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Psychological First Aid Facilitator - Auckland | Casual
We have an exciting opportunity or a casual Psychological First Aid Facilitator to join our team in Auckland.
Education & Training - Psychosocial Mental Health Facilitator
New Zealand Red Cross is a member National Society of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), which is the world's largest humanitarian organisation.
As part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, our work is guided by seven fundamental principles: humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity and universality.
The Psychosocial Support (PSS) Training Programme has, since 2014, been providing training to New Zealand Red Cross staff, volunteers, organisations and the general public. By choosing to be a facilitator with New Zealand Red Cross you will be contributing to the humanitarian cause.
To meet the ever-increasing needs of New Zealanders, NZRC has developed the Mental Health Matters training programme. This is based on material from The Mental Health Foundation, Australia Red Cross and International Federation of Red Cross among others. The programme has been piloted, reviewed and is ready to roll out across the country.
This role will ensure the delivery of high-quality training sessions and will contribute to the on-going learning and development of the Psychosocial Training Programme.
We have an exciting opportunity for contract Psychosocial Mental Health facilitators to join our team to deliver our Psychosocial Support training programmes throughout New Zealand.
Regular travel within New Zealand will be required.
You will have:
- A relevant qualification in a mental health related profession e.g. psychology, occupational therapy, counselling, social work or mental health nurse
- An understanding of mental distress and mental illnesses from experience working in mental health
- Facilitation experience with adult learners - a Certificate in Adult Education would be an advantage
- Flexibility of hours, preferably available for weekend work and overnight travel when required
- Excellent communication skills
- The ability to work unsupervised
- A Full clean NZ Driver's License
Full training and ongoing support will be provided.
Please note: Must be available to attend the Training of Trainers workshop tbc
Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.
If you wish to discuss this opportunity or for further information, please contact Cate Keville, Psychosocial Team Lead 027 306 9856.
Applications close 5pm, Friday 25 June.APPLY NOW