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Community Support Worker

Job posted: 18/11/2022
Job closes: 15/12/2022

Company/Organisation Name:

Emerge Aotearoa

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About the Company/Organisation

Emerge Aotearoa provides a range of services to whānau, including Health and Disability, Youth and Transitional Housing. Our kaimahi all have a common goal – helping people realise their potential with the aim of supporting whānau to live their best life as independently as possible.

How to Apply

This role will be advertised until filled so if you want to make a real difference in your community apply for this role via our careers site – Community Support Worker – Careers at Emerge Aotearoa and upload your CV and cover letter.

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

Te tūnga - The role

This role is based in GP Practices in the Wellington region. This is a fulltime position working Monday-Friday 8:30am-5pm. The role offers lots of variety, potential for growth, and great job satisfaction. You may be working across multiple practices, providing support to tangata whaiora accessing their GPs.

You will be providing short term (generally less than three months) support to tangata whaiora in the areas of mental and physical health to give them the confidence, skills, and tools to support themselves in living healthy independent lives. Networking ability is a key skill to bring to this role to enable you to build a rapport and collaborative working with the GP practices and other community organisations to improve outcomes for tangata whaiora and connect them with other appropriate services.

Māu - About you

To succeed in this role you'll have the following:

  • Ability to work as part of a team as well as independently through managing your own caseload of tangata whaiora
  • Collaborative working practices, especially in the area of walking alongside tangata whaiora in their health and wellbeing journey
  • Great communication and relationship-building skills
  • Strong time management, ability to work under pressure and ability to problem-solve
  • Cultural competency and the ability to connect to people from different backgrounds and cultures
  • Computer skills and admin skills to complete case notes
  • A full, clean, NZ driver's licence

Ngā Hua - We offer:

  • A supportive environment to help you grow into the role, including regular coaching with your manager and exciting training opportunities, including completing Health Coach training
  • A fabulous team is already in place for you to be connected to other people in the same role
  • Opportunities to engage in team building activities and be part of the continued development of our Access and Choice service
  • Peer support groups with kaimahi from other organisations who also provide Access and Choice services, to help you feel connected, supported and to improve practice in you role
  • We are an organization that cares about our people, their development and that lives true to its values and strategic pou 

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