Make your next career move a great one and join us!

Brackenridge employs a large number of support staff in a wide variety of roles. Being part of the Brackenridge Support Team is an incredibly rewarding experience - working conditions are excellent with varied hours based on the needs of people being supported.

Team members employed through Brackenridge work collaboratively to support people to live life to their fullest potential. If you respect and value diversity, are able to relate to people in a positive and valuing manner and have a strong focus on human rights then we would like to hear from you.

Career Pathways

Ensuring a skilled and qualified workforce is a key component of Brackenridge's long term planning. Providing opportunities to further your career and enhance your skills is a key focus. Careerforce training is a core competency for all staff and opportunities to complete this qualification are encouraged for all current staff and compulsory for all new permanent staff.

New Staff complete an orientation programme on appointment and then follow up with set core competency training modules. Further opportunities for upskilling and accessing education are offered through relevant NZQA education.

Casual Employment

As well as employing fulltime staff Brackenridge also has an extensive internal casual pool. All vacancies for positions will be advertised.

For enquiries regarding employment: Call Scott on 03 926 1991 or email 

Let's get real

Let’s get real is the framework that Brackenridge uses to support people working in mental health and addiction to develop the right knowledge, skills, values and attitudes to effectively support people using services.

Let’s get real was developed by the Ministry of Health in consultation with service users, whânau and the workforce.

The Seven Real Skills

There are seven Real Skills for the mental health and addiction workforce. Each skill can be achieved at an essential, practitioner, or leader level.

Working with service users

  • Working with Mâori
  • Working with family/whânau
  • Working within communities
  • Challenging stigma and discrimination
  • Law, policy and practice
  • Professional and personal development