Registered Mental Health Professional, North Auckland

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Grow your career, be challenged and realise the potential in yourself and others around you.

  • Permanent, full-time position
  • Work for a national provider of mental health, disability and addiction services
  • Based in North Auckland

Our Organisation:

Emerge Aotearoa is a social services organisation providing a range of support services throughout Aotearoa, including mental health, addictions, housing, youth and intellectual disability.

At Emerge Aotearoa, we refer to everyone as whānau. Whānau is often translated as ‘family’, but its meaning is more complex. It includes physical, emotional and spiritual dimensions and is based on whakapapa. Whānau can be multi-layered, flexible and dynamic just like our communities and the services we provide.

This is a fantastic opportunity to have a direct impact on the lives of people in the community to help them to reconnect and live as independently as possible.

Our Service:

We have an exciting role for a mental health professional within our small and dynamic team. This service has the capacity to support five people to reach their goals and realise their potential within a home environment. You will use your clinical knowledge and skill base to help coach and mentor a team of support workers as well as working alongside the people in the service. You’ll have a supportive manager who draws on the strengths of team members to create a safe, nurturing space for whānau, where they can realise their potential and reach their goals.

The service is located in North Auckland, you will work rostered shifts across Monday-Sunday between the hours of 7.00am and 11:30pm.

The service aims to provide a safe a nurturing space where whānau feel supported to live their best life.

The Role:

The focus of your role will be working alongside Support Workers providing support to whānau with varying intense needs and dual disabilities (mental health and intellectual disability).

Draw on the strengths of the dynamic team around you to create and implement best practice interventions, support plans and rehabilitation strategies to support whānau to achieve their personal goals and engage within their community. Whilst there is nothing average about this position, your average day will go from goal planning, to a meeting with clinicians, next on the list you might meet with team, at the end of your shift you’ll complete administration and record notes in our records system and provide handover. In between the important mahi we do, there’s hot drinks and daily kōrero.

This is a permanent, full-time position.


Sometimes faced with challenging behaviour, you’ll utilise your calmness to engage and empathise with whānau and be quick to think on your feet with how to deal with situations when whānau become unwell and are in need of support.

Being able to demonstrate assertiveness, accountability and compassion for people and encourage them to change is really important to this role. The ability to coach and mentor staff and communicate effectively will also be beneficial to this role.

You’ll need:

  • A current registration with a professional body covered by HPCA 2003 Act, Social Work Registration or have a current APC
  • Post qualifying experience working within the Mental Health/AO Sector
  • Resilience and strong personal and professional boundaries
  • A calm and patient approach to challenges you may face
  • Knowledge and experience of working in a residential setting would be beneficial
  • A current Full New Zealand driver’s licence
  • The right to work in New Zealand.

We offer:

  • No two days will ever be the same, in this challenging, yet rewarding role
  • A supportive Manager, and a team who celebrates success, however little or large they may be
  • Learning, development and training opportunities, learning grants and sponsorships and much more
  • Fun events and activities with whānau
  • Great staff benefits, including store discounts, 20 days annual leave per year, 10 days of sick leave, 2.5 days wellbeing leave
  • Culturally diverse, inclusive, respectful organisation where you can be yourself.

How to apply;

To apply for this role please visit our careers site and register your details – This role will be advertised until filled.

If you are interested in joining an organisation who is passionate about making a positive difference in your community we would love to hear from you. Apply today.

Join the Emerge Aotearoa whānau; we’re inclusive and we celebrate diversity as an organisation

Realising potential – Tautokohia te mana tangata