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Position Title: Coordinator – Day Activity Centres (Mental Health Addiction and Intellectual Disability Services)
Location: Southland
FTE (Hours): Permanent Part time (36hours/week)
Date Posted: 22/07/2020
Application Closing Date: 02/08/2020 11PM
Job #: 063573
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Coordinator – Day Activity Centres

Mental Health Addiction and Intellectual Disability Services (MHAID)


  • Rare Mental Health opportunity
  • Make a difference with Day Activity Centres
  • Permanent 0.9 FTE 36 hours per week


About the Centres

Day activity centres are community-based centres, providing recovery-orientated activities for people referred from the Mental Health, Addictions and Intellectual Disability Service. We aim to provide a safe and supportive environment where people can develop or regain life and living skills, enjoy supportive relationships with others and exchange information whilst participating in activities. We promote opportunities for self-determination and well-being, empowering consumers to reconnect, integrate and participate fully with their community.


About the Role

You will be responsible for developing and organising event and activity programmes. These programmes positively contribute the transition to community-based services whilst empowering people to thrive regardless of their mental health struggles. Consumer participation is encouraged to develop a flexible and varied programme of activities and input into the running of the day activity centres. Our activities aim to encourage self-expression using art, creative and recreational pursuits.


About You

You would have been involved in working in the health and wellness sector with preferably recent community based work experience. With your well-developed communication skills, you will bring to the role the ability to provide quality responsive care and professionalism. You will have a recognized tertiary qualification, exceptional time management skills and proven group planning skills. Experience facilitating a group is essential, as you will be working alongside others to enhance a positive team culture that will bring creativity and innovation to the centers.

We are particularly interested in hearing from applicants who are dynamic with a positive attitude that can aspire others to do great things and join a service that is committed to high standards of practice and supports people to be the best they can be.

A current New Zealand drivers license is essential to this role as it involves some travelling within the Southland region and you will be required to operate a van to take people using the service to various activities and events as required.


About the Southern DHB

We are responsible for planning, funding and providing health and disability services to a population of over 315,000 located South of the Waitaki River. Our catchment area encompasses Invercargill City, Queenstown - Lakes District, Gore, rural Southland, Clutha, Central Otago, Maniototo, Waitaki District and Dunedin City. This means Southern DHB serves the largest geographic region of all New Zealand's health boards.

The Southern district offers the benefits of excellent amenities, first class primary through to tertiary education and outstanding recreational opportunities.  Whether it’s surfing, kayaking or sailing; skiing, hunting or fishing; theatre, live-music or art – there’s literally something for everyone. Check out for what the region and we can offer you and your whanau.


The Location

Now to the city itself, Invercargill offers the opportunity to have the lifestyle you’ve always dreamed of. Boasting excellent education and restaurants, competitive costs of living and a beautiful coastline, life can be as relaxed or as energetic as you want. Our team enjoy the short commute to work, leaving ample time for what matters to you most. Add to this the close proximity to some of New Zealand’s most famous scenery and holiday destinations (think Queenstown, Wanaka and Milford Sounds to name but a few!) you can go from seaside to ski-slopes in a matter of hours.

Sounds too good to be true? Rest assured, you can have it all here. Why not come see for yourself!


Closing Date: Sunday, 2 August 2020. Please note that we may begin shortlisting as we receive applications and could withdraw the advertising at any time.

For further information please contact Caroline Godfrey, Recruitment Advisor – Mental Health, Phone (03) 214 5769 or Email


Children’s Act 2014

Due to this position having contact with children and the SDHB’s commitment to child protection, you will be subject to ‘safety checks’ under the Children’s Act at the time of hire and thereafter as per the relevant legislation.

Pre-Employment Occupational Health Assessment

In the interests of protecting our people and our patients, all appointments will be subject to an Occupational Health Assessment to confirm suitability and fitness to work in the role you are being considered for.


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