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Service Delivery Manager needed at MHAPS

Wednesday, December 15, 2021   Posted in: Vacancies By: Administrator With tags: support, services, vacancies, mental health, Advocacy

This exciting full- time position of Service Delivery Manager - Advocacy and Outreach at MHAPS is now vacant. At a time when the mental health and addiction sectors are undergoing transformational change, this is a wonderful opportunity for an experienced leader and manager who wants to advance the vision of He Ara Oranga and Kia Manawanui Aotearoa.

With a philosophy of ‘Together on the road to wellbeing’, Mental Health Advocacy and Peer Support Trust (MHAPS) partners with people who experience mental distress, mental illness and/or addictions distress through their journey to recovery. They are looking for someone who is well grounded in Te Tiriti o Waitangi, has strong structural analysis, proven people management and support skills, and a compassion drawn from your own lived experience of recovery.

This is a varied role involving:

  • Engaging with and providing team leadership to MHAPS’ Advocacy and other staff using the principles and tasks of Intentional Peer Support (among other similar approaches);
  • Leading and managing Peer Advocacy Service Delivery, Weekend Programmes and the Awareness Consumer Network coordinator;
  • Maintaining open and positive lines of communication with external stakeholders and agencies to promote and advocate systemic change;
  • Overseeing the provision of culturally appropriate services and referrals;
  • Implementing plans to ensure that MHAPS achieves its internal and external objectives and continues to support the community; and
  • Ensuring that the organisation complies with relevant legislation, regulations and contractual obligations.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • A commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi and a strong cultural awareness. Knowledge of Te Reo Māori and a grounding in Tikanga Māori is an advantage.
  • Personal experience of mental or addictions distress and sustained recovery.
  • A demonstrated commitment to and experience in recovery and peer philosophies.
  • The ability to provide effective leadership, with an open communication style, solid interpersonal skills and a commitment to continual improvement.
  • Experience to support wellbeing of self and team as you all use your lived experience as part of the role.
  • An understanding of the Mental Health and Addiction communities is desirable.
  • Excellent ICT skills (essential).

Please apply now to register your interest.
Contact MHAPS General Manager Marney Ainsworth for further information about the role (022 523 3687 or marney[at]