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Community Support Worker | Adult Mobile services | Christchurch

Job posted: 20/01/2023
Job closes: 20/02/2023

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 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.

How to Apply

Apply for this role via our careers site – Community Support Worker | Adult Mobile services | Christchurch – 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 Role

Due to internal movement and promotion, we have 2 x permanent roles available for a passionate support worker to join our Christchurch community team.

Our Support Workers provide dedicated support to Tangata Whaiora. Work collaboratively with your team and external stakeholders to provide support to youth with goal setting, skill development (e.g. life skills, relationship skills and communication skills), and assist with educational and employment opportunities.

We are looking for energetic support workers who are able to support tangata whaiora with their recovery journey. You'll provide support to tangata whaiora who have a mental health diagnosis, some may also face challenges with a drug and alcohol addiction.

You'll work collaboratively with your peers ensuring the welfare and recovery of clients by:

  • Providing support with goal setting, development of life skills, creativity, vocational, educational and employment opportunities, relationship skills and communication strategies
  • Travelling to visit and support clients in the community either at their homes or where they may choose to meet ensure they feel less isolated
  • Using your community connections to encourage clients to become involved in the wider community
  • Working collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders
  • Focusing on the strengths and interests of the clients
  • Working face-to-face with our community clients, and networking within the community.

This is a permanent fulltime (40 hours per week) position with rostered hours between 7:00am - 7:00pm Monday - Sunday. Hours are set around the needs of our Tangata Whaiora so, a level of flexibility is required.

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 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 have the ability to easily build professional relationships with our Tangata Whaiora, while maintaining strong professional boundaries.

To be successful in this role, you'll ideally have a Level 4 in Health & Disability (or higher) qualification, however; if your passion for mental health / AOD addiction is what drives you and you're willing to commit to working towards a qualification then we would love to hear from you as we can offer some support around this. 2 years previous experience in similar role is desired. You'll be culturally respectful and non-judgemental - a strong understanding of Māori and Pacifica cultures is preferred.

We use various databases to record client information, and give you learning and development so, you'll need to be able to use IT systems confidently.

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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