Employment Consultant – Kairapu tūranga mahi
Workwise and Mahitahi Trust are collaborating to offer an employment support service, delivered across a number of community mental health teams.
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi: About this role
Taking a practical, holistic approach to employment and wellbeing, our kairapu turanga mahi / employment consultants work with people with experience of mental health issues to find and keep employment.
We have several opportunities available. These are full-time positions working Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5pm, based in Auckland Central and South Auckland. Please indicate in your cover letter if you have a preference for location.
Nga pukenga me nga wheako: Skills and experience
Our employment consultants work alongside people and their whanau, who have a range of backgrounds, cultures and experiences. This requires quality interactions and engagement to support people to connect with employers, whanau, health and welfare providers, and communities. Cultural competence is essential in these roles and we particularly encourage Maori and Pacific people to apply.
Successful employment consultants have the following skill sets:
- Ability to build relationships and achieve results for people
- Love to be part of a team but can confidently work independently
- Ability to think quickly and problem-solve effectively
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Experience working in the social service, addiction, youth, mental health, disability, employment or other sectors that focus on improving people’s lives. Lived experience is also valued.
It is preferred that applicants hold the New Zealand Level 4 Certificate in Health and Wellbeing or a recognised equivalent. Alternatively, you can commence free study towards this within six months of starting your employment with Workwise or Mahitahi Trust. We offer significant support to complete this study, please feel free to contact us to discuss.
Successful applications must also have a full NZ driver licence, NZ permanent visa or citizenship and be prepared to consent and undergo a pre-employment drug and alcohol test.
The Covid-19 Public Health (Vaccination) Order requires the full vaccination of people working in the health and disability sector, or who does not necessarily provide a health service but works in a role that requires frequent contact with those who do. Therefore, all successful applicants are required to be vaccinated.
Mo matou: About us
Workwise has been operating for over 20 years across the country. We are part of the Wise Group, a leading provider of mental health and wellbeing services in New Zealand www.wisegroup.co.nz
Mahitahi Trust is a kaupapa Maori health and addictions provider that has been committed to helping people and whanau toward wellness for over 20 years, through the delivery of integrated tikanga Maori services. www.mahitahi.co.nz
Nga ahuatanga kei a matou: What we offer
Building on the community and practice wisdom, matauranga, networks and infrastructure of both organisations, this collaborative weaves cultural and employment support expertise together to meet the needs of all tangata whaiora, and in particular Maori and Pacific people.
We will support you by ensuring you have the tools needed to be successful, including access to a laptops, cars and mobile phone. We offer good opportunities for training and development.
Rā Katinga: Applications close Thursday 10th February 2022.
Position description: Please copy and paste the link into your browser: https://www.wisegroup.co.nz/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/WW-Mahitahi-Kairapu-Turanga-Mahi-Employment-Consultant.pdf
Contacts: Warren Elwin on 027 274 0099 or Robert Williams on 027 702 6376
Mahitahi Trust and Workwise are committed to healthy lifestyles and actively support a smoke free environment. All new appointees require background checking.