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Support Worker – Wakeover (Nightshift)

Job posted: 05/01/2023
Job closes: 05/02/2023

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.

Based in Lower Hutt, this six-bed residential co-ed service delivers a mix of crisis and planned respite, and short-term support to Rangatahi.

How to Apply

If you’re interested in joining a team that provides services that are respected and promote the autonomy and self-determination of individuals and whānau, so that people, whanau and communities can flourish then apply online – Youth Support Worker | Wakeover (Nightshift) – Careers at Emerge Aotearoa



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.

This is a part-time permanent role working 20 hours per week between the hours of 10:30pm and 7:00am.

He kōrero mōu - About you

As youth can potentially only be with us for two to three days at a time, 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 people is the most important thing.

Ko tā mātou mahi - We offer:

  • Additional paid leave allowances including, three wellbeing days, five to ten 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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