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:

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.

Team Manager with Wisdom and Purpose

Residential mental health service requires wise and practical Team Manager for a Hamilton location. Broad, rewarding role containing sprinkles of innovation.

Connect Supporting Recovery is an established NGO providing recovery focussed mental health care services throughout Auckland and Hamilton, with $10 million revenues and 160 full time staff.

An impressive history of sustained growth has resulted in 7 residential and respite facilities, several mobile community teams, assisted employment and housing agencies and a social enterprise. The mix includes peer, non-peer, dual diagnosis and collaborative services.

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.

We currently seek a Team Manager to:

  • Manage all available resources and energies towards the tough but rewarding goal of client recovery.
  • Motivate and inspire the already very capable team to reach new heights, leading by example with an easy blend of push, pull, guile and warmth.
  • Anticipate and initiate change, collaborating widely before acting decisively.
  • Combine the wisdom and empathy of knowing that plans rarely turn out perfectly, whilst retaining the passion to keep learning and trying.   

The ability to manage and develop people, implement and monitor systems, communicate freely and build sturdy relationships not just internally, but with other clinicians and services, are all pre-requisites, as is an open minded, flexible approach.  Significant experience within the mental health sector would be highly advantageous.

Connect Supporting Recovery is a values-based, inventive and 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 covering letter to pickme@connectsr.org.nz quoting reference HTM.

We look forward to working with you.

Communications and IT Alchemist

Communications and IT Alchemist - Not For Profit
North Shore, flexible hours.
Broad Role, positive social outcomes
Communication and IT skills, community outlook.

Connect Supporting Recovery Inc. is an established NGO meeting the needs of people too often left behind by the system, through innovative and effective models in community driven mental health and addiction intervention.

$ 11million revenues and 170 staff, including casuals, provide mobile, residential, peer, employment and housing support from eight different locations. Two small but spirited social enterprises focus on earlier intercessions.

We have recently announced a magnificent merger with Framework Services from 1st July, who are a leading NGO delivering community based mental health and intellectual disability services. We have never been so excited about our future and our potential impact. With that in mind, authentic and effective communications with clients, staff and funders will become an even more vital but challenging priority. We are currently seeking someone who can:

  • Develop communication strategies and output for a wide variety of channels.
  • Encourage the articulation of amazing, genuine and inspiring content and stories.
  • Champion social issues including mental health and drug/alcohol abuse.
  • Streamline the routine reporting requirements whilst sprinkling them with a dusting of creativity and magic.
  • Improve all of our abilities to successfully record, report and advocate.
  • Provide practical IT support for users of varied ability.

Reporting to our Infrastructures Wizard Manager, you will compassionately but diligently become attuned to the pulse of our organisation and all its individual narratives. Patience, trust and empathy are firm prerequisites for this role, as is a healthy predilection to question, learn and imagine. Although there is an existing communication structure, this role and many of its parameters and edges will rapidly evolve as we explore and learn together. You will further improve how we engage and impact with everyone who shares our universe; advise on channels, devices, frequency, tone and content; and, inspire connections and communities.

Although you must have a real interest in how technology and social media can be used for good causes, we do not expect that you will necessarily have all the answers. This is a development role and may even suit someone who has recently acquired the learning and theory but is bursting to put it into practice.

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.

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

We very much look forward to working with you.

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

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Qualified Mental Health Professional

Full Time Qualified Mental Health Professional Required
Mental Health Professionals with the desire to Stretch, Grow and Maybe Even Surprise Themselves.
Reputable NGO requires experienced 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 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 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, 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-centred, recovery-focused approach (a cliché, but still genuinely at the heart of all we do).
  • Insight to know when and how to engage with whānau.
  • 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.

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Please forward the completed Employment Application Form, with your CV and cover letter to pickme@connectsr.org.nz, quoting advert reference QMHPP.

We look forward to working with you.
Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

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.

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

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.