Help individuals reach their full potential. Support struggling families or whānau. Make a difference in your community as a Social Worker. You could be working with someone in a crisis situation one minute and advising someone on their rights and opportunities the next. You’ll use the law to protect at-risk children and youth, talk with clients about their situations and write reports and case notes. No matter what, your job will be rewarding.
As a Mental Health Support Worker you’ll help individuals with moderate to severe emotional, mental and psychological problems. You will offer advice and support, help with daily activities, prescribe medication and facilitate group therapy sessions. It will also be necessary to liaise with police, lawyers and community and government organisations. You’ll be challenged daily but be constantly rewarded.
Your study will combine theoretical knowledge with hands-on learning in real healthcare environments. You will have the chance to care for your own patients and learn about the industry through putting classroom learning into practice. And our dedicated and experienced staff will be there to guide you every step of the way.
If you don’t meet the entry requirements to the courses, we offer two Certificates in Introduction to Study that will help prepare you for enrolment in the programme.
Questions? Contact our Social Work and Counselling Team Manager, Marlana Maru.