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Are you ready to help transform the mental health and addictions system of New Zealand? This is a role where you can be instrumental in making a real difference in ensuring strong community-based supports are there for people with mental health and addictions issues. Platform are looking for an extraordinary and enthusiastic Addictions Lead to work closely with our Project Manager and others to co-design and implement one of our most exciting programmes to date.
He Ara Oranga – Report of the Government Inquiry into Mental health and Addiction (2018) and its supporting documents provide an extensive stocktake of the services, issues and opportunities that exist in the current mental health and addictions (MH&A) system. He Ara Oranga has a strong emphasis on wellbeing, consumer and whānau participation and strengthening the NGO sector. Our work will be based on the recommendations of He Ara Oranga, with this role focussing on the Addictions recommendations.
For this to happen, we need to find someone to join our team who can build strong connections and working relationships, has a strong understanding of Te Ao Māori and how kaupapa Māori organisations operate, passion, curiosity, and an ability to question the status quo constructively. As part of Platform, you will have the opportunity to work with innovative and passionate members who are constantly striving to improve the services they deliver.
Platform also offers a fun working environment with flexible work hours and 5 weeks annual leave.
If this sounds like you and you would like to know more, download the job description here or contact Paulien Fa’atafa on email@example.com or 021 677 765.
Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.
Closing date: 19 July 2019
Please send your CV with a covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
Follow this link to the Ministry of Health's website for information on mental health, wellbeing and addiction initiatives announced in the budget
Formal negotiations for mental health and addiction support workers to be included in the TerraNova settlement have now successfully concluded. More information can be found on this page https://www.platform.org.nz/Pay-Equity
Fast Track is a discussion document that highlights some of the key issues for the further development of the community support workforce. If you would like to be involved in a discussion about how best to support the development of the community support workforce and how to make progress on the issues (and actions) that have been identified in Fast Track, then Te Pou and Platform Trust are keen to talk with you about the possibility of hosting a forum in your local area. Please contact Emma Wood for further details.
On Track is the sector’s response to implementing the changes proposed in the Ministry of Health’s Rising to the Challenge and Blueprint II strategies. It aims to provide a robust evidence base to direct the system change required to better meet the needs of New Zealanders experiencing mental illness and addiction.
NZ Navigator is a free online tool to allow organisations to self-assess their current status on the core functions of an effective organisation.
Platform supports the Equally Well movement promoting the need for equitable physical health outcomes for people experiencing mental illness and addiction.