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Residential Support Worker – Whangarei

Job posted: 14/09/2022
Job closes: 07/10/2022

Company/Organisation Name:

Emerge Aotearoa

Company/Organisation Website:

About the Company/Organisation

Emerge Aotearoa is a committed Tangata Tiriti organisation and a national provider of mental health, addiction, disability, offender rehabilitation, well-being, and housing services. Emerge Aotearoa is 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 website: 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. Please indicate your preference for full-time, part time or casual work. If part time please include the hours you are seeking. If you are available for shifts within our respite service we would appreciate an indication of this too.

Please note: In response to the 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 for this role. For more information, please see Covid-19 information site.

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

Permanent full-time, permanent part-time and casual positions available

He kōrero mō te tūranga - The roles

Our four Whangarei Residential services provide support for adults requiring residential recovery support. We have multiple positions for you to consider where you will provide support to our whaiora to achieve their goals as you walk alongside them on their recovery journey. One of our services is a respite unit dedicated to support for whaiora who have a mental illness and are Covid-19 +ve. Our 3 other services provide longer term accommodation and recovery support. You will be excellent with relationship building, have a passion for mental health and work with dynamic and professional teams that support our tangata whaiora, whānau and community. You'll be confident in carrying out daily recovery activities focusing on client strengths.

You will work collaboratively with colleagues, community providers, clinical teams, and other external stakeholders to help achieve the best outcomes for tangata whaiora. Duties in this role also include updating records, medication support, maintaining hygiene standards in the service and administration duties.

We have permanent roles that are both full-time and part-time as well as casual roles.

All roles require inclusion in a 24/7 roster.

He kōrero mōu - About you

It is essential that you have experience working as a Support Worker and ideally this has been gained in a residential mental health setting. You'll have strong personal and professional boundaries and be resilient in the face of challenges.

You will cope well in challenging environments and bring a positive attitude. You will be excellent with relationship building (both with tangata whaiora and their whānau) and focus on the strengths and interests of the client. You will be confident working autonomously as some shifts are single staffed.

You'll also have:

  • Full NZ driver's licence
  • Strong computer skills
  • A Level 4 Health and Wellbeing Qualification (or equivalent) or be committed to obtaining a level 4 - which we can support you with

Ko tā mātou mahi - We offer

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.

  • Inclusive of paid study leave, wellness days and cultural days
  • Great staff benefits and access to mental health services
  • Most importantly a Supportive manager who sees the potential in all their employees

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! We are a supportive team that enjoys celebrating successes, however little or large they may be.

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