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Whānau Navigator

Job posted: 23/01/2023
Job closes: 23/02/2023

Company/Organisation Name:

Emerge Aotearoa

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About the Company/Organisation

Emerge Aotearoa Limited delivers mental health, addiction, disability support, peer, employment, offender rehabilitation and housing services throughout New Zealand. Our wide range of recovery and rehabilitation services are designed to empower people and support them to reach their full potential. We work towards positive, long term outcomes for everyone we support and help communities thrive as a result.  

Based in Porirua, you’ll support families in the wider Wellington area. You’ll be part of a supportive team with a manager who cares and wants to see you thrive in your role. 

How to Apply

Apply for this role via our careers site – Navigator – 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.

Realising potential – Tautokohia te mana tangata

You must have the right to live and work in Aotearoa to be considered for this role.

Job Description

He kōrero mō te tūranga | The Role

You'll provide wrap-around support to Whānau in a hands-on capacity that sees you out in the community supporting people in real time to engage or re-engage them with their community and natural supports.

The key focus of this role will have you giving whānau the tools and the confidence to support themselves - it's all about supporting them through a process not doing it for them.

A typical day will see you meeting with whānau in their homes (or in a place that makes them feel comfortable) to conduct assessments, identify areas for referrals, and help set goals that will make a real difference to their lives such as housing, financial, education, or health etc.

You'll coordinate with individuals, families, whānau and significant others, as well as external and internal services to provide wrap-around support, help them to achieve their goals, and provide support and advocacy during meetings. Most Importantly, you'll work to identify previous barriers that have prevented them accessing support in the past and help them to create systems to prevent this from happening again.

Due to the increase of need for our services, we are looking for 3 x full time permanent staff members to work between the hours of 8am - 8pm, Monday - Friday.

 He kōrero mōu | About You

We're looking for people with amazing communication skills, the ability to build rapport, and a want to see the potential in people no matter their circumstances.

You'll hold a case load of Tangata Whaiora for you to support through-out their well-being journey - because of this it's vital that you're able to work autonomously, have great time-management skills, and be comfortable sometimes working under pressure.

The people we support come from an array of backgrounds and circumstances so, you'll need to be empathetic, culturally responsive, and non-judgmental. Resilience and the ability to maintain strong personal and professional boundaries is a must for this role.

It's desirable that you'll have a level 4 or 5 qualification in Mental Health and Addiction or Social Services, however; if you have some experience supporting those who are vulnerable in our communities, then we'd still love to hear from you.

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.

Importantly, we advocate for your well-being! With three days of well-being leave on offer, you can proactively manage your health and well-being.

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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