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Support Worker- Youth Site – Rotorua

Job posted: 15/09/2022
Job closes: 15/10/2022

Company/Organisation Name:

Emerge Aotearoa

Company/Organisation Website:

About the Company/Organisation

Emerge Aotearoa is a committed Tangata Tiriti organisation and a national provider of mental health, addiction, disability, offender rehabilitation, well-being and housing services. The core values of the organisation are based on Māori concepts Whakawhanaunga, Manaakitanga, Ako and Whakamana.

At Emerge Aotearoa we are guided by our three Pou; Māori Succeeding as Māori, Lived Experience and Diversity are privileged and Thriving Pacific Peoples. We believe that everyone can live full and rich lives in their communities of choice and we are committed to helping people be the best they can be.

How to Apply

Apply for this role via our website: Support Worker- Youth Site | Rotorua – 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

In this role, you will join youth on their wellbeing journey, providing a safe environment and supporting them with their goals and daily tasks with the focus of empowering and supporting our tangata whaiora to be independent.

We are looking for someone who is positive, flexible, and compassionate to work in our service. You will be a natural problem solver and enjoy connecting with the community in line with their reintegration plan.

Duties of the role are varied and can include championing best practise interventions, participating in daily activities such as shopping and cleaning, and supporting tāngata whaiora to engage, connect, maintain and build relationships with their whanau and community.

This is a full-time role on a 24-hour rotating roster, Monday to Sunday.

He kōrero mōu - About you

You'll use your non-judgemental attitude and belief to encourage clients to change and grow. You'll look to celebrate the success of tangata whaiora while on their recovery and wellbeing journey. You'll have active listening and good communication skills, as well as being positive and encouraging with a good sense of humour.

You'll naturally be a problem solver, quick thinker and enjoy connecting with the community in line with the reintegration plan.

To be successful in this role, the following is needed:

  • Level 4 Health and Wellbeing Certificate (or equivalent/higher)
  • Post qualifying experience working within the Mental Health/AO Sector
  • Resilience and strong personal and professional boundaries
  • A calm and patient approach to challenges you may face
  • Knowledge and experience of working in a residential setting would be beneficial
  • A current full New Zealand driver's licence
  • The right to work in New Zealand

Ko tā mātou mahi - We offer

In addition to creating change for our vulnerable rangitahi, 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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