Mental Health Support Worker - Te Whare Ahuru

Location: Hutt Valley Hospital

Contract: Permanent Full Time

Service:   Te Whare Ahuru (TWA)

About the role:

TWA are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic Health Care Assistant/Mental Health Support Worker. The ideal candidate will support service users/tangata whaiora to identify their strengths, goals and support them during a stressful time in their lives. 

Skills & Experience:

  • Good oral and written English and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Basic keyboard skills.
  • Effective time management skills.
  • The ability to be flexible and adaptable.
  • The ability to work under direction but also carry out non-patient/whanau related tasks independently.
  • Awareness and commitment to the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi.


  • A certificate in Mental Health Support work or equivalent or currently training to become a health professional.
  • A current NZ driver’s licence.
  • Complete a satisfactory police check.

About Te Whare Ahuru (TWA):

Our Mental Health Inpatient area in the Hutt Valley, Te Whare Ahuru (TWA), has a dynamic and enthusiastic team, with a passion for providing specialist services and treatment to acutely unwell service users/tangata whaiora. This is part of Mental Health, Addictions & Intellectual Disability Service  MHAIDS 3DHB

How to apply:

Applications will not be accepted via email. All candidates applying for any of our current vacancies must complete an online application form by clicking the 'Apply Now' button. Please ensure your uploaded CV and cover letter is in either Word or PDF format. For further information on this role, please email

Ma tini, ma mano, ka rapa te whai

By joining together we will succeed




Permanent/Full Time

Job no: MHSW004-20

Location: Hutt Valley

Closing Date: Thursday, 27 February 2020