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Support Worker

Job posted: 26/07/2021
Job closes: 09/08/2021

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About the Company/Organisation

  • Our vision is Tautokohia te mana tangata, realising potential
  • Our purpose is whakapakari ngatahi – te whanau kia puawai te hapori, to strengthen whanau together, so that communities thrive
  • Our organisation offers many development opportunities, with values that define all that we do
Mō mātou – About us

At Emerge Aotearoa everyone is whānau. Whānau is often translated as ‘family’, but its meaning is more complex. It includes physical, emotional, and spiritual dimensions and is based on whakapapa. Whānau can be multi-layered, flexible, and dynamic just like our communities and the services we provide. We offer a range of social services including peer support which is operated by people with lived experience, housing, health and disability, employment, mental health, addictions, with both adults and youth in the community and residentially.

Tāpaetanga – We offer the following:
  • National organisation, with lots of opportunities to grow, with lots of training and development available along with career opportunities
  • An organisation that lives by its values
  • Supportive team, team meetings and supervision to ensure you’re keeping well and well informed in the workplace
  • Great job satisfaction, you’ll be improving someone’s quality of life by helping them to realise their potential
  • Staff benefits, store discounts, discounted health insurance, use of fleet vehicles, free counseling

How to Apply

To apply for this role please visit our careers site and register your details – This role will be advertised until filled.

If you are interested in joining an organisation who is passionate about making a positive difference in your community, we would love to hear from you. Apply today.

Join the Emerge Aotearoa whānau; we’re inclusive and we celebrate diversity as an organisation!

Realising potential – Tautokohia te mana tangata

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

Te tūnga - The role
Piki Te Ora is a ten-bed residential service based in Te Hapara, designed to provide support to adults who may have a mental health diagnosis or are in recovery from an addiction. We're looking for a culturally respectful and non-judgemental person to join our team. You'll partner with tangata whaiora on their journey, walking alongside them using empathy and strength-based language to encourage clients to change and grow in this autonomous role. This can involve taking clients to appointments, support with household duties, or exercising with clients to meet their well-being goals. This is a permanent full-time role offering 40 hours per week. Hours of work are Monday - Sunday on a 24/7 rostered shift pattern.
Māu - You
You will be confident in carrying out daily recovery activities focusing on client strengths, be able to implement best-practice interventions and rehabilitation strategies to support our service users to meet their goals. You will use your non-judgemental attitude and belief to encourage clients to improve their life skills, communication, and community participation to enhance their recovery. You will have the ability to work as part of a team, as well as being able to work autonomously. Strong professional boundaries are a must for this role.
To be successful in this role, you'll ideally have the following:
  • Level 4 mental health certificate or level 4 health and well-being qualification (or equivalent), or be willing to work towards this
  • Can maintain strong professional boundaries while building relationships with our tangata whaiora
  • Show compassion and can provide examples of working for whanau with mental health challenges
  • See the potential in people and thrive in a challenging and ever-changing environment
  • Experience of one-to-one support within the community would be preferred but not essential
  • Good communications skills to effectively communicate with the people in the community, your manager, team, and all stakeholders
  • A full New Zealand driver's licence (essential)

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