Mental Health Worker

Mental Health Worker
  • $49,920 - $56,160 per Annum
    ANNUM
  • Temporary
  • Auckland, New Zealand auckland Auckland NZL 1010
Job Ref: PAjsAuck
Sector: Nursing / Midwifery
Sub-sector: Mental Health, Drug & Alcohol
Date Added: 15 November 2021

Benefits to YOU!

  • FREE CPR & Manual Handling training renewal
  • Top market rates + 8% Holiday pay
  • Weekly payroll!
  • Paid 4 day orientation
  • Free SPEC training
  • Opportunity to grow your career and up-skill yourself
  • $450 Refer - a - Friend Voucher (conditions apply)

Plus, much more....

About the role

We are seeking dedicated and experienced Psychiatric Assistants to help cover various shifts in our Clients Acute Inpatient units in Central & South Auckland. Shifts range from AM, PM & Night shifts depending on our Client's needs.

Working as part of our Mental Health team will give you the opportunity to use your knowledge and experience to support patient's recovery pathways, build strong partnerships with patients/ communities. You may be expected to deliver personalised responsive support and rehabilitation plans and activities to enhance the well-being of patients whom you support. Our Clients are seeking a strong focused Psychiatric Assistants that involves the development of complex therapeutic relationships. You will be working alongside and supporting numerous healthcare professionals such as Registered Nurses, Psychiatrics Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Doctors, Social Workers, Mental health and addiction counsellors as well as other allied health care professionals.

A holistic and team approach will be expected when working with clients, families, groups as well as communities. Skills such as critical thinking, problem solving, and good decision making are of utmost importance to ensure safe and competent care are provided to patients.

Duties & responsibilities

As a psychiatric assistant, your responsibilities involve supporting people with mental health issues at a mental health care facility. You provide basic medical care by monitoring vital signs and dispensing medications. Your duties include assisting patients with bathing, dressing, and eating

Essential requirements

You must have a valid Mental Health Certificate in order to be accepted for this role. Without the valid Mental Health qualification unfortunately, you will not be considered.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Evidence of Level 4 qualification in Mental Health and Addiction or the equivalent
  • Ability to obtain x2 clinical references from two senior referees whom you have worked with in the last 2 years to confirm your experience
  • A minimum of 6 months Mental Health experience
  • Must have a valid working VISA
  • Must be willing to travel to various locations in Auckland for shifts
  • CPR or First aid training

Do you think you would be a suitable candidate for this role? Contact me today to be considered!

To apply in the strictest of confidence please click 'Apply Now' & follow the prompts - Our Mental Health recruitment specialist Jade will be in touch with you soon!

Medacs Healthcare
13/12/2021 23:27:56
NZD 49920 56160 Annum
Contact Consultant:
Jade Smith

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