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Mental Health Professional – Youth Respite – Fixed-term

Job posted: 10/06/2022
Job closes: 08/07/2022

Company/Organisation Name:

Emerge Aotearoa

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About the Company/Organisation

He kōrero mō mātou – About us

Emerge Aotearoa is a 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 here – Mental Health Professional | Youth Respite | 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.

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
We are looking for a Mental Health Professional to join our Youth Respite Residential service in Albany. Our service is a community based respite service for young people aged 16-25 years to focusing on supporting those with a mental health diagnosis and alcohol or drug addiction. Our service provides a supportive living environment for youth who experience mental illness, encouraging them to lead their own recovery journey and supporting them towards their goal to achieve independent living. You will coach and mentor support workers, and work alongside them in supporting the clients to achieve their goals. This will include integrating your clinical expertise, knowledge and competencies with recovery approaches in order to provide quality services to clients and their whānau. Be rewarded by seeing our clients grow and develop; relish and celebrate in the progress, as well as encouraging and developing our support workers as they bring their enthusiasm and interest into the clients personalised planning. The role is fixed-term, full-time (40 hours) for 12 months covering Parental Leave. Usually Monday-Sunday 0900-1730 but may be asked to start earlier or leave later when required Clinical liaison so needs to be articulate and have good communicative skills.
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. 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 to this role. To be successful in this role, the following is needed:
  • A current registration with a professional body covered by HPCA 2003 Act, Social Work Registration or have a current APC in nursing, OT or related disciplines
  • 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 creating change for our vulnerable rangatahi, 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. We offer the following:
  • Ability to maintain to better work life balance as our EaseUp services operate between Monday - Friday.
  • Additional paid leave allowances including, three wellbeing days, five to ten days study leave and long service leave
  • Wellbeing subsidies and access to the use of our other services such as counselling, budgeting, and mental health workshops
  • Supportive team and manager with the opportunity for group supervision, co-reflection and pay for maintenance of annual registration.
  • Access to a work vehicle, company phone and laptop
  • Opportunity for professional development and growth within a national organisation

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