Wellness Advisor

at New Zealand Police
Published August 17, 2023
Location Auckland, New Zealand
Category Human Resources  
Job Type Full-time  


Wellness Advisor New Zealand Police location Auckland. Salary starting from $87,401.00.

Company description New Zealand Police is working with the community to make New Zealanders be safe and feel safe. With over 13,000 staff, we provide policing services 24 hours a day, every day. We operate by land, sea and air, manage over 860,000 emergency calls a year and are always actively preventing crime and crashes.

We're working towards specific goals and targets that highlight our intent to work collaboratively with iwi and communities, other government sectors and business partners to deliver ‘Our Business' and achieve long-term change.

About the role New Zealand Police is the lead agency responsible for preventing crime and enhancing community safety. It works in partnership with individuals, communities, businesses, and other public sector agencies towards the vision of making New Zealand the safest country. Police is the government's largest front-line response agency with around 15,000 staff in large and small communities all over New Zealand and in liaison and policing development roles overseas.

NZ Police Wellness Advisors provide a variety of services including individual assessment interventions and education to minimize the impact of trauma and build resilience. We are looking to ensure our team reflects a diverse range of culture, experience and backgrounds so if you are a Registered Social Worker, Nurse or Occupational Therapist or Counsellor with relevant professional body membership, 3-5years experience in mental health and are looking for change and a challenge where no day is the same then we are keen to hear from you.

The role includes provision of psychosocial assessment and brief interventions. Providing psychological first aid and screening for the impact of trauma. Completing referrals if needed to NZ Police contracted psychologists.

Providing advice to supervisors on a range of topics related to managing staff wellbeing. Building resilience and promoting psychological health through education to adults as individuals and groups. Providing trauma support to areas or workgroups who are experiencing the impact of national emergency events or critical incidents.

What you'll bring being part of the Police whānau is about being our best to ensure our communities are safe and feel safe. Our Core Competencies provide a shared understanding of the behaviours, leadership and technical competence required for success at each level of Police. Whilst we are looking for skills, knowledge and experience relevant to the role, we also place high importance on your state of mind, the alignment of your values with ours, your ability to contribute to and build high performing teams, and the way that you lead yourself or others.

You will be confident in triage, case management and your mental health assessment skills and knowledge. Enjoy working with a wide variety of staff and situations ranging from mental health risk assessment to providing psychoeducation to adults/groups. Be calm under pressure and in situations of ambiguity.

You will have an organised and flexible approach that can accommodate a range of tasks despite unexpected demands. Be able to work autonomously and still be a team player. Be self-assured with a relaxed approachable style and a sense of humour that will mean you find it easy to make, build and maintain relationships.

Special requirements professional qualification (Registered Social Work, Mental Health Nurse, Occupational Therapist or Counselling with Professional body membership). Must have current Professional registration and practicing certificate and/or professional body membership where required. Must have a minimum of 5 years post grad clinical experience.

Additional Information must reside in the Auckland area. Full time, 40 hours per week. NZ Police pays for your annual practicing certificate, an annual allowance for on call, allowances when travelling overnight and monthly external professional supervision.

You will need a full NZ driver's license. Travel within your District (a vehicle is provided). On occasion travel outside of your District may be required. You will need to contribute to the on-call roster and on occasion deploy out of hours. An orientation will be provided along with ongoing collegial support.

Your Team Leader is based in Auckland and your team are dispersed across the Upper North so it is essential that you are comfortable with using technology to join with meetings (or being willing to learn). Applicants must be a NZ or Australian citizen, or a Permanent NZ resident to apply for this position. This role is set at Individual Contributor level, this means your key purpose is "to deliver or enable others to deliver Our Business".

About us our mission is to prevent crime and harm through exceptional policing. Our vision is to be the safest country. Our purpose is to ensure everybody can be safe and feel safe.

Working flexibly your wellbeing inside and outside of work is important to us. We're open to discussing flexible working options that work for both you and the business.

Salary this position is covered by a collective agreement and salary will commence between $87,401 and $101,687 dependent on skills and experience relevant to the role.

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