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Support Worker

Job posted: 10/01/2023
Job closes: 09/02/2023

Company/Organisation Name:

Emerge Aotearoa

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About the Company/Organisation

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 via our careers site – Support Worker | Residential | Youth Services – 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 have a vital role to play. You will provide care and support Rangatahi with difficult behaviours and encourage and motivate them to make good choices.

You'll help to support our Rangatahi by helping them with their life skills such as cooking, art, music and cultural programmes and mentor them to make positive life choices.

This position's salary scale is set by pay equity and dependent on qualification level pays between $22.75 and $28.25 per hour.

We have multiple positions available, from casual, part-time and full-time positions available working Monday to Sunday on a rostered shift basis.

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.

We don't have many prerequisites, but you will need to:

  • 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)
  • have an understanding of and being comfortable with tikanga Māori and te reo would be advantageous.

This is not a nine to five, 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.

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Contact the employer if you have questions about the role that isn’t otherwise stated in the job post. Otherwise, please follow the instructions on how to apply for this job.


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