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Primary Care General Practice Support Worker - Mental Health and Addictions

Primary Care General Practice Support Worker - Mental Health and Addictions

Primary Care General Practice Support Worker - Mental Health and Addictions

Te Paepae Arahi

“Hei Kaiarahi i te Iwi Kia Ora Ai”

“To guide our people to seek wellness”

Te Paepae Arahi broadly translates as ‘to lead from the Pae’.  Our organisation takes pride in its mental health, addictions, and wellbeing services; it strives to provide a safe, welcoming, and whānau-centred environment in which whānau can begin their journey to wellness.

Te Paepae Arahi Trust seeks two Support Workers / Kaitautoko with proven ability to develop and maintain robust and respectful relationships with individuals and their whānau, Māori community organisations, and other community service providers.  The aim being to facilitate, champion, and support Whānau Ora, in delivering Te Paepae Arahi mental health, addictions and wellbeing services.

This is an exciting new opportunity to work directly with GP practices delivering primary mental health and addictions support. By linking directly with specific Hutt Valley GP practices you will support tangata whaiora and their whānau to achieve outcomes that strengthen individual wellness and lead to greater whānau well-being.

You will be working with some key GP practices in Lower Hutt region including Wainuiomata which are identified as having high needs populations, and supporting any presentations requiring mild to moderate mental health support. You will also be supported by our experienced team of support workers and clinical management in your practice and existing linkages with our partners in mental health and addiction. Access to a vehicle is provided on a daily basis.

This challenging and diverse role requires:

  • Ideally a Level 4 or above qualification in health and/or social sciences
  • Excellent networking and relationship building skills
  • Experience in a health and/or social sciences field
  • Experience in working with whānau, hapū and iwi
  • Capability, or intention to more capable in Te Reo me ona Tikanga Māori
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Excellent planning, administration and time management skills

If you are passionate about working with whānau at the primary care level and can demonstrate the required attributes, we would love to hear from you. 

For a detailed job description please email 

For further information about Te Paepae Arahi please go to the following website:

To apply please email through your current CV, supporting cover letter and two nominated referees to

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