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Location of roles

All of our positions will list a location, this is where the position you apply for is based, for example;

  • South Auckland – you will likely be based in Manukau and work within the surrounding communities.

  • West Auckland – you will work in west Auckland communities (This is a new service and the office location is yet to be confirmed)

  • Central Auckland – you will likely be based in Onehunga and work within the surrounding communities.

How do I apply for the roles?

  • Visit our website for more information about the role you are interested in

  • Download a copy of the Roles Description to see if the roles is what you are looking for

  • Download and complete an online Application for Employment form

  • Upload your current Resume & Cover letter to the website

  • You will receive an email acknowledging receipt of your application from

What do I need to have to apply to work for Mahitahi?

All applicants must have

  • A clean Class 1 Full New Zealand driver licence

  • Provide two forms of ID, NZ driver licence and one other

  • A recognised qualification for the roles (where applicable) or be willing to support people

  • Agree to undergo a pre-employment drug and alcohol test

  • Provide evidence of the Covid-19 vaccination/s

  • Provide a New Zealand Citizen or hold a Permanent Visa (Where applicable)

Desired skills and attributes

  • Experience working in any of the mental health, addictions, social or disability sectors

  • Lived experience either self or with whānau or friends

  • Good communication skills

  • An awareness of or willingness to learn Tikanga Māori practices

  • A passion to help and support others to fulfil their dreams and aspirations is a must

  • Effective time management

  • Positive attitude

  • Good at problem solving

  • Good computer and written skills

Can I talk to someone about the position?

  • Yes, you can phone our reception or email vacancies.

  • Ask reception to transfer you to the Human Resources Officer on (09) 262-4533 during business hours – 8:30 am – 5 pm, Monday to Friday.

  • Email Human Resources Officer via

Can I still apply if I don’t have a Class 1 Full NZ Driver Licence?

  • You may be considered for a role, if you have your NZ Restricted driver licence and can get your Class 1 full driver licence within a reasonable timeframe.

  • Record this in your application when applying so we can discuss this with you.

What is the Salary?

  • This is dependent on the roles you are applying for, your qualifications and experience.

  • We like to discuss this during the interview so we can discuss the above in more detail.

  • For all community support worker roles, The Pay equity settlement for Mental Health workers applies.

Is the position Full-time
or Part-time?

  • This is dependent on the role you are applying for but most advertised roles are full-time which is 40 hours per week and usually 8:30 am – 5 pm. (Note: Some roles may be negotiated on a flexible arrangement to suite the schedules of Whānau whaiora support needs)

  • If the role you are interested in is part-time or rostered, this will be noted in the advert.

What is the start date?

  • We consider any notice periods or conditions for employment for each applicant, these can be discussed during interview. You can record this in the applicant form.

What are your contact details?

Mahitahi Trust

15A Ronwood Avenue

Manukau City 2241

Ph. (09) 262 4533

Fax (09) 262 5069


Is there training?

  • Yes, we provide on the job training

  • Orientation to Mahitahi and the role

  • Day to day buddy guidance during orientation

  • Apprenticeship opportunity to complete the National Certificate in Health and Wellbeing Level 4 certificate (For Community Support worker roles)

  • Mandatory and job specific training

  • Opportunities for further development

How can I find out more about the Health and Wellbeing apprenticeship?

Visit Careerforce via the website or email our Training and Development team via

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