The Role

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Health Coach/Support Worker

Addington, New Zealand

Reference: 6047290

Another great opportunity to join our whānau of passionate employees.

Tā mātou mahi | We offer

We offer a supportive environment where you can learn and grow in your expertise. You will join whānau that lives by our values and enjoys making a difference in tāngata whaiora lives. You will be looked after as much as we look after our tāngata whaiora. We would like you to thrive in your role and offer training where needed. After six months employment we offer paid birthday leave.

Mō Te Tūranga | About The role

As Health Coach/Support Worker you connect directly with patients to assist and motivate them to make positive lifestyle changes to improve their health and wellbeing. The role involves being an integral part of the general practice team and working closely with individuals and their families to promote behaviour changes and develop behaviour-change action plans. Often you would serve as the patient's liaison person to bridge the gap between clinician and patient and provide cultural as well as emotional support.

This is a permanent part-time role - Monday and Friday (0.4 FTE) as Health Coach based at ProMed Doctors in Christchurch, and one day (0.2 FTE) as Support Worker in the community (some flexibility around which weekday).

u | About you

We would like you to have the ability to build and maintain positive working relationships with tāngata whaiora and colleagues. You are a skilled Support Worker who can help people achieve and/or set clear goals and support them to implement the plan in a culturally safe way. You are familiar working with people with a cross-cultural background and maybe speak a second language, e.g. Te Reo Māori, Pacific, Hindi.

  • A caring and compassionate nature.
  • A National Certificate in Health & Wellbeing (level 4) or equivalent; or working toward it.
  • A full relevant class unendorsed motor vehicle license.
  • Practical knowledge about the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi.

Mō mātou | About us

The Canterbury Te Tumu Wairoa service is a partnership between General Practice's and Non-Governmental organisations to help people in the community to improve their wellbeing.

Stepping Stone Trust is a faith-based organisation, delivering mental health recovery services, 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 Christina Stringer, , 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: 21 Aug 2022