AR-170 Service Manager Community Mental Health and Addictions – Open to Social Workers, Occupational Therapists and Registered Nurses

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AR-170 Service Manager Community Mental Health and Addictions – Open to Social Workers, Occupational Therapists and Registered Nurses

:  Whakatane
:  New Zealand
Job Type
:  Permanent Full-Time
:  Yes perhaps a little
:  Depends on Level of Experience
Start Date
:  Negotiable

Mō Tātou – About Us

Situated in the sunny eastern coast of New Zealand’s North Island, the Bay of Plenty really is just that, offering vast golden sand beaches, bush clad mountains, lush farmlands and more. Its pleasant climate means that the area has become a favourite for holiday makers, retirees and those looking for a different lifestyle outside of the main cities.

Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand, Hauora a Toi Bay of Plenty is spread across a vast geographical area and centred across two hospitals based in Tauranga and Whakatāne. We serve a population of approximately 259,000 for the major population centres of Tauranga, Katikati, Te Puke, Whakatāne, Kawerau and Ōpōtiki. Te Whatu Ora Hauora a Toi Bay of Plenty is one of the Bay of Plenty’s largest employers with over 4000 staff.

He Kōrero mō te tūranga – About the Role

This is a new and developing role which is focused on providing Senior Management support to the services provided in the Eastern Bay and who will advocate for improving services. This is an exciting time and a great opportunity for an exceptional individual to make a difference for Mental Health and Addictions in the Eastern Bay of Plenty.

Although there are some operational management responsibilities for the adult community team, the successful candidate will be utilising their operational skills and knowledge to create strong collaborative relationships and lead change through influence across all the services in the Eastern Bay including the child and youth and adult inpatient unit. A strong focus on equity and quality is imperative. The successful applicant will work with PHO, NGO and other stakeholders to improve integration and create collaborative systems.

Mental Health and Addiction Services are currently in a changing environment and there is an opportunity to support transformational change for future integrated service models. We’re looking for someone who wants to utilise their leadership abilities, passion, dedication, experience and skills to deliver the services of the future.

He Kōrero mōu – About You

We are seeking a passionate individual with the following attributes:

Do you:

Have previous leadership and operational management experience?
Have the ability to lead in a collaborative space where influence is key?
Have dedication to working in partnership to honour Te Tiriti o Waitangi?
Have the ability to think outside the square, be creative and come up with solutions?
Have the ability to inspire a team and to get their buy-in to be a centre of excellence?
Have postgraduate experience in Mental Health? (If you are a nurse you also need to have Mental Health in your Scope of Practice)
Have exceptional communication skills with the ability to support a team of dedicated professionals and develop strong relationships with stakeholders?
Have a passion for utilising the individual skills and attributes of your team to create a work environment that fosters collaboration, recognition and resilience?
Possess the skills to be present for your team when they need you?
Want to make sure tangata whaiora/clients and their families are at the centre of care – ensuring safe and culturally effective practice is maintained?
Are you looking for:

The opportunity to make an impact in a service that has significant opportunity for change.
The opportunity to use your management and leadership skills/experience to lead an exciting team?
Then this is the opportunity for you!

Note: Photograph is of Mt Maunganui in Tauranga and not of Whakatane.

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