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Support Worker – Nelson

Job posted: 23/06/2022
Job closes: 23/07/2022

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

To apply for this role please follow this link – Support Worker | Fulltime | Nelson – 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
Based in Nelson, we provide a support service for tāngata whaiora (people who access our services) with intellectual disabilities and/or complex mental health diagnosis' and needs. You may have not had previous experience in the sector, but this is a genuine opportunity to give back to your community, to positively influence people, and support tāngata whaiora on their wellness journey. You'll help to support by helping them with their studies, teaching them life skills such as cooking, art, music and cultural programmes and mentor them to make positive life choices. You will be well supported by your colleagues, service manager, health professionals and the wider Emerge Aotearoa whānau This position's salary scale is set by pay equity and dependant on qualification level pays between $22.10 and $27.00 per hour. This service operates 24/7, so there is the need to be able to work a mixture of shifts to cover the 24-hour roster.
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. We don't have many prerequisites, but you will need to have the following:
  • Have a full, clean, valid driver's licence
  • Meet our police vetting requirements
  • Be flexible and able to work a variety of different shifts (mornings, evenings, weekends, and public holidays)
  • Understanding and being comfortable with tikanga Māori and te reo would be advantageous
  • Have an attitude of genuinely wanting to make a positive difference in people's lives
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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