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Casual Support Worker

Job posted: 16/06/2022
Job closes: 16/07/2022

Company/Organisation Name:

Emerge Aotearoa

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About the Company/Organisation

He kōrero mō mātou – About us

Emerge Aotearoa is a national provider of mental health, addiction, disability, offender rehabilitation, wellbeing and housing services. We believe that everyone is capable of living full and rich lives in their communities of choice. In every aspect of our work we are committed to helping whānau be the best they can be.

Providing support across our Mental Health services, you will join tāngata whaiora on their recovery journey, provide a safe environment for whaiora and support them with their goals and daily tasks. Whānau who reside in the service currently require sophisticated support interventions from diverse team of residential staff.

How to Apply

Me pēhea te tono mai – How to apply

To apply for this role, please follow this link – Casual Support Worker – 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.

While we are passionate about creating a diverse and inclusive organisation, we are unable to consider applications from anyone who does not currently have the right to legally work in Aotearoa.

Please note: In response to the indicated extension of 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 for this role. For more information, please see Covid-19 information site.

Job Description

He kōrero mō te tūranga - The role
You'll provide direct support to tāngata whaiora but will also be given the opportunity to be involved in service development and best practise ideas for this innovative service. You will be well supported by your colleagues, service manager, health professionals and the wider emerge whanau. This is a fantastic opportunity to have a direct impact on the lives of people in the community to help them to reconnect, learn, grow and live as independently as possible. We welcome applicants who have a passion to see others succeed while you also work on your own development. In this role you'll create a safe, nurturing space for people who we support and will focus on daily tasks and the identified goals while walking alongside the person as they work towards those goals. This is a casual role which means that there are no guaranteed hours of work, however this also means you have the flexibility to choose which available shifts you want to. As you will work across different services you will experience management from different managers, however our managers have many years of experience, and we like to have an open and collaborative management style.
He kōrero mōu - About you
We are looking for individuals with a can-do attitude. To meet the requirements and demands of this role, you will need to be flexible, and have the ability to cope with challenging behaviour with calmness and a good sense of humour and have a hands-on, engaging approach. You'll contribute to maintaining a safe working environment and create a safe, calm and nurturing spaces whānau.  You'll encourage whānau to engage in therapy, meaningful programmes and educational/vocational activities. You'll naturally be a problem solver, quick thinker and enjoy connecting with the community in line with the reintegration plan. You'll use your non-judgemental attitude and belief to encourage clients to change and grow. You'll look to celebrate the success of tāngata whaiora while on their recovery and wellbeing journey. To be successful in this role, a Level 4 qualification in Health & Wellbeing (or higher) is desirable, however; if you're passionate about our organisation and you're willing to work towards a qualification we'll support you as much as we can. You'll require previous knowledge and experience of working with people with intellectual disabilities or complex mental health diagnosis' and needs who currently require sophisticated support interventions.
Ko tā mātou mahi - We offer
In addition to driving change in your community, you'll be doing so in a national organisation with opportunities for you to grow and develop. You'll join a group of people that live by our values - which means you can take pride in not just what we achieve, but how we achieve it. Importantly, we advocate for your wellbeing! With three days of wellbeing leave on offer, you can proactively manage your health and wellbeing. AND finally, you'll want to work here because we are committed to diversity and inclusion. So, you don't have to worry about putting on a fake work persona. Come as you are, and just be you!

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