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Peer Support – Mental Health and Addiction Services

Job posted: 16/11/2022
Job closes: 15/12/2022

Company/Organisation Name:

Emerge Aotearoa

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About the Company/Organisation

Mind and Body is a subsidiary of Emerge Aotearoa and provides values-based peer led services across Aotearoa. We use our own personal lived experience of mental distress and/or addiction challenges and recovery, to nurture hope and personal power and to inspire the people that we support to move forward with their lives.

How to Apply

If you are interested in joining an organisation that is passionate about making a positive difference in your community, we would love to hear from you. Apply today.

Apply via our careers site – Peer Support | Mental Health and Addiction Services – Careers at Emerge Aotearoa

Emerge Aotearoa are committed to healthy lifestyles and actively supports a smoke-free environment. We encourage people with experience of mental illness and/or addiction to apply.

Please include a half page introduction/biography about yourself and what you have learnt from your personal experience of mental distress or addiction challenges, and your journey to wellbeing? What value has it had in your life?

This role will be advertised until filled.

Job Description

He kōrero mō te tūranga - The role

You will be providing community-based Peer Support and Advocacy, to people in Ōtautahi. We focus on strengths and offer support to establish and achieve goals around these strengths. We walk beside our peers and explore how we came to view the world, the way we do.

We facilitate groups, as well as one to one support, at inpatient units, including the forensic ward, which is largely populated by males. Being comfortable in these environments is important. We also meet with Peers one to one, at a mutually agreeable location in the community and facilitate groups such as Peerzone.

We are a pro equity and inclusive organization, seeking a diverse team, so that we are better positioned to reach the populations we wish to serve.

As a Tiriti ally, we encourage applications from people who practice tikanga and those who whakapapa as Māori or Pasifika, to support our journey in achieving equity.

As Peers, we don't shy away from the tough conversations, so we are seeking applicants with diverse lived experience, who can walk alongside our peers and explore new possibilities, without fear or judgement.

He kōrero mōu - About you

You'll bring and be willing to share, your personal experience of mental distress and/or addiction challenges and your journey to wellbeing. Most importantly, you'll have real ability to connect and work with people from diverse backgrounds, both those who access our services and their whanau/aiga.

Ideally, you'll have a Certificate in Peer Support (Mental Health) (Level 4), Intentional Peer Support training (IPS), a Certificate in Health and Wellbeing, or be willing to work towards this.

You'll be a natural in supporting people including facilitating groups. You'll be known for your good sense of humour and your positive outlook.

In addition, you will need:

  • the ability to take active responsibility for monitoring and maintaining mental health
  • to effectively role model for how to move forward in a journey to wellbeing
  • to be a good communicator
  • to be a reflective thinker
  • to have effective time management skills and ability to manage competing demands and deadlines
  • to hold a full NZ driver's licence
  • to be confident using information technology for recording and research
  • to work well in a team as well as independently.

Ko tā mātou mahi - We offer

In addition to being instrumental to delivering our service, you will be doing so in a national organization with opportunities for you to further grow and develop.

You will 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. above all else, you'll be rewarded by helping our people reach their goals - in return we'll also help you reach yours. We provide ongoing training, group supervision and co-reflection, as well as career progression.

We offer staff discounts at numerous services including, Southern Cross Health Insurance, SpecSavers, Harvey Norman and more!

So, what are you waiting for? Apply now!

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