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Support Worker – Corrections Supported Living – Auckland

Job posted: 24/02/2023
Job closes: 26/03/2023

Company/Organisation Name:

Emerge Aotearoa

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About the Company/Organisation

Emerge Aotearoa is a national provider of mental health, addiction, disability, offender rehabilitation, 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 | Corrections Supported Living | Auckland – Careers at Emerge Aotearoa and upload your CV and cover letter telling us about yourself!

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.

This role will be advertised until filled so apply today.

Job Description

He kōrero mō te tūranga - The role

This role allows you to contribute to community well-being while you work alongside tangata whaiora moving through the Corrections system. As part of a team, you will create an environment which supports tangata whaiora to achieve planned goals increasing their potential to successfully re-integrate back into the community.

We work in a lovely home in the Onehunga area with fabulous amenities close by. Everyday has variety but some shifts are slower, so you need to be self-motivated, energetic and have a sense of fun to make this role your own. We encourage innovation and willingness to come up with new ideas, you will use your community connections to engage with external agencies and groups to support our whaiora's integration into the community. You will be given flexibility and autonomy to plan your day, you manage how your day looks.

This role may appeal to you if you are currently studying, looking at re-entering the workforce or wanting part-time hours. We offer flexibility and this role can be carried out in a full-time or part-time capacity (minimum of 24 hours per week).

We provide mixed accommodation and the house is staffed 24/7 with rostered shifts, so flexibility is required. Shifts include 7.00am - 3.30pm, 3.00pm - 11.30pm and 11.00pm - 7.30am.

He kōrero mōu - About you

A positive attitude, energy and willingness to share your experience and actively seek out knowledge in accommodation, well-being, community support, education and training, employment and skills for life is highly desirable. You'll be a people person who is comfortable working with all ages, personalities and cultures. Each new day can bring new challenges. Hand on heart, you need to say you are capable of providing structure and consistency while being compassionate, open minded and flexible.

In addition, you must have the following:

  • A New Zealand driver's licence
  • A mental health level 4 qualification or above (or equivalent), or experience working in the mental health / AOD addiction sector
  • Effective, appropriate, and engaging communication, both written and verbal, using strength-based language
  • The ability to see potential in people and thrive in a challenging and ever-changing environment
  • Strong professional boundaries

Ko tā mātou mahi - We offer

In addition to being key to the delivery of our service, you'll be doing so in a national organisation with opportunities for you to grow and develop. You will receive a 2-week induction working along-side your colleagues as you find your feet and on-going support after that. You will we working with a supportive manager who provides training and upskilling on a regular basis, you will also have access to training from the Department of Corrections.

Importantly, we advocate for your well-being! With three days of well-being leave on offer, access to free counselling, you can proactively manage your health and well-being.

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