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Community Support Worker – Adult Team

Job posted: 24/11/2022
Job closes: 19/12/2022

Company/Organisation Name:

Emerge Aotearoa

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About the Company/Organisation

Emerge Aotearoa is a national provider of mental health, addiction, disability, 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 website – Community Support Worker-Adult Team – 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

An exciting opportunity has arisen in our West Auckland based team for a Community Support Worker, where services are provided to Tangata whaiora within their homes and communities. Make a direct impact on the lives of Tangata whaiora facing challenges with their mental health. Work alongside them and their whanau to support them to achieve their goals for living their best life. This role is a permanent, full-time position that requires flexibility to work weekends and evenings on occasion.

Our Support Workers have a vital role to play. Our services support Tangata whaiora achieve their personal goals through focused community engagement, key strengths and implementing best practice interventions and rehabilitation strategies.

This is a fantastic opportunity to have a direct impact on the lives of people in the community to help them to reconnect and live as independently as possible.

He kōrero mōu - About you

We're looking for people who want to make a difference, have some life experience, and won't take things personally. You'll have a positive outlook, be patient and show some resilience, as well as empathy, initiative, and a proactive approach.

We expect you to have good insight into mental health, a supportive, encouraging attitude and to be culturally respectful. You'll be a 'glass half full' type of person, with a positive outlook on an ever changing, evolving environment and with professional boundaries at the top of your list.

You'll need the following:

  • A Level 4 or 5 qualification in Mental Health and Addiction or be working towards one
  • Knowledge and experience supporting people with a mental health diagnosis
  • Must have a full New Zealand driver's licence
  • Ideally have two years experience in mental health roles
  • Be able to use IT systems confidently excel
  • Knowledge of community resources available

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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