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Support Worker – Palmerston North | Part-time

Job posted: 07/03/2023
Job closes: 07/04/2023

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 can live 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.

Ngā Ratonga | Our services:

Within this service you’ll supporting a new five-bed, residential service for high and complex needs clients. We offer a vocation, not just a job. Our team is diverse, but what unites us is the passion to make a difference for our clients, their Whānau and the community.

Gifted with the name Te Uruuru Tangata – A place to rebuild. Our service name represents ‘A place to rebuild’ using the analogy of the Kahikatea Grove where the roots of the trees intertwine so do the journeys of the people we work with.In our service the development of growth wellness & health is fostered in the duality of the Taha Wāhine and Taha Tāne synergies again reflected by the growth of the Kahikatea Grove.

How to Apply

Apply for this role via our careers site – Support Worker | Palmerston North | Full-time – 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.

Job Description

He kōrero mō te tūranga | The Role

We are looking for Support Worker to be engaged in our community residential service supporting clients who require intensive, high needs support. You will provide a safe environment, supporting Tangata Whaiora with their goals, daily tasks, and ultimately independent living.

These roles involve direct support but also the opportunity to be involved in service development and best practice ideas for this innovative service and we welcome applicants who have a passion to see others succeed while you also work on your own development.

You will be well supported by your colleagues, service manager, health professionals and the wider emerge Whānau. 

This role is for a full-time position to work 40 hours on rostered shifts Monday - Sunday.

He kōrero mōu | About You

We are looking for someone who is positive, flexible, vibrant, confident and compassionate to work in our service. You'll naturally be a problem solver, quick thinker and enjoy connecting with the community in line with the reintegration plan. You'll use your non-judgmental attitude and belief to encourage clients to change and grow.

A Level 4 in Health & Disability (or higher) qualification is desirable, however; if you're passionate about our organisation and you're willing to work towards a qualification we'll support you as much as we can. You'll require knowledge of working with people with complex mental health diagnosis' and needs who currently require sophisticated support interventions.

Experience of one-to-one support within the community would be preferred but not essential.

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, with extensive in-house training and 10 days paid study leave on offer.

Importantly, we advocate for your wellbeing! With three days of wellbeing leave, flexible working arrangements and access to free counselling, so you can proactively manage your health and wellbeing.

AND finally working with us will give you access to a range of discounts such as new furniture, gym membership and car rental to mention a few.

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