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Mental Health professional – Intensive Community Support

Job posted: 16/11/2022
Job closes: 11/12/2022

Company/Organisation Name:

Emerge Aotearoa

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About the Company/Organisation

Emerge Aotearoa is a committed Tangata Tiriti organisation and a national provider of mental health, addiction, disability, offender rehabilitation, well-being and housing services. The core values of the organisation are based on Māori concepts Whakawhanaunga, Manaakitanga, Ako and Whakamana.

At Emerge Aotearoa we are guided by our three Pou; Māori Succeeding as Māori, Lived Experience and Diversity are privileged and Thriving Pacific Peoples. We believe that everyone can live full and rich lives in their communities of choice, and we are committed to helping people be the best they can be.

Our office is in Hillsborough and your role will see you work collaboratively with your team and external stakeholders to ensure the well-being and recovery of clients who suffer from Mental Health. We work hard and deliver great outcomes to the people we serve, but currently find ourselves in need of additional support for our busy team.

How to Apply

Apply for this role here – Mental Health Professional – Intensive Community Support – 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.

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.

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

The focus of your role will be using your experience and clinical skills to work alongside kaimahi to enable them to provide quality, safe and evidence-based supports to whaiora on their journey to living well in the community. In the role, you can draw on the strengths of the dynamic team around you to create and implement best practice interventions, support plans and rehabilitation strategies to support whaiora to achieve their personal goals, engage within their community whilst living as independently as they can.

This role would include:

  • quality control
  • input into audits
  • support with the day to day running of the service
  • on-going liaison and communication with other professionals to ensure that we are working together and providing the best supports for whaiora in our service.

You will also carry a small caseload of your own clients commensurate with your level of experience. You will also provide support with the practice inductions of staff and whaiora into the service. While there is nothing average about this position, your typical day could go from goal planning to meeting with clinicians to supporting the team through role modelling, coaching, discussions in meetings or 'live' supervision. You will have a supportive manager who draws on the strengths of kaimahi to create a safe, nurturing space for whaiora where they can realise their potential and reach their goals. The service aims to provide a safe, nurturing space where whaiora feel supported, and able, to live their best life. This is a permanent, full-time position working Monday to Friday.

He kōrero mōu - About you

Sometimes faced with challenging behaviour you'll utilise your calmness to engage and empathise with whānau and be quick to think on your feet with how to deal with situations when whānau become unwell and need additional support. You will need to be flexible and happy to pick up 'hands on' duties. Being able to demonstrate assertiveness, accountability and compassion for people and encourage them to change is important to this role. The ability to coach and mentor staff and communicate effectively will be beneficial.

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

  • A current registration with a professional body covered by HPCA 2003 Act, e.g, Social Work Registration and have a current APC
  • Post qualifying experience working within the Mental Health/AO Sector
  • Resilience and strong personal and professional boundaries
  • A calm and patient approach to challenges you may face
  • Knowledge and experience of working in a residential setting would be beneficial
  • A current full New Zealand driver's licence
  • The right to work in New Zealand

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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