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Mental Health Professional | Tauranga

Job posted: 18/01/2023
Job closes: 17/02/2023

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.

How to Apply

Apply for this role via our careers site – Mental Health Professional | Tauranga – 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.

Job Description

He kōrero mō te tūranga | The Role

By providing support within our Mauri Ora service, you will join clients on their recovery journey, providing a safe environment for our clients and supporting them with their goals and daily tasks.

Joining our multi-disciplined team, you'll be working in a 24-hour residential service, the clients within this service are aged between 18 to 65 and have suffered significant disruption due to ill mental health and/or addiction. You'll have a supportive manager who draws on the strengths of team members to create a safe, nurturing space for whānau, where they can realise their potential and reach their goals. The service aims to provide a safe a nurturing space where whānau feel supported to live their best life.

The focus of your role will be working alongside Support Workers to provide support to whānau with varying intensive needs. This will mean drawing on the strengths of the dynamic team around you to create and implement best practice interventions, support plans and rehabilitation strategies to support whānau to achieve their personal goals and engage within their community.

This is a permanent, full-time position working b Monday to Sunday between 7.00 am - 3.30 pm and 3.00 pm - 11.30 pm.

He kōrero mōu | About You

Sometimes faced with challenging behaviour, you'll utilise your calmness to engage and empathise with clients and be quick to think on your feet about how to deal with situations when clients become unwell and need support.

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 also be beneficial to this role. In addition, you'll need:

  • Must hold a current Registration in your discipline with a current Annual Practicing Certificate
  • Must have at least two years of experience
  • 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
  • Must be prepared to work rostered shifts and weekends
  • The right to work in New Zealand
  • A full NZ Driver's License is essential

Ko tā mātou mahi | We offer

  • Additional paid leave allowances including, 3 well-being days, 5-10 days of study leave, and long service leave
  • Wellbeing subsidies and access to the use of our other services such as counseling, budgeting, and mental health workshops
  • Supportive team and manager with monthly individual external supervision, co-reflection and we pay for maintenance of annual registration.
  • Access to a work vehicle, company phone, laptop, and an ergonomic office setup
  • Opportunity for professional development and growth within a national organization

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