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Social Worker

Job posted: 21/06/2022
Job closes: 20/07/2022

Company/Organisation Name:

Emerge Aotearoa

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About the Company/Organisation

He kōrero mō mātou – About us

Emerge Aotearoa is a national provider of mental health, addiction, disability, wellbeing, and housing services. We believe that everyone is capable of living full and rich lives in their communities of choice. In every aspect of our work, we are committed to helping whānau be the best they can be.

How to Apply

Apply for this role here – 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 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
Our Support Workers have a vital role to play. You will provide care and support tāngata whaiora with difficult behaviours and encourage and motivate them to make good choices. This is a genuine opportunity to positively influence people, help them grow and successfully transition back into the community. You'll help to support our tāngata whaiora by helping them with their life skills such as cooking, art, music and cultural programmes and mentor them to make positive life choices. You will be working alongside a team of committed Clinical, Residential, Educational and Administrative team members who are all working hard for our tāngata whaiora. This position's salary scale is set by pay equity and dependent on qualification level pays between $22.10 and $27.43 per hour. We have 4 permanent part-time position, and we need people to be available for the following shifts: Wednesday to Friday (10:30pm - 7:30am), Saturday to Tuesday (10:30pm - 7:30am) and Saturday to Tuesday (10:30pm -7.30am).
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 in 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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