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Residential Support Worker – South Auckland

Job posted: 05/01/2023
Job closes: 05/02/2023

Company/Organisation Name:

Emerge Aotearoa

Company/Organisation Website:

About the Company/Organisation

Emerge Aotearoa is a social services organisations 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.

Ngā Ratonga | Our services:

Providing support within our Tumanako Me Whakapoko service, you will join clients on their recovery journey, providing a safe environment for our clients and supporting them with their goals and daily tasks. Joining our multi-disciplined team, you’ll be working in a 24-hour residential service, the clients within this service are aged between 18 to 65 and have suffered significant disruption due to ill mental health and/or addiction.

You’ll have a supportive manager who draws on the strengths of team members to create a safe, nurturing space for whānau, where they can realise their potential and reach their goals.

The service aims to provide a safe a nurturing space where whānau feel supported to live their best life. The focus of your role will be working alongside the team to provide support to whānau with varying intensive needs.

How to Apply

Apply for this role via our website – Residential Support Worker | 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

Our Support Workers are instrumental in ensuring that Tangata Whaiora are supported to achieve the maximum level of independence and to lead the life they want to lead. We work to foster hope, identify strengths, and develop resilience. We recognise that these are key components to the approach taken to support clients and their whānau with their recovery.

Your duties will include but are not limited to, supporting Tangata Whaiora with daily living skills such as cooking, cleaning, and helping establish community connections, but most importantly providing a safe and nurturing space for tangata whaiora to reach their full potential.

This is a permanent, full-time position working between Monday to Sunday, 7.00am - 3.30pm, 3.00pm - 11.30pm and 11pm to 7:30am.

He kōrero mōu | About You

  • National Mental Health Certificate Level 4/5 or higher level of mental health support work (or equivalent) or be able to demonstrate your current plans to achieve this mandatory requirement.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with mental health professionals and within our team
  • Experience in the mental health sector is an advantage.
  • Demonstrated commitment to recovery values
  • Advanced communication and interpersonal skills
  • A current full New Zealand driver's licence
  • Demonstrated commitment to the Treaty of Waitangi and culturally safe practice
  • Applicants must be eligible to work in New Zealand 

Ko tā mātou mahi | We offer

  • Ability to maintain to better work life balance while supporting families in need
  • Additional paid leave allowances including, 3 wellbeing days, 5-10 days study leave (dependent on undertaken qualification) and long service leave
  • Wellbeing subsidies and access to the use of our other services such as counselling, budgeting, and mental health workshops
  • Supportive team and manager with the opportunity for group supervision, co-reflection
  • Access to a work phone, company laptop and access to a pool of work vehicles
  • Opportunity for professional development and growth within a national organisation

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