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 well-being of people. We believe in nurturing wellness.

Located in the heart of Manukau we are closely located to public transport and amenities including cafes, retail outlets and two of Auckland’s finest institutes of technology.

Top reasons for working for us;

  • A Unique Work Culture – Working together to convert passion into action
  • The challenge of meaningful work that makes a sustainable impact on people’s lives
  • Great Benefits including 7 days sick leave, Life Insurance and Revitalization Days
  • Work-Life Balance - We are a Whanau friendly workplace
  • Competitive salary
  • Opportunities for on-the-job training

If you want to be part of a great team who work alongside people every day to realise their dreams and aspirations through Kaupapa Maori values such as whanaungatanga and manaakitanga then we encourage you to check out our current vacancy listings below

29 March 2019 17:30

Youth Community Support Worker

Location: Auckland
Reference #: 190311 YCSW
Applications close on: Fri 29 Mar 2019 at 5pm.

We are looking for a caring and understanding Youth Community Support Worker to join our Service Delivery team, based in Auckland.


  • An engaging and positive personality
  • An ability to listen
  • Friendly and approachable manners
  • Treats people with respect
  • Positive role model


  • Skills and experience to liaise, collaborate, facilitate and develop linkages with government, relevant community and clinical services, health and other professionals in relation to participant needs.
  • Experience in writing succinct case notes, follow up and documentation while using a Client Information Management System and other reporting platforms
  • Case management experiences with the ability to coordinate services working within a case management or care coordination framework

The successful applicant will be a fun, caring, compassionate person with a great sense of responsibility and a commitment to providing the highest quality of care.

29 March 2019 17:30

Community Support Worker - 3 month Fixed Term

Location: Manukau City
Reference #: 190311 CSWFT
Applications close on: Fri 29 Mar 2019 at 5pm.

The role of Community Support Worker is to provide whaiora with increased opportunities, support to access services, to develop or redevelop skills, build confidence and reconnect with their community.

Key Selection Criteria

  • Certificate in or willingness to work towards a certificate in Mental Health and Support/Addictions Support or Health and Wellbeing.
  • Demonstrated experience of working with and understanding of mental illness
  • Demonstrated understanding of and belief in individual and whanau strength based, recovery orientated models of service
  • Proven ability to work effectively in a team environment
  • A current full driver’s license
  • Highly developed communication and interpersonal skills strongly focused on creating rapport with participants and their whanau.
  • A commitment to the philosophy of Mahitahi Trust and a willingness to work according to the Mission, Vision and Values of Mahitahi Trust.

Selection Process Requirements

  • Police Check
  • Working with Vulnerable Children check
  • Two verbal reference checks – one must be from your most recent employer

05 April 2019 17:30

Social Worker

Location: Manukau City
Reference #: 190312 SW
Applications close on: Fri 05 Apr 2019 at 5pm.

You will be a team player with effective communication skills, and be committed to working alongside the client to support their recovery pathway in their community.

Essential Skills and Competencies:

  • Strong inter-personal skills - ability to build rapport with Tangata Whaiora and provide encouragement
  • Ability to work across the lifespan, including alongside youth and senior whaiora
  • Understanding of Te Reo me ona Tikanga
  • Ability to work with a varying Tangata Whaiora base recognising the unique circumstances of each individual and able to identify needs and provide appropriate support
  • 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
  • Fully conversant with relevant legislation, standards and regulations and their practical application
  • Displays professional positive attitude to maintain appropriate standards
  • Relationship management skills including a demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with a wide range of stakeholders

You will:

  • Be passionate about supporting our tangata whai ite ora and improving their health outcomes
  • Flexibility – ability to work with a varying tangata whai ite ora base recognising the unique circumstances of each individual
  • Be Comfortable working under a Kaupapa Maori Framework and awareness of the Treaty of Waitangi
  • Have relevant experience in supporting people as guided with Clinical Services
  • Have the ability to work cohesively and effectively with other team members, and Community Networks
  • Relevant Applied Social Worker qualification and/ or equivalent
  • Fully conversant with the Microsoft suite of office based software
  • Full, current and clean New Zealand driver’s licence, driving a manual vehicle is desirable

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Contact Us

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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