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Health Coach – Fixed-term

Job posted: 08/03/2023
Job closes: 07/04/2023

Company/Organisation Name:

Emerge Aotearoa

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About the Company/Organisation

Emerge Aotearoa is a social services organisation providing 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.

Te Tumu Waiora – te reo for ‘to head towards wellness’ – is a new model of primary mental health and addictions care and support which aims to provide all New Zealanders experiencing mental distress or addictions challenges with access to convenient, high quality, integrated and person-centred care and support. The model is being rolled out nationally over the next four years.

How to Apply

Apply for this role via our careers site – Health Coach | Fixed term – 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

Te Tūnga - The role

The Health Coach role aims to connect directly with patients to assist them to make any necessary changes to improve their health and wellbeing and work towards an achievable healthcare plan. The role involves being an integral part of the general practice team, working directly with individuals and their families to help improve their mental health and wellbeing.

The model puts mental health and wellbeing at the heart of general practice with focused roles, Health Improvement Practitioners and Health Coaches, working as part of the general practice team. You'll be working across two Christchurch practices.

There's nothing average about this role and no two days are truly the same. You'll support patients with both nutritional/exercised based intervention and mental health recovery, via appointments run at either the clinic or at the patient's home. You'll run programmes alongside the Health Improvement and complete case notes and handovers with the practice staff.

While you will work to support patients of all ages, you'll predominately support people aged between 20 and 70.

This is a part-time role (32 hours per week).

Māu - About you

You'll come from a background in either nutrition, psychology, social work, or a related field, and have at least 2 years' experience. You'll have the ability to build relationships and rapport easily, while maintaining professional boundaries. You'll also have a level 4 or higher qualification in a relevant field.

You'll need to be a strong effective communicator and have the ability to have patients open up in a limited timeframe. Our patients also come from an array of backgrounds so cultural competency and the ability to connect to people from different backgrounds and cultures are essential to this role.

You'll need to meet the Children's Act safety checking and our vetting requirements and have a full clean, valid driver's licence. You'll have strong computer skills and feel comfortable completing case notes.

Ko tā mātou mahi - We offer

  • Learning, development, and training opportunities, inclusive of 5-10 paid study leave days
  • Great staff benefits, including store discounts, and 3 days of wellbeing leave
  • Fun events and activities with the team and the residents
  • A supportive manager, and a team who celebrates success

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