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Casual Support Workers | Residential Mental Health | Hamilton

Job posted: 06/03/2023
Job closes: 03/04/2023

Company/Organisation Name:

Emerge Aotearoa

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About the Company/Organisation

Emerge Aotearoa is a national provider of mental health, addiction, disability, offender rehabilitation, wellbeing and housing services. We believe that everyone can live 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 requires sophisticated support interventions from diverse team of residential staff.

How to Apply

Apply for this role via our careers site – Casual Support Workers | Residential Mental Health | Hamilton – 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.

Job Description

He kōrero mō te tūranga | The Roles

You'll provide direct support to Tāngata Whaiora and Rangatahi and will be be given the opportunity to be involved in service development and best practice 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 whom we support and will focus on daily tasks and the identified goals while walking alongside the person as they work towards those goals.

We have multiple casual roles available, 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. As you will work across different services in Hamilton you will gain great experience.

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 can cope with challenging behaviour with calmness and a good sense of humor and have a hands-on, engaging approach. You'll contribute to maintaining a safe working environment and create a safe, calm, and nurturing space whānau.  You'll encourage whānau to engage in therapy, meaningful programs, and educational/vocational activities.

You'll naturally be a problem solver, a 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 well-being journey.

To be successful in this role, a Level 4 qualification in Health & well-being (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 diagnoses' 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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