current staff vacancies
(2 positions)

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Peer Support Navigator - Dunedin

20 Hours per week - temporary 12-month contract

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Peer Support Navigator to support, empower, inform and advocate for tangata whaiora so they can learn to self-advocate, problem-solve and plan strategies to have a better life experience at home, at work and in the community.

We therefore seek an enthusiastic and motivated champion who understands how to navigate processes and systems. The role will involve walking alongside tangata whaiora, helping them deal with government agencies, social services, medical and other professionals to access the entitlements of individuals affected by mental distress and/or addiction.

This is a part-time (20 hr per week) 12-month contract (this is a pilot position, and at this point we only have funding for one year). The role is based in Dunedin but travel may be expected across the district.

The commencement date of employment is late January 2023.

The position would suit someone who has:
• Experience in working in advocacy and understanding service processes and systems.
• A mental health qualification or related health qualification or be committed and working towards one.
• Excellent planning, problem-solving and organisational skills.
• Excellent communication skills.
• Sound computer literacy.
• A current full New Zealand driver’s licence.

Lived experience is also an advantage for this position along with knowledge of the Treaty of Waitangi/Tiriti o Waitangi and being able to recognise and address cultural differences is essential.

Able Minds is a community based, non-profit organisation servicing the greater Otago and Southland region with offices based in Invercargill, Gore, Dunedin, Oamaru and Alexandra. At Able Minds we are dedicated to supporting and empowering tangata whaiora and their families affected by mental distress, addiction and suicide.

Able Minds is an equal opportunity employer, committed to excellence in occupational health and safety and is committed to providing and maintaining a safe and healthy working environment for employees and anyone using its premises as places of work.

To obtain a copy of the Job Description – contact Able Minds 
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Applications close – Sunday 27 November at 5pm
For further enquires contact Sarah 


Family/Whānau Support - Oamaru

Full time (37.5 hours per week) Permanent Position

Able Minds is a community-based, non-profit organisation servicing the greater Otago and Southland region with offices based in Invercargill, Dunedin, Oamaru and Alexandra. At Able Minds, we are dedicated to supporting and empowering families and whanau affected by mental distress, addiction and suicide.

We are looking for a qualified, enthusiastic, and motivated Family|Whānau Support worker to join our team and extend Able Minds’ coverage in the Waitaki region. This is a full-time permanent position based in Oamaru however, the successful candidate will be expected to travel across the Waitaki District and in some cases to Dunedin.

The position would suit someone who has:

• Experience in working with families and whānau including children and youth, in mental distress and addiction; including goal setting, problem-solving, supporting, networking and advocacy for families.
• Experience working within the Mental Health Sector.
• Experience building collaborative relationships with other mental health service providers, health professionals and the community.
• Excellent communication skills and the ability to liaise with a wide range of service users from all sectors of society.
• Sound computer literacy.

As a minimum, the successful candidate will require a Level 4 Health qualification such as Mental Health Support Worker, Social Worker or other related Health/Social Service Qualification (or relevant experience and a willingness to work towards the qualification).

Knowledge of the Treaty of Waitangi | Tiriti o Waitangi and being able to recognise and address cultural differences is essential.

Able Minds is an equal opportunity employer, committed to excellence in occupational health and safety and is committed to providing and maintaining a safe and healthy working environment for employees and anyone using its premises as places of work.

Click here to download a copy of the Job Description or request a copy via email 
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Applications close – Sunday 27 November at 5pm
For further enquires contact Sarah 

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