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Mental Health Professional – Social Worker – Nurse – Occupational Therapist

Job posted: 16/06/2022
Job closes: 14/07/2022

Company/Organisation Name:

Emerge Aotearoa

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About the Company/Organisation

He kōrero mō mātou – About us

Emerge Aotearoa is a social services organisation providing a range of services to whānau, including Health and Disability, Youth and Emergency Housing. Our kaimahi all have a common goal – helping people realise their potential with the aim of supporting people to live their best life as independently as possible.

We have an exciting Mental Health Professional position available in the Hamilton. Providing support within our Te Rarangi-Kura (Youth) residence, you will join rangatahi on their recovery journey, provide a safe environment for whaiora and support them with their goals and daily tasks.

How to Apply

If you are interested in joining an organisation who is passionate about making a positive difference in your community we would love to hear from you so follow this link – Mental Health Professional – Social Worker – Nurse – Occupational Therapist – Careers at Emerge Aotearoa This role will be advertised until filled.

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
The focus of your role will be working alongside kaimahi to provide support to rangatahi with varying presentations. 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 rangatahi to achieve their personal goals and engage within their community. While there is nothing average about this position, your average day could go from goal planning to meeting with clinicians to meeting with the team. The end of the shift will be completing administration and record notes in our records system and provide handover. You will have a supportive manager that 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 rangatahi feel supported to develop skills to reach their potential and live their best life. This is a full-time permanent position working rostered shifts across Monday to Sunday. This role predominately works 2:30pm - 11:00pm, however; there is the need for flexibility to support the team and cover periods of absence.
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 are in need of support. You will need to be flexible and happy to pick up "hand on" duties. Being able to demonstrate assertiveness, accountability and compassion for people and encourage them to change is really important to this role. The ability to coach and mentor staff and communicate effectively will also be beneficial. You'll need the following:
  • A current APC and registration held from a professional body covered by HPCA 2003 Act, Social Work Registration Board, or DAPAANZ
  • Experience with strength-based practice and a passion for supporting rangatahi
  • Resilience as well as strong personal and professional boundaries
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and be self-motivated
  • A calm and patient approach to challenges you may face
  • A current Full New Zealand driver's licence
  • Ability to be part of an on-call roster
  • The ability to coach/mentor staff and communicate effectively with them
Ko tā mātou mahi - We offer
In addition to being key to the delivery of our service, you'll be doing so in a national organisation with opportunities for you to grow and develop. This includes training opportunities, learning grants and sponsorships. 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. You'll join a supportive team, team meetings and supervision to ensure your keeping well and well informed in the workplace. You'll also have the opportunity to create relationships with external providers. 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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