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Support Workers | Youth residential | West Auckland

Job posted: 07/09/2022
Job closes: 06/10/2022

Company/Organisation Name:

Emerge Aotearoa

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About the Company/Organisation

Poipoia te kakano kia puawai – Nurture the seed and it will blossom

He kōrero mō mātou – About us

Emerge Aotearoa is a social services organisation that provides 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.

Ngā Ratonga – Our services

Our Pacific lead residential service directly impacts the lives of Rangatahi who have been through the court process and are currently on community placement. We help youth to navigate the challenges they face in society (courts, police and personal trauma) and connect them with their communities. The main goal in this service is to create a therapeutic environment in the hope of reducing the risk of youth reoffending while also encouraging them to learn, grow and live as independently as possible with Aiga/Whānau.

How to Apply

Apply for this role via our website: Support Workers – 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.

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

Our youth support workers coach, mentor and teach our Rangatahi essential life skills within this residential service.

Within role you will work closely with the clinical team to ensure Rangatahi are kept safe and are well supported. You will be walking alongside Rangatahi as they learn to live independently, learn new skills, connect with their community, and set and achieve goals.

To be successful in this position you will need a patient, calm approach and be comfortable handling challenging situations and behaviours. You will be resilient, have a recovery focus and be experienced in working with young people and working in a residential service setting. You will also need to be comfortable with considerable administrative and data-based tasks.

We have two full-time vacancies. As this service operates 24/7, works on a week by week rotating roster.

He kōrero mōu - About you

We're looking for people who would like to give back to their community and are opened minded towards our / youth without judging them for their previous behaviour. Cultural responsiveness and the ability to easily build relationships with Pacific and Maori youth from vulnerable backgrounds, while maintaining professional boundaries, are key skills we are looking for.

This role could suit experienced youth workers as well as students from a related field (e.g. social work, psychology, youth development) who are looking to develop within this industry.

Ko tā mātou mahi - We offer

As a Youth worker you will be instrumental in navigating and supporting our rangatahi within our residential service, you will be doing so in a national organisation with opportunities for you to grow and development. You will 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.

Most importantly, you will be supported with your ongoing development and wellbeing with paid study leave and wellness leave days.

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