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Health Professional – Youth Respite and Transitional Service

Job posted: 03/08/2022
Job closes: 02/09/2022

Company/Organisation Name:

Emerge Aotearoa

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About the Company/Organisation

He kōrero mō mātou – About us

Emerge Aotearoa is a committed Tangata Tiriti organisation, and a national provider of community-based mental health, addiction, disability, peer, well-being, and social housing services. Emerge Aotearoa is a not-for-profit organisation employing 1300 kaimahi and providing services across New Zealand. The core values of the organisation are based on Māori concepts Whakawhanaunga, Manaakitanga, Ako and Whakamana.

This is an exciting opportunity to be a leading part of a dynamic team in a crucial youth service (13 to 18 years old). Based in Lower Hutt this six-bed residential service will deliver a mix of crisis and planned respite and short term transitional support.

How to Apply

Apply for this role here – Health Professional – Te Whare o Te Rito – Youth Respite and Transitional Service – 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 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, including booster dose(s) if eligible, for this role. For more information, please see Covid-19 information site.

Job Description

He kōrero mō te tūranga - The role
You will integrate your clinical expertise, knowledge and competencies with recovery approaches to provide quality services to rangatahi and their family/whānau. You will support rangatahi to work towards their personal goals and aspirations by using evidence based clinical interventions, professional skills, coaching and supporting other team members, and working alongside and supervising the service's peer support worker. You will lead the provision of a robust day programme, including the use of sensory modulation and other therapeutic interventions. You will have a passion for seeing hope and seeking change in a young person's life. You will be a Registered Health Professional holding a current Annual Practicing Certificate, (Occupational Therapy, Social Work, Psychology, Registered Nurse).
He kōrero mōu - About you
Sometimes faced with challenging behaviour you'll utilize your calmness to engage and empathize with Tangata and whānau, you will be quick to think on your feet and deal with situations when tangata whaiora become unwell and need support. Being able to demonstrate assertiveness, accountability, compassion for people and encourage them to change is important to this role. The ability to coach and mentor Kaimahi and communicate effectively will also be beneficial to this role. To be successful, in this role you'll need:
  • Current registration with a professional body covered by HPCA 2003 Act, Social Work Registration, or DAAPANZ
  • Post qualifying experience working within the Mental Health/AO Sector
  • Ability to confidently lead the provision of a day programme, including the use of sensory modulation and other therapeutic interventions.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and ability to collaboratively create a personalised plan
  • Be eligible to work in New Zealand
  • Hold a Full NZ driver's licence
Ko tā mātou mahi - We offer:
  • Although we are a residential service, we are set up so Kaimahi can maintain to better work-life balance
  • Additional paid leave allowances including, three wellbeing days, five days of study leave and long service leave
  • Supportive team and manager with the opportunity for group supervision, co-reflection and we pay for maintenance of annual registration
  • Wellbeing subsidies and access to the use of our other services such as counselling, budgeting, and mental health workshops
  • Opportunity for professional development through learning grants, training opportunities and growth within a national organisation

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