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Peer Support Specialist | South Auckland

Job posted: 26/01/2023
Job closes: 24/02/2023

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, correction services, well-being, and housing services. We’re a not-for-profit organisation employing 1300 kaimahi and providing services across New Zealand. The core values of the organisation are based on Māori concepts Whakawhanaunga, Manaakitanga, Ako, and Whakamana.

How to Apply

Apply for this role via our careers site – Peer Support Specialist | South Auckland – 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. 

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

This role is in our Tangata Whaiora and Family/Whanau Service in Papatoetoe, where we have been providing Day Program, Peer Support, and Whanau Support in our community for over 15 years.

We are looking for a well-rounded Peer Support Specialist to complete our team. 

We are looking for people who have personal lived experience and are wanting to use their recovery journey to help support and inspire others.

You will be supporting people to move forward with their recovery within a supportive, compassionate, relaxed, peer-led service.

This is a full-time position based in Papatoetoe, South Auckland (Monday to Friday).

He kōrero mōu | About You

You'll bring your own knowledge and experience of mental health and/or AOD challenges to the role. Please tell us about your journey in your cover letter.

Sometimes faced with challenging behavior you'll utilize your calmness to engage and empathize and will be quick to think on your feet about how to deal with situations in a safe and supportive way. 

You will also need to be flexible and happy to pick up "hands-on" duties and have the willingness to learn on the job.

You'll be culturally respectful, and non-judgemental as well as have a strong understanding of Māori and Pasifika cultures.

We would love to hear from you if you also bring along the following:

  • An approved PET Training and a National Certificate in Health and Wellbeing Level 4 (or the commitment to complete these)
  • The ability to demonstrate assertiveness, accountability, and compassion for people and encourage them to change
  • Intermediate computer skills
  • A full New Zealand Driver's License

Ko tā mātou mahi | We offer

Our team is diverse, but what unites us is the passion to make a difference for our clients, their families, and the community.

We also offer the following:

  • Learning, development, and training opportunities, inclusive of 5-10 paid study leave days
  • Great staff benefits, including store discounts, and 3 days of well-being leave
  • Access to a company vehicle, laptop, and work phone
  • A supportive manager, and a team who celebrates success

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