Mauria mai o matauranga mo te oranga o te tangata

We are a Kaupapa Maori mental health and addictions provider who is committed to helping individuals and whanau toward wellness through the delivery of Integrated Tikanga Māori services.

Our commitment is to improve the wellbeing of people in the community. We believe in nurturing wellbeing of people through the mana enhancing practice of Wairuatanga, Whanaungatanga, Manaakitanga, Kaitiakitanga, Rangatiratanga, Matauranga, Mahi Ngatahi and Te Ahi Kaa Roa.

If you want to be part of a great team who are Whānau focused and you are open to learn more about how we apply our service delivery model kaupapa Herenga into our everyday mahi, then we encourage you to check out our current vacancies below;

Some reasons to join our team, we provide a; 

  • unique work culture – Working together to convert passion into action
  • challenge of meaningful work that makes a sustainable impact on people’s lives
  • great benefits package including life insurance and revitalization days
  • wellbeing program - work-life balance and healthy initiatives 
  • friendly workplace 
  • training program and opportunities for on-the-job training
  • work vehicles and IT devices available 

COVID-19 Vaccination:

Mahitahi Trust is covered under the Covid-19 Public health response (Vaccinations) order 2021; therefore, all of our workers are mandated to be fully vaccinated. This means due to the nature of the work undertaken by our organisation and our contractual requirements, should you wish to apply for roles within our organisation and pursue employment with us, you will be required to be fully vaccinated.

Te huarahi tono - How to apply 

To apply download an Application for employment form and position description for the position you are interested in. If you want to apply, email your current resume, cover letter and the completed application for employment form to vacancies@mahitahi.co.nz 

For more information about any of the roles listed below, email vacancies@mahitahi.co.nz or call the Human Resource Officer, Esther Ka on 09 262-4533. 

Note: All positions will be advertised until filled.

18 January 2022 17:00

Residential Support Worker

Location: Auckland
Reference #: 201211 RSW
Applications close on: Tue 18 Jan 2022 at 5pm.

Looking for an opportunity to use your people skills to work with Whanau Whaiora and assist them to realise their potential.


Te mahi tūranga - About the role

The residential support worker will play a vital role and will work alongside Whanau Whaiora in a residential whare to achieve their desired wellbeing outcomes. You will work within a multidisciplinary team and utilize our model of care to help shape positive routine and achieve lifestyle goals. 

  • There are two residential support worker positions available based in Auckland, one position is permanent full-time 40 hours and the other is a weekend cover wake shift 25 hours per week.
  • This role falls under the Pay Equity Settlement for Mental Health Support Workers.

Ngā pūkenga, ngā tohu ōu - What you will need

  • A passion for working with people to achieve their aspirations
  • Practical skills and experience working with whanau whaiora
  • Ability to work with a caseload and work face-to-face
  • An awareness of Tikanga Māori practices
  • Ability to write case notes and intermediate computer skills
  • Enjoy working collaboratively with various stakeholders

Me toka pūmau ēnei - Applicants MUST have

  • Minimum Level 4 New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (NZCHW) or a recognized equivalent or be willing to complete study towards this qualification.
  • A clean and full NZ driver licence and a clean police record.
  • Have NZ Permanent Visa or Citizenship
  • May be required to consent and undergo pre-employment drug and alcohol test.

18 January 2022 17:00

Community Support Worker

Location: Auckland
Reference #: 210927 CSW
Applications close on: Tue 18 Jan 2022 at 5pm.

Looking for an opportunity to work with Whanau Whaiora and help assist them to realise their potential


Te mahi tūranga - About the role

The Support Worker will play a vital role and will help facilitate positive decision making within a team environment by working alongside Whanau Whaiora to achieve their desired wellbeing outcomes. You will work within a multidisciplinary team and utilise our model of care to enhance the lives of Whanau Whaiora.

This role falls under the Pay Equity Settlement for Mental Health Support Workers.

Ngā pūkenga, ngā tohu ōu - What you will need

  • A passion for working with people to achieve their aspirations
  • Practical skills and experience working with whanau whaiora
  • Ability to work with a caseload and liaise with community agencies
  • An awareness of Tikanga Maori practices
  • Ability to write case notes and intermediate computer skills
  • Enjoy working collaboratively with various stakeholders

Me toka pūmau ēnei - Applicants MUST have

  • Minimum Level 4 New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (NZCHW) or a recognized equivalent or be willing to complete study towards this qualification.
  • A clean and full NZ driver licence and a clean police record.
  • Have NZ Permanent Visa or Citizenship
  • May be required to consent and undergo pre-employment drug and alcohol test.
  • This role falls under the Pay Equity Settlement for Mental Health Support Workers.

18 January 2022 17:00

Social Worker

Location: Auckland
Reference #: 210927 SW
Applications close on: Tue 18 Jan 2022 at 5pm.

Looking for an opportunity to apply your Social work practice within a Kaupapa Maori Mental Health organisation


Te mahi tūranga - About the role

The Social Worker, will apply their social work practice to work with Whanau Whaiora to achieve their desired wellbeing outcomes. You will have opportunity to use your skills within a multidisciplinary team approach and work across a diverse caseload. You will play a vital role and be responsible for empowering and supporting Whanau Whaiora to equip them with the resources to be support better choices and decision making.

Ngā pūkenga, ngā tohu ōu - What you will need to have

  • A passion for working with Whānau whaiora
  • Strong interpersonal skills - ability to build rapport with Whanau Whaiora and provide encouragement
  • An ability to work across the lifespan.
  • Understanding of Te Reo me ona Tikanga
  • An ability to work with each individual Whanau Whaiora and provide appropriate support
  • An ability to work in high pressure situations, maintaining composure and to identify and mitigate risk
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and strong problem solving abilities
  • Have the ability to work cohesively and effectively with other team members, and Community Networks

Me toka pūmau ēnei - Applicants MUST have

  • Relevant Social worker bachelor's degree
  • Current Social worker registration 
  • A clean and full NZ driver licence and a clean police record
  • Have NZ Permanent Visa or Citizenship
  • May be required to consent and undergo pre-employment drug and alcohol test.

18 January 2022 17:00

AoD Practitioner

Location: Auckland
Reference #: 210927 AODP
Applications close on: Tue 18 Jan 2022 at 5pm.

Looking for an opportunity to work with Rangatahi and help assist them to realise their potential


Te mahi tūranga - About the role

This is a new service and an opportunity to use your clinical experience and knowledge to enhance the lives of Rangatahi and their whanau. Use principles of holistic therapeutic interventions and a cultural approach as a base for clinical practice. The Practitioner will be responsible for clinical oversight and management of a specific treatment programme for Rangatahi. A key focus is to complete clinical assessments and interventions to minimise the long-term physical, spiritual, social and economic impact of alcohol and other drug use.

Ngā pūkenga, ngā tohu ōu - What you will need

  • An engaging and positive personality 
  • A non-judgmental attitude
  • Excellent listening and observation skills.
  • Understanding of Te Reo Māori me ona Tikanga Māori
  • Excellent engagement, communication and motivational enhancement skills
  • Knowledge of child and adolescent development and of addiction issues
  • Experience working with behaviour change models
  • Experience working with harm reduction strategies
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills

Me toka pūmau ēnei - Applicants MUST have

  • Minimum of a Level 7 Diploma in Alcohol and Drug Counselling or other social service field 
  • Registration with DAPAANZ as an alcohol and other drug practitioner
  • A clean and full NZ driver licence and a clean police record.
  • Have NZ Permanent Visa or Citizenship
  • May be required to consent and undergo pre-employment drug and alcohol test.

18 January 2022 17:00

AoD Community Support Worker

Location: Auckland
Reference #: 210927 AODCSW
Applications close on: Tue 18 Jan 2022 at 5pm.

Looking for an opportunity to work with Rangatahi and help assist them to realise their potential


Te mahi tūranga - About the role

This is a new service and an opportunity to use your experience and knowledge of addictions and social interventions to enhance the lives of Rangatahi and their whanau. The Support Worker will play a vital role and be responsible for empowering and supporting Rangatahi struggling with addictions to minimise the harm of alcohol and/or other drugs. You will work with whanau and equip them with the resources to support better choices and decision making.

This role falls under the Pay Equity Settlement for Mental Health Support Workers

Ngā pūkenga, ngā tohu ōu - What you will need

  • The ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Excellent listening and observation skills.
  • Understanding of Te Reo Māori me ona Tikanga Māori
  • Have Lived experience with addictions and a willingness to inspire others
  • The ability to work with stakeholders
  • Knowledge of behaviour change models
  • Knowledge of harm reduction strategies
  • Good verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.

Me toka pūmau ēnei - Applicants MUST have

  • Minimum of a Level 4 in Alcohol and Drug Counselling or other social service field
  • Working towards becoming registered with DAPAANZ
  • A clean and full NZ driver licence and a clean police record.
  • Have NZ Permanent Visa or Citizenship
  • May be required to consent and undergo pre-employment drug and alcohol test

18 January 2022 17:00

Kaitiaki Maori, Cultural Support

Location: Auckland
Reference #: 211015 CSKM
Applications close on: Tue 18 Jan 2022 at 5pm.

The Cultural Support person will play a vital role in identifying and facilitating appropriate cultural interventions


Te mahi tūranga - About the role

This is a new service and an opportunity to use your experience and knowledge of Tikanga Māori cultural assessments to support an appropriate wellness pathway for Māori service users at Mahitahi and Kainga Trust. The Cultural Support person will play a vital role in identifying and facilitating appropriate cultural interventions. You will work with whanau and equip them with the resources to support better choices and decision-making.

Ngā pūkenga, ngā tohu ōu - What you will need

  • Strong knowledge and understanding of tikanga Māori
  • Committed to Te Ao Maori perspectives and the use of Te Reo
  • Facilitate kaimahi training
  • Passionate and confident public speaker
  • Facilitate appropriate cultural responses
  • Knowledge of cultural enhancement
  • Proven cultural leadership ability
  • A reasonable level of fluency in Te Reo Māori,
  • Have an in-depth understanding of tikanga and confidence in Te Ao Māori
  • Proven knowledge and experience in working with Māori communities
  • Proven experience developing and facilitating workshops to build Māori capability within an organisation

Me toka pūmau ēnei - Applicants MUST have

  • A clean and full NZ driver licence and a clean police record.
  • Have NZ Permanent Visa or Citizenship
  • May be required to consent and undergo pre-employment drug and alcohol test.

17 January 2022 17:00

Youth Community Support Worker

Location: Auckland
Reference #: 211015 YCSW
Applications close on: Mon 17 Jan 2022 at 5pm.

Looking for a Youth Community Support Worker who has positive energy, a non-judgemental attitude who can engage with Rangatahi and Whanau


Te mahi tūranga - About the role

This role of Youth Community Support Worker is to provide children and young people with increased opportunities, support to access services, to develop or redevelop skills, build confidence and reconnect with their community. You will work with whanau and equip them with the resources to support better choices and decision-making.

This role falls under the Pay Equity Settlement for Mental Health Support Workers.

Ngā pūkenga, ngā tohu ōu - What you will need

  • An engaging and positive personality
  • Excellent listening and observation skills.
  • Have a passion working with Youth/ Rangatahi
  • Friendly and approachable manner
  • Positive role model
  • The ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • A non-judgmental attitude
  • Good planning and organisational skills
  • Initiative and leadership qualities
  • Ethical practice and the ability to maintain professional boundaries.
  • Good verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.

Me toka pūmau ēnei - Applicants MUST have

  • Minimum Level 4 New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (NZCHW) or a recognized equivalent or be willing to complete study towards this qualification.
  • A clean and full NZ driver licence and a clean police record.
  • Have NZ Permanent Visa or Citizenship
  • May be required to consent and undergo pre-employment drug and alcohol test.

18 January 2022 07:38

Registered Nurse

Location: Auckland
Reference #: 111221 RN
Applications close on: Tue 18 Jan 2022 at 5pm.

Do you want to use your clinical experience to make a positive difference in people’s lives?

Te mahi tūranga - About the role

The registered nurse will provide comprehensive assessments of mental health and addictions support needs for Whānau Whaiora aged between 18 and over.  The service includes community and home-based supports. You will work within a multidisciplinary team who work collaboratively to achieve outcomes for whānau whaiora. 

This position is full-time (40 hours per week between Monday - Sunday), and includes paid rostered on-call support for the service. 

Ngā pūkenga, ngā tohu ōu - What you will need to have

  • Proven experience within the mental health sector
  • Experience working in partnership with our clinical partners
  • A passion for working with Whānau whaiora
  • A solutions focus
  • A Whānau whaiora centered approach
  • Experience overseeing and managing Medication
  • An ability to facilitate medication and infection prevention & control training
  • An ability to write clinical case notes and reports
  • An ability to coordinate clinical assessments and interventions such as Diabetes management
  • An ability to work autonomously and within a multidisciplinary team setting
  • Proven knowledge and experience in working with Māori communities
  • Reasonable knowledge and understanding of tikanga Māori

Me toka pūmau ēnei - Applicants MUST have

  • NZ Registered nurse with current practicing certificate
  • Current First Aid and CPR Certificate
  • Intermediate computer and database level
  • A clean and full NZ driver licence and a clean police record.
  • Have NZ Permanent Visa or Citizenship
  • May be required to consent and undergo pre-employment drug and alcohol test.

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Phone: (09) 262 4533

Fax: (09) 262 5069

Address: 15a Ronwood Ave, Manukau, Auckland 2104

PO Box: PO Box 97537, Manukau, Auckland 2241

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