Clinical Youth Community Worker


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$51,000-60,000 per year



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Christchurch, Canterbury 



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Full time

Job Description:

Stepping Stone Trust (SST) is a faith based organisation and the largest NGO Mental Health Service in Canterbury. SST operates Residential, Respite and Community Support services for Youth through to Older Persons for 500+ tangata whaiora/consumers each week.
The Clinical Youth Community Mental Health Worker is a full time permanent role, assisting young people experiencing mental illness in the recovery of their mental wellbeing. This role has an emphasis on Co-Existing Problems; a combination of mental illness and substance dependence. This is an exciting opportunity working in partnership with Child and Family Services (Specialist Mental Health) delivering services to young people with Co-Existing Problems. This position will suit someone who has a passion for working with young people, and is reflective and flexible in their practice.

Job Requirements:

We are looking for a person who is energetic and enthusiastic; who is committed to the wellbeing of young people experiencing mental illness and addiction problems.
Preferred applicants will have a recognised tertiary qualification in Nursing, Social Work or other registrable Allied Health field (nurses must be currently registered in New Zealand). Preference will be given to individuals with knowledge and experience in the area of youth mental health and addictions. 

At the Youth Community Mental Health Team we offer a supportive working environment, professional development opportunities and the chance to be part of a team that is dedicated, passionate and highly competent. 

The successful candidates will be able to demonstrate the following competencies, abilities and attributes: 
  • Strong assessment and analytical skills
  • Ability to engage and develop good relationships with young people and families
  • Effective group working skills
  • Be able to contribute in a multi-disciplinary team setting
  • Ability to identify risk(s) and mobilise effective and speedy intervention
  • Understand, and have the ability and willingness to work cross culturally and commitment to the principles of Treaty of Waitangi 
You need a full New Zealand driver's license, computer literacy, an attention to detail and the ability to work in an inter-agency collaborative setting.
If you are interested in a challenging and rewarding role, have a passion for people and want to work in an environment where you will be developed, then we would love to hear from you.  The pay scale for this role is expected to be $51-60k per annum for a 1.0FTE role.
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For further information about this vacancy, please contact Aland Fish (Service Manager) at or 03 3901457

Applications close 5pm, Monday 26th November 2018.

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Stepping Stone Trust PO Box 33-103, Barrington 8244 Christchurch, NZ
Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand

Phone: 3386390
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