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Support Worker – Wake-over

Job posted: 20/09/2022
Job closes: 20/10/2022

Company/Organisation Name:

Emerge Aotearoa

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About the Company/Organisation

Emerge Aotearoa is a social services organisation providing a range of services to whānau, including Health and Disability, Youth and Emergency Housing. Our kaimahi all have a common goal – helping people realise their potential with the aim of supporting people to live their best life as independently as possible.

How to Apply

Apply for this role via our website – Support Worker | Wake-over – 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

As a Youth Support Worker, you'll provide wrap-around support to Rangatahi which could be in a hands-on capacity in a service that has a whanau orientated framework.

You'll support with medication management and helping Rangatahi to be autonomous in themselves. You'll be resilient by nature and as this is a sole charge position, it's vital that you're able to work autonomously.

You'll be part of a supportive team with a manager who cares and wants to see you thrive in your role. An on-call Manager will be available to you for support during rostered hours. You'll need to have a good level of computer skills to record notes and hand-over information.

We have both full-time and part-time opportunities available between the hours of 10:30pm and 7:00am.

He kōrero mōu | About You

You'll need to have the ability to build relationships quickly in a genuine manner and have a passion to see youth succeed. You'll also have an eye for spotting changes to behaviour and be able to respond appropriately to crisis situations. 

You'll contribute to maintaining a safe working environment and create safe, calm, and nurturing spaces for whānau. Communication skills and a strong cultural competency are vital for this role.

It's desirable that you have a Level 4 Health and Wellbeing Certificate (or equivalent/higher), and previous experience working with youth, however; your passion for supporting young people is the most important thing.

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

  • Additional paid leave allowances including, 3 wellbeing days, 5-10 days study leave and long service leave
  • Wellbeing subsidies and access to the use of our other services such as counselling, budgeting, and mental health workshops
  • Opportunity for professional development and growth within a national organisation

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