Kaiturūki Primary Mental Health - Health Coach
Fixed Term - 40 Hours per week
Applications close: 5pm, 22nd May 2020
Te Oranganui is a health and social service provider based in Whanganui and offers a wide range of health related services to people within the Whanganui and neighbouring regions.
Te Oranganui is seeking a Kaitūruki Primary Care Mental Health - Health Coach in its Te Waipuna Medical Centre team.
This role will be embedded as members of the general practice team, helping patients gain the knowledge skills, tools and confidence to become active participants in their care so that they can reach their self-identified goals.
Working collaboratively to develop active partnerships with patients motivating them to make positive lifestyle changes, reduce high-risk behaviours, manage stress and improve their health and wellbeing. In addition you will have a key role in building the confidence and capability of the general practice team to meet the needs of people experiencing mental health and/or alcohol and other drug (AOD) concerns.
The ideal candidate will have the following experience and/or qualifications:
Has been or is willing to be trained as a Stanford self-management peer leader (this can be provided locally
Has (or will) attended a recognised Health Coaching training Programme (will be provided nationally
Experience working in primary care directly with patients as part of the health care team.
You will also be flexible, a self-starter and able to work autonomously and as part of a team; with relevant experience in mental heath and addictions, and other health conditions.
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