Promoting mental health, demystifying mental illness, countering stigma and discrimination


Supporting Parents, Healthy Children (SPHC) Family and Whānau Worker-JOB DESCRIPTION

Supporting Families in Mental Illness Taranaki, Awhi Whānau o Taranaki, is Taranaki's oldest community mental health organisation. We support, educate and advocate for families and whānau impacted by a loved one with a mental illness or addiction. Offering one-on-one and group support, educational workshops, and local and national advocacy, we bring hope to families Taranaki wide.
We are currently recruiting a passionate person to join our fantastic team as an SPHC Family and Whānau Worker.
This role provides awhi, hope and education to build resilience in children, young people/rangatahi and families in Taranaki with parents, caregivers or family/whānau members with a mental illness or addiction.
• passionate about building resilience in children and youth through family inclusive practice;
• experienced in working with young people living with a family member with a mental illness or addiction;
• qualified in social work with a full driver's licence;
• a team player who can self-manage a case load and visit families Taranaki wide;
• familiar with tikanga Māori, have ability to connect with tangata whenua and network with Mental Health and Youth services; and
• able to facilitate groups of young people and conduct family meetings;

WE would love to hear from you!

Please review the position description and submit the application document below with a cover letter by Sunday 12 May 2019 to



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