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Peer Support Worker – West Auckland and North Shore

Job posted: 16/09/2022
Job closes: 14/10/2022

Company/Organisation Name:

Emerge Aotearoa

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About the Company/Organisation

Ehara taku toa I te toa takitahi engari he toa takimano – My strength is not that of an individual but that of the collective

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.

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 Whakawhānaunga, 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.

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

Apply for this role via our website: Peer Support Worker | West Auckland & North Shore – Careers at Emerge Aotearoa

Job Description

He kōrero mō te tūranga - The role

You will work within our team of five. The role will see you connecting with people and their whānau within Waitemata (West Auckland and North Shore) area who are wanting to access the peer support service. We support people to achieve their goals and aspirations and to grow their autonomy whilst supporting community connections.

This role requires someone with personal lived experience of mental distress and/or addiction and recovery to ensure deep connection and understanding. You will work 35 hours per week in a flexible way but generally work would be between the hours of eight am - six pm. There are times depending on the need of the Peer you are working with that you may have to work outside these hours. This role may be suitable for a student who is needing practical experience for their Level 4 Mental Health and Wellbeing Qualification.

He kōrero mōu - About you

For our team its vital that you have lived through your own experiences of mental distress and/or addiction. You'll bring your own knowledge and experience of drug and alcohol addiction or mental health distress and be able to utilise this in your work to support others - please tell us about your journey in your cover letter.

Someone who would fit well within this team would be a person who is energetic, resilient, vibrant, confident with a good sense of humour and a great team player. You'll be a natural when it comes to being able to connect with whānau and support them to move forward on their journey to recovery. You'll use your non-judgemental attitude and belief to encourage clients to change and grow.

You will ideally have experience in working with whānau within a mental health/addiction support setting and/or a Level 4 Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (or higher) qualification is desirable, however; if you're passionate about supporting whānau and you're willing to work towards a qualification we'll support you as much as we can.

You'll be culturally respectful - a strong understanding of Māori and Pacifika cultures is preferred. Oh, and you'll need a full driver's licence with no restrictions too!

Ko tā mātou mahi - We offer:

  • Opportunity for professional development and growth within a national organisation
  • Ongoing training opportunities
  • Additional paid leave allowances including, threee wellbeing days, five to ten days study leave and long service leave
  • Laptop and mobile phone
  • One on one coaching/supervision and group supervision

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