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Residential Support Worker

Job posted: 20/07/2022
Job closes: 19/08/2022

Company/Organisation Name:

Emerge Aotearoa

Company/Organisation Website:

https://emergeaotearoa.org.nz/

About the Company/Organisation

He kōrero mō mātou – About us

Emerge Aotearoa is a social services organisation providing a range of services to whānau, including Health and Disability, Youth and Emergency Housing. Our kaimahi all have a common goal – helping people realise their potential with the aim of supporting people to live their best life as independently as possible.

Henry Street is a 12-bed residential supported accommodation service supporting adults with addiction and mental health problems. This service provides a home for life.

How to Apply

To apply for this role please follow this link – Residential Support Worker – 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.

Please note: In response to the indicated extension of 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
The focus of this role is to empower and support tāngata whaiora to be independent, maintain their wellness and achieve their goals as we walk alongside them and assist in any way possible. You'll work to support clients with their medication, taking them to the hospital appointments and other appointments, supporting residents to develop goals and supporting them to achieve goals, and ADL support. This service has a housekeeper on workdays and you'll help with the cooking in the weekend. We are looking for someone who is positive, friendly, and compassionate to work in our service. You'll be a natural problem solver and enjoy connecting with the community in line with our client's reintegration plan. This position's salary scale is set by pay equity and dependant on qualification level pays between $22.49 and $28.25 per hour. This is a permanent, part-time position working 30 hours a week between Monday-Sunday.
He kōrero mōu - About you
We're looking for people who want to make a difference, have some life experience and won't take things personally. You'll have a positive outlook, be patient and show some resilience, as well as empathy, initiative and a proactive approach. You don't need to have a qualification, but you'll need to be willing to complete one with us. We're looking for someone with sound judgement and the skills to manage risk and make tough decisions. Some of our tāngata whaiora have experienced trauma, and you'll need to have the ability to build rapport and assist in redirecting their behaviour. We don't have many prerequisites, but you will need to have the following:
  • Have a full, clean, valid driver's licence
  • Meet the Children's Act safety checking and our vetting requirements
  • Be flexible and able to work a variety of different shifts (mornings, evenings, weekends and public holidays)
  • Having an understanding of and being comfortable with tikanga maori and te reo would be advantageous.
This is not a 9 to 5, Monday - Friday job. Our young people require wrap around support from us, and our Youth Support Workers do rostered shifts providing 24/7 coverage (including weekends and public holidays). This role is not for the faint-hearted! Some of the work can be extremely challenging so you will need to have resilience and passion for working with youth, be a flexible person with a positive attitude and exhibit the ability to build strong professional relationships with young people, whānau, staff and service providers.
Ko tā mātou mahi - We offer
In addition to driving change within your community, 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. Importantly, we advocate for your wellbeing! With three days of wellbeing leave on offer, you can proactively manage your health and wellbeing. And finally, you'll want to work here because we are committed to diversity and inclusion. So, you don't have to worry about putting on a fake work persona. Come as you are, and just be you!

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