies.  There is a mix of peer-led, non-peer, dual diagnosis and collaborative services, including a fledgling but vibrant social enterprise. 

An opportunity currently exists for casual rostered staff across our Auckland Residential Services.

We’d love to hear from those who can comfortably demonstrate:

A client-centred, recovery focused approach.

Insight to know when and how to engage with Whanau.

Experience, instinct and decency to be appropriately culturally sensitive.

Mountains of empathy with a few peaks of resilience and firmness.

A full driver’s licence.

National Certificate or Diploma in Mental Health Support.

A working knowledge of MS Office.

 

Applicants must share the teams’ deep belief in holistic, face-to-face, participative and highly inventive recovery based approaches.  A sense of fun, team spirit and openness will complement a fine balance of positivity and pragmatism. 

Above all, we are looking for those who can embrace the breadth and variety of the role, which ranges from basic practical help to pioneering therapeutic support. 

The role of Support Worker, we believe, is the key ingredient for successful client outcomes.  Consequently, we provide ample and on-going tools and encouragement to develop, grow and flourish in the role, striving to ensure an environment of learning, teamwork and enjoyment.

Please forward your CV and cover letter to pickme@connectsr.org.nz, quoting reference CRSW.

We look forward to working with you.

Employment Consultant with Big Heart and Even Bigger Influence

Reputable NGO actively seeks Supported Employment Consultant to coach North Shore/Rodney jobseekers experiencing mental ill health or distress.  If you too firmly believe everyone can work given the right job and the right support, it’s nothing like as difficult as that might first sound…

EDGE Employment is an integral and autonomous division within Connect Supporting Recovery; an established NGO delivering recovery focused mental health care services throughout Auckland and Hamilton, with revenues in excess of $10million and 160 full time staff.  

Innovation, flexibility and pioneering achievements are balanced in equal measure with grounded reality and the courage to speak out at the Emperor’s lack of new clothes.  Somehow, it works…

Supported employment is a deeply personalised yet evidence–based approach allowing individuals with significant disabilities fulfil their employment aspirations and achieve real social and economic inclusion.  It can also offer employers the positive benefits of diversity, employee motivation and a wider customer appeal.  So not only individuals but also organisations, communities, even the government will also benefit from your endeavours!

Suitable applicants could come from a variety of backgrounds but must:

  • Be good questioners, great listeners, effective networkers and outstanding advocates to fully engage both employers and jobseekers.
  • Understand employer’s needs and identify vacancies. First hand experience of NZ workplace cultures and businesses is essential.
  • Possess keen and creative negotiation skills, resilience, tenacity and occasional bloody-mindedness focusing on job matches and on-going support.
  • Passionately promote, respect and ultimately enable jobseeker choice and control.Have the insight and common decency to be appropriately culturally sensitive.
  • Applicants must also have the Mental Health Level 4 qualification or an equivalent.

Empathy, knowledge or experience of mental health would be a distinct advantage, as would a hunger to learn, grow and share.  A working knowledge of MS Office, a full drivers licence and the right to work in New Zealand are non negotiable.

EDGE Employment is a values based, innovative, maybe even slightly quirky environment.  We will do our very best to give you the right balance of freedom, support, development, encouragement and aroha.

In the first instance please forward your CV and covering letter to  pickme@connectsr.org.nz, quoting reference EEC.

We very much look forward to working with you.