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Peer Support Worker – Part-time

Job posted: 02/09/2022
Job closes: 01/10/2022

Company/Organisation Name:

Emerge Aotearoa

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About the Company/Organisation

Taku aroha ki mua -Send love to the future

Tuku aroha ki muri – Send love to the past

Kia tu te aroha o naianei – Be love today

Looking for a challenging and extremely rewarding opportunity to use your lived experience of mental distress to walk alongside peers experiencing a range of social issues including mental distress and addiction challenges? Then keep reading!

He kōrero mō mātou – About us

Mind and Body is part of the Emerge Aotearoa Trust group – 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 Mind and Body, we are guided by our three strategic 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.

As a Tiriti partner, we recruit for cultural competence and encourage applications from people who identify as Māori, to support our journey in achieving equity in health outcomes.

Mind and Body provides values-based peer led services across Aotearoa. We use our own, personal lived experience of recovery from mental distress to nurture hope and self-determination and inspire the people we support to use their personal power to move towards the life they want for themselves.

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 via: Peer Support Worker | Part Time – Careers at Emerge Aotearoa

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

We encourage people from diverse backgrounds to apply. If you are interested and would like to talk to someone about the role, please call 021 879 189.

This role will be advertised until filled.

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 for this role. For more information, please see Covid-19 information site:

Job Description

He kōrero mō te tūranga - The role
You will be providing community-based peer support and advocacy for people across the Canterbury region. The role is a permanent position working 32 hours per week. The role requires you to be flexible with the working hours but generally you will work between the hours of 8am - 8pm, Monday to Saturday.
He kōrero mōu - About you
The person we are looking for will:
  • have either a Level 4 Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Peer Support) or Level 4 Certificate Health or Intentional Peer Support training (IPS)
  • have proven ability to work effectively with peers from diverse cultures and backgrounds, especially Māori and Pasifika communities and their whānau
  • enjoy working alongside and supporting people
  • be positive and encouraging with a good sense of humour
  • have a willingness to undertake training
  • have personal experience of challenges with mental distress and or addiction and can demonstrate strong leadership in their journey of taking control of their own wellbeing and the development insights and personal awareness
  • take active responsibility for maintaining own holistic wellbeing
  • Ability to role model how to move forward in a journey to wellbeing
  • be a critical reflective thinker
  • have effective time management skills and ability to manage competing demands and deadlines
  • hold a full NZ driver's licence
  • have a genuine passion to make a positive difference.
Ko tā mātou mahi - We offer:
  • Opportunity for career progression
  • Ongoing training opportunities
  • Laptop and mobile phone
  • Group supervision and co-reflection
  • Wellbeing leave
  • Autonomy in the role

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