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Qualified Mental Health Professional

Qualified Mental Health Professional

Poutama Dual Diagnosis Residential Service


Permanent, Full-time (40 hours a week) on rostered shifts.

This residential services operates 24 hours, 7 days a week, based in Te Atutu South

Ember is a pioneering Not for Profit organisation that provides recovery focused Mental Health, Addictions and Intellectual Disability services in Auckland, Hamilton, Northland and Bay of Plenty.

We are recruiting for a Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP) to join our Poutama Service based in Te Atatu.

With joining the Poutama service we want you to show resilience and patience when supporting our house guests. Having the right attitude, a hunger to keep learning and a willingness to adapt to your surroundings.

Roles Responsibilities:

  • Coordinates guest entry and exits
  • Work alongside Keyworkers/Support Workers, and their responsibilities to guest pathways
  • Guest tailored services meeting/addressing their needs and aspirations
  • Provide training and development
  • Liaise with clinical teams
  • Oversee guest management systems
  • Provide direct support to guests and family on an individual and group basis
  • Engage in professional supervision, training and development
  • Assist Team Manager when needed/required

This position requires people who are qualified members of the Nursing, OT, Social Work, Dapaanz AOD Clinician, Counseling or Psychology professions.

Essential Criteria:

  • Current Annual Practicing Certificate
  • Ability to work within a roster
  • Mental health experience
  • A full Drivers Licence
  • Co-Existing Problems experience
  • Understanding of client-centered, recovery-focused approach
  • Insight to know when and how to engage with whanau
  • Experience to be appropriately culturally sensitive

Ember is a values based, innovative, maybe even slightly quirky environment.  We will do our very best to give you the right balance of freedom, support, development, encouragement and aroha.

For more information about this exciting opportunity, please contact Janice Stirling, Team Manager,  on 021 216 4257

Closing Date: Tuesday 24th September 2019

A Job Description can be downloaded from here.

To apply for this position, please submit all of the following documents:

  1. Download, complete and submit an Application Form from here.
  2. Prepare and submit an up-to-date CV.
  3. Submit a Cover Letter, answering the following questions:
    • Why are you interested in this position?
    • What skills, competencies, knowledge and experience can you bring to this role?
  4. Email all of the above to