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Community Support Worker

Job posted: 20/07/2022
Job closes: 19/08/2022

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.

The role is supporting clients with a mental health diagnosis within our residential services in Lower Hutt, Wellington.

How to Apply

Apply for this role here – Community 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
Community Support Workers insure the smooth operation of the residential service while helping our tangata whaiora to reach their potential. Although there is a wide variety of activities involved, Community Support Workers help people with achieving as much independence as possible. At Emerge we have a real "start where the person is at" belief system and build on strengths. Your job will be to engage whaiora as well as possible while being able to relate to a wide group of external and internal stakeholders. You'll also be given the opportunity to be upskill and train further in the mental health field. 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. This service operates 24/7, so shifts are allocated on a rotating roster across the morning, afternoon and overnight, Monday through Sunday. This is a permanent, part-time opportunity (24 hours per week).
He kōrero mōu - About you
We are looking for someone who is positive, flexible, vibrant, confident, and compassionate to work in our service. 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, you'll need a Level 4 in Health and Wellness qualification. Previous knowledge and experience of working with people with a complex mental health diagnosis' is desirable but not essential. Your passion for supporting people is the most important however a major requirement. You will be comfortable in tikanga Māori environment and have the ability to work alongside people of all ages and diverse personalities. You will be resilient and be able to think on your feet while keeping calm and remaining patient in all situations.
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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