Key Worker – Assertive Community Outreach Service, Auckland

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  • Permanent, Full Time 40 hours per week
  • Be a key part in our clients’ recovery journey
  • Using your skills and knowledge to improve our people’s health outcomes

Join the Assertive Community Outreach Service (ACOS), an intensive Community Mental Health Team in ADHB’s High & Complex Needs Services.

Our team works with people who have a history of poor engagement with mental health services and who present with high risk associated with their condition. We aim to provide responsive treatment to Service Users/Tangata whai i te ora who require more flexibility and intensity of support. ACOS covers all of the Auckland District Health Board area.

We provide crisis resolution and a significant focus on family involvement and short admissions to inpatient settings. As part of our team, you will help to make a real difference to our people’s lives, their health outcomes and play a crucial part in their recovery journey.

This role is currently based at the St Lukes Community Mental Health Centre in the Auckland suburb of Morningside.

As an ideal candidate for this role, you will be keen on taking the initiative, enjoys teamwork and has a good knowledge of community resources. You will also be able to work closely with Service Users and their families in the secondary and tertiary mental health settings.

You will be a Mental Health professional registered with New Zealand professional board with a current Practising Certificate or eligible for the same. It is desirable that you have four years’ experience or more working in Mental Health settings.

You will bring strong commitment to teamwork, best practice and the empowerment of mental health service users.

This is a permanent, full time role working 10 days per fortnight on a Monday to Sunday roster. You would be working one or two weekend days per month, as agreed. A full and clean driver’s licence is essential for this role.

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Be part of a team committed to clients who depend upon the support and guidance of skilled professionals to assist them in maintaining and developing a wide range of skills to strengthen their process of recovery.

To express interest, please apply online now at

For any query or help applying online please contact Teenie Nguyen – Recruitment Coordinator on or 021 574 042

Auckland DHB is committed to the application of the Children’s Act 2014 and its intent to improve the safety of all children. This position is not a Children’s Worker as defined by the Act.

Applications Close: 21 March 2020