Casual Support Worker - Mental Health and Addictions
Casual, part-time, full-time
Applications close:  Friday 24 June 2022

About us
Te Oranganui Trust is an iwi organisation established in 1993 to improve access and service delivery of health services to Māori in the wider Whanganui region. Over time the roles and functions of the organisation have grown and the organisation now delivers a wide range of health and social services to all people throughout the Whanganui and neighbouring regions. 

Our services include, Vocations, Mental Health & Addictions, Disability Support, Whānau & Community health and wellbeing, Family Start & Tamariki Ora. Our vision is to empower whanau into their future. Korowaitia te puna waiora, hei oranga motuhake mō te iwi. The way we do this is reflected in our values. 

Tika        Excellence in how we do things
Whānau    At the centre of everything we do
Pono        Act with honesty and integrity
Mahitahi    Committed to working 


About you
As part of our new pool of Casual Support Workers – Day Activities and Te Whare Mahana, you’ll be working in two key areas of within Waiora Hinengaro, our Mental Health and Addictions service. In Day Activities, you’ll facilitate activities that support tangata whaiora in their recovery and wellness journey using the fundamental values of tikanga Māori, Whānau Ora and the skills and knowledge of current mental health practice. 

Te Whare Mahana (TWM) is our mental health residence and as a support worker, you’ll provide onsite, and overnight support to the tangata whaiora residing at Te Whare Mahana, and assist them to reach an optimum level of wellness through strengthening tinana, wairua, hinengaro and whānau.

This role is covered by the government’s COVID-19 vaccination mandate for the health and disabilities sector. This means that it is a requirement that this role is undertaken by a fully vaccinated person (or a person who holds a valid exemption issued by the Director-General of Health). 

What you’ll bring to the role
Ideally, you’ll have a passion for the health and wellbeing of people and be committed to providing the best possible care. Understanding the application of whare tapa whā in your work and effective communication is a must. You will work with tangata whaiora on normal household activities like cooking and daily activity needs as well as maintenance and cleaning of the whare. You’ll also have an NZQA Level 4 Certificate in mental health or alcohol and drug work or have the desire to attain this.  You must be computer literate, and have a full driver’s license.  

How to apply
Applications for this role close on 10 June 2022 at 5:00pm, please apply on the Te Oranganui website. If you have any questions, or wish to have a confidential discussion about the role, please email Waiora Hinengaro’s service manager, Geoff Hipango, on or call 06 349 0007.