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Mental Health Professional

Job posted: 21/07/2022
Job closes: 20/08/2022

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Emerge Aotearoa

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About the Company/Organisation

Ngā Ratonga – Our services

We are small team who operate like a whanau and are based in the Northshore. Within our residential unit, we offer five beds and work with adults, who are challenged with an intellectual disability and an Axis one mental health diagnosis. As dual disability residential service we provide 24-hour support at the level necessary for our residents.

Our team aim create a safe, nurturing home, that is respectful of our resident’s individuality, individual needs, are sensitive and supportive to their aspirations. We aim foster good relationships to maximise inclusion and participation in the community and provide the tools necessary to carry out activities of daily living.

How to Apply

Apply for this role here – Mental Health Professional – Careers at Emerge Aotearoa and upload your CV and cover letter telling us about yourself! This role will be advertised until filled so apply today.

Please note: In response to the Covid-19 Public Health Response (Vaccinations) Order 2021 as well as the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015, you will be required to provide proof of vaccination, including booster dose(s) if eligible, for this role. For more information, please see Covid-19 information site.

Job Description

He kōrero mō te tūranga - The role
We are looking for a mental health professional to join our Emerge Aotearoa whanau. You will need to be able to successfully interact with both whanau and support agencies, while possessing a strong understanding of cultural contexts and self-awareness. When it comes to our resident's recovery and wellbeing, we make sure they're input is central to the decision-making process. You'll need to bring your clinical knowledge and evidence-based practice, as you'll be making a strong contribution to the planning and review of individualised support plans. You'll be able to identify achievable goals, encourage relationships, community participation and life skills. This vacancy is a full-time permanent position on works on rostered shifts 7am to 3.30pm, 3pm to 11.30pm and 11pm to 7.30am Monday to Sunday
He kōrero mōu - About you
Sometimes faced with challenging behaviour you'll utilize your calmness to engage and empathize with tangata and whānau, you will be quick to think on your feet and deal with situations when tangata whaiora become unwell and need support. Being able to demonstrate assertiveness, accountability, compassion for people and encourage them to change is important to this role. The ability to coach and mentor Kaimahi and communicate effectively will also be beneficial to this role. The ideal candidate will also have the following:
  • Current registration with a professional body covered by HPCA 2003 Act, Social Work Registration, Nursing, Occupational Therapist or DAAPANZ
  • Post qualifying experience working within the Mental Health/AO Sector
  • Knowledge and experience of working in a residential setting would be beneficial
  • A current Full New Zealand driver's licence
  • The right to work in New Zealand.
Ko tā mātou mahi - We offer:
  • Although we are a residential service, we are set up so Kaimahi can maintain to better work life balance
  • Additional paid leave allowances including, three wellbeing days, five days study leave and long service leave
  • Supportive team and manager with the opportunity for group supervision, co-reflection and we pay for maintenance of annual registration.
  • Wellbeing subsidies and access to the use of our other services such as counselling, budgeting, and mental health workshops
  • Opportunity for professional development through learning grants, training opportunities and growth within a national organisation

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