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:

Payroll & HRIS Artisan

This is a revitalised role to ensure the technology, systems and processes in our Payroll and HR support matches the capabilities and potential of our passionate and gifted workforce.

Advance, encourage and strengthen…

Connect Supporting Recovery is a pioneering and reliable NGO providing recovery focused mental health and addictions services throughout Auckland and Hamilton, with $10million revenues, 160 staff and deep-veined values.

The total mix of services includes mobile, residential, respite, peer, clinical, youth, family, employment and housing support from eleven different locations.  Two spirited social enterprises focus on effective earlier interventions.

Employees are spread from Northland to the Lakes District and include full-time, part-time, fixed-term and a healthy pool of casuals.  Many are on rostered shifts, most are subject to the recent Pay Equity settlement, some get additional allowances. 

A new Datacom Payroll/HRIS suite has recently been installed and is working well but also well within its capabilities.  This role will expand our knowledge, smart-use and returns from those systems.  There is significant scope to stretch and shape the parameters of this role.

Reporting to the HR Manager, the role will be responsible for:

Smooth running of a compliant, accurate fortnightly payroll.

Being the ‘Go-To’ person on Employment legislation and the Holidays Act.

Contemporary HR Policies are understood and followed.

Coaching and supporting Team Managers.

Recruitment and induction processes, police and qualification checks.

Administration of employment contracts, compliance and variations.

HR metrics – production, presentation and analysis.

Employee database integrity.

Relevant external relationships, Datacom and EMA.

New initiatives, challenges and opportunities.

Previous experience within a not-for-profit would be advantageous, as would knowledge of Datacom Payroll.   A pragmatic, adaptable approach with the highest level of accuracy and attention to detail should be balanced by the ability to relate well to the people behind the numbers.  A love of systems, processes and people!

Advanced payroll capability, working knowledge of employment legislation, Excel dexterity and excellent communication skills are all pre-requisites.  An inquisitive, restless appetite for improvement and expansion are fundamental. All sides of this particular role’s envelope are far from being pushed…

Connect Supporting Recovery is a values-based, originative, maybe even slightly quirky organisation.  However, we will genuinely strive to afford you the right balance of autonomy, support, development, encouragement and aroha.

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

We very much look forward to working with you!

Intensive Support Consultants

Join a uniquely pioneering, refreshingly holistic, MSD-funded service to work smartly alongside a small number of Jobseeker Support Clients with complex needs and multiple obstacles to benefit independence.

This is a truly enlightened approach to social welfare delivery and although brand new, it will actually feel exactly like the work you always dreamed of being able to carry out.
Become part of a gentle but powerfully effective revolution…

Connect Supporting Recovery is a progressive and reliable NGO providing recovery focused health and community services throughout the North Island, with $10million-plus revenues, 170 staff and deep-veined values.

The total mix of services includes mobile, residential, respite, peer, clinical, youth, family, employment and housing support. Two small but spirited social enterprises focus on effective earlier interventions.

We are currently recruiting small, multi-faceted teams in Kaitaia, Whangarei, Henderson, Tamaki, Papakura, Hamilton, Tokoroa, Rotorua and Whakatane.
Reporting to an experienced Team Manager, individuals must be comfortable collaborating in physical and virtual multi-disciplinary teams, working independently and contracting support as required.

Although gentle in nature, this delivery revolution will achieve ambitious, powerful and long-lasting outcomes for service users:
• Improved education.
• Improved mental health.
• Improved physical health.
• Improved motivation towards employment.
• Improved connectedness.
• Improved employment and financial outlook.

We welcome applications from all those who share our passion, excitement and determination to use their knowledge, local networks and experience to provide an intensive yet wholesome, tailored and deeply effective service.

A background in mental health, social work, counselling, occupational therapy, employment support or equivalent is essential, together with the ability to build and maintain strong relationships across a wide range of stakeholders.

Applicants must hold a full driver’s license. A Certificate in Health and Wellbeing or similar qualification would be advantageous.

A positive attitude, sound problem-solving skills and a resilient, gently tenacious nature will be required. As will a love of diversity, inclusion and hope.
Connect Supporting Recovery is values based, originative, maybe even slightly quirky. We will do whatever it takes to give you the right balance of autonomy, support, development, encouragement and aroha.

Please forward your CV and cover letter to pickme@connectsr.org.nz, quoting reference NC7N.
Come join our revolution!

Residential Support Workers – Mental Health Service

Client support work at its most rewarding – manageable caseload, no travel time, solid teamwork, pioneering programmes, based in a complex residential setting.

Connect Supporting Recovery is an established NGO delivering recovery focused mental health care services in Hamilton and Auckland, with revenues in excess of $10million 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.

Hamilton is our largest facility, where a talented and effective multi-disciplinary team delivers residential, clinical and support programmes for “high and complex needs” individuals from Adult Mental Health and Forensic Mental Health Services.

Opportunities currently exist for both permanent and casual support workers working a rostered shift.

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 Studies Level 4 or equivalent, OR willing to enroll and do this while working.

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 pickme@connectsr.org.nz quoting reference RSWW.

We look forward to working with you

Residential Peer Support Worker – Full time

Residential support work at its most rewarding – great teamwork and a truly pioneering service in Counties Manukau.

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

An opportunity currently exists for a full time Peer Support Worker at Puna Whakataa Respite and Short-Term Treatment Service.

We’d love to hear from those who can comfortably demonstrate:
• A client-centred, recovery focused approach
• A lived experience of addiction and recovery
• Ability to demonstrate cultural sensitivity
• A working knowledge of MS Office
• Certificate in Peer Employment or Intentional Peer Support
• A full driver’s license
• Mountains of empathy, resilience and the ability to have difficult conversations

Applicants must share the teams’ values in holistic, strength based, participative and highly inventive recovery-based approaches. Ideally will have a sense of fun, team spirit, positivity and openness.
The role of Peer Support Worker, we believe, is the key ingredient for successful 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 advert reference. RPSWPW

We look forward to working with you.

Registered Health Professionals Waikato

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…

Who We Are
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 Fulltime position on a rotating roster.
We also have vacancies in our casual staffing pool.

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 Drivers Licence
• 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.

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

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 140 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 fulfill 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 endeavors!

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of an employment support agency that provides a youth focused service that is dynamic, accessible and results targeted.
Suitable applicants could come from a variety of backgrounds but must:
• Have experience in working with young people of high needs
• Preferably, have knowledge of local Youth community networks
• Have experience within Work & Income processes as this would be an advantage
• 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

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.

Please forward  your CV and cover letter to pickme@connectsr.org.nz

We very much look forward to working with you.

Community Support Workers – Mental Health Services

Client support work at its most rewarding – manageable caseload, no wasted travel, great teamwork, truly pioneering programmes, based in homely locations.

Connect Supporting Recovery is an established NGO providing recovery focused mental health care service throughout Auckland and Hamilton, with $10million revenues and FTE staff numbers of 170.
A long, strong history of successful growth has resulted in 5 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 have two full time positions available (40hrs) in our Community Support team. This team is supportive and rich in diversity we welcome new people into the team with open arms. The position may require weekend work.
We’d love to hear from those who can comfortably demonstrate:

• National Certificate or Diploma in Mental Health Support or a relevant qualification equivalent there of.
• 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 license.
• 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 CSWFT.

We look forward to working with you.