The Role

Below is a brief description of this vacancy.

Youth Community Practitioner

Addington, New Zealand

Reference: 6003331

Ma te huruhuru, te manu ka rere ai

Adorned with feathers, the bird is able to fly

This role sits within a collaborative of agencies in Canterbury known as Manu Ka Rere, who provide support to young people experiencing mental distress.

Tā mātou mahi | We offer

We know that a supportive and positive work environment is important to you, that is why we invest in our people and give you the opportunity to learn and grow in your expertise, while building good relationships with colleagues and tāngata whaiora. You will join whānau who live by our values and enjoy making a difference in the lives of tāngata wahiora. We have fun at work and provide a relaxed and friendly environment. As part of our wellbeing plan you will have paid birthday leave after six months employment.

This is a permanent full-time position and can be based at Odyssey House as part of the Manu Ka Rere collective.

Mō Te Tūranga | About The role

The Community Youth Mental Health Service CYMHS/Manu Ka Rere is for Rangatahi who may face mental health and/or alcohol & drug issues. You would provide short-term intervention which includes assessment, implementation of plans, goals, groupwork, and recovery strategies to support Rangatahi on their journey to wellbeing. You will work closely with Specialist Mental Health Services, Odyssey House and Purapura Whetu, as well as other partners in the Manu Ka Rere service.

u | About you

We would like you to have the ability to create an environment that will assist tāngata whaiora to develop their full potential. Excellent rapport building and good time management skills.

It is essential that you hold a registerable Allied Health qualification, e.g., Social Work, Nursing, Occupational Therapist or Counselling.

  • Strong mental health and addiction assessment and analytical skills.
  • Ability to contribute to a multi-disciplinary team setting.
  • Understand, and have the cultural competencies and willingness to work cross culturally and commitment to the principles of Treaty of Waitangi.
  • A full relevant class unendorsed motor vehicle license.

Mō mātou | About us

Stepping Stone Trust is a faith-based organisation, and our mission is to journey with people to find a place of standing, hope, recovery, and wellness. We champion our values of Faith, Grace, Hope, Love, and Integrity in our work by bringing the best of ourselves to every situation and put the wellbeing of all the people we care for, first.

To find out more about this vacancy, please refer to the position description or contact Aland Fish on 03 338 6390, or visit our website

** As these positions are covered under the Public Health Response (Vaccinations) Order 2021, a condition of employment is that staff are fully vaccinated.

** Our organisation has a strong commitment to safeguarding vulnerable people; and any employees will be vetted to a level appropriate to the role for which they have applied.

Applications Close: 28 Aug 2022