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Maternal Mental Health Support Worker

Advertiser: Dayspring TrustMore jobs from this company

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Job Listing Date
15 May 2018
Location
Auckland, Waitakere & West Auckland
Work Type
Part Time
Classification
Community Services & Development, Child Welfare, Youth & Family Services

Maternal Mental Health Support Worker

About Us:

Dayspring is a registered charitable trust governed by a Board of Trustees. For over 30 years we have been working with vulnerable families and have a long history of positive involvement with mothers and their babies who are living with post-natal depression or an ongoing mental illness.

We have first-hand experience on the impact their illness has on the mother/baby bonding processes, and the associated risks of attachment disorder.

Dayspring Trust provides programmes and services that are designed to positively influence the pathways for woman and their families.

Our Maternal Mental Health Support Service, works in partnership with mothers and their babies using strengths based recovery principles and self-determination.Our objectives are to promote healthy mother/baby attachment relationships, with the inclusion of whanau and dads. To ensure parents are empowered to continue their journey of healthy and positive relationshipswith the wider family/whanau, and local community.

We are seeking a Maternal Mental Health Support worker with experience in Maternal and Perinatal Mental Health, including the ability to support women with mother-infant attachment/bonding. 

You would be working within a small-integrated social service agency in a warm and supportive professional environment. Dayspring Trust offers external supervision and flexible working conditions.

Communication with service users and their families is 80% of the job, so it is essential that you have an excellent command of the English language and excellent communication skills. You will need to able to form relationships and networks with community/hospital services and agencies in order to support Dayspring’s recovery focussed client centred approach.

Qualifications and Experience Required:

  • Level 4 National Certificate in Mental Health or greater is required.
  • At least 4 years’ full time experience in the mental health sector.
  • You must be either a New Zealand Citizen or permanent resident.
  • A full clean driver’s license and able to drive a 10 seater van.
  • To be able to work independently, as well as part of a team.
  • To be able to work with diverse cultures within the community.
  • To be familiar with the Tikanga Best Practice Guidelines and the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi, to be able to meet the need of tangata whai I te ora and their whanua. 
  • Be a confident decision maker in crises situations.
  • Have a compassionate, caring, non-judgemental and supportive attitude.
  • Have excellent communication, planning and organisational skills.
  • Understand issues facing mothers and their babies/children living with mental illness, including alcohol and drug dependency.
  • Have work experience within maternal mental health services.
  • Good computer skills.

A commitment to the mission and values of Dayspring Trust is essential for this position.

For an application pack and job description, email: jane.bruce@dayspring.co.nz

Applications close on Friday 1st June 2018 at 5:00 pm

About Us:

Dayspring is a registered charitable trust governed by a Board of Trustees. For over 30 years we have been working with vulnerable families and have a long history of positive involvement with mothers and their babies who are living with post-natal depression or an ongoing mental illness.

We have first-hand experience on the impact their illness has on the mother/baby bonding processes, and the associated risks of attachment disorder.

Dayspring Trust provides programmes and services that are designed to positively influence the pathways for woman and their families.

Our Maternal Mental Health Support Service, works in partnership with mothers and their babies using strengths based recovery principles and self-determination.Our objectives are to promote healthy mother/baby attachment relationships, with the inclusion of whanau and dads. To ensure parents are empowered to continue their journey of healthy and positive relationshipswith the wider family/whanau, and local community.

We are seeking a Maternal Mental Health Support worker with experience in Maternal and Perinatal Mental Health, including the ability to support women with mother-infant attachment/bonding. 

You would be working within a small-integrated social service agency in a warm and supportive professional environment. Dayspring Trust offers external supervision and flexible working conditions.

Communication with service users and their families is 80% of the job, so it is essential that you have an excellent command of the English language and excellent communication skills. You will need to able to form relationships and networks with community/hospital services and agencies in order to support Dayspring’s recovery focussed client centred approach.

Qualifications and Experience Required:

  • Level 4 National Certificate in Mental Health or greater is required.
  • At least 4 years’ full time experience in the mental health sector.
  • You must be either a New Zealand Citizen or permanent resident.
  • A full clean driver’s license and able to drive a 10 seater van.
  • To be able to work independently, as well as part of a team.
  • To be able to work with diverse cultures within the community.
  • To be familiar with the Tikanga Best Practice Guidelines and the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi, to be able to meet the need of tangata whai I te ora and their whanua. 
  • Be a confident decision maker in crises situations.
  • Have a compassionate, caring, non-judgemental and supportive attitude.
  • Have excellent communication, planning and organisational skills.
  • Understand issues facing mothers and their babies/children living with mental illness, including alcohol and drug dependency.
  • Have work experience within maternal mental health services.
  • Good computer skills.

A commitment to the mission and values of Dayspring Trust is essential for this position.

For an application pack and job description, email: jane.bruce@dayspring.co.nz

Applications close on Friday 1st June 2018 at 5:00 pm

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