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Youth Support Worker

Job posted: 06/03/2023
Job closes: 28/03/2023

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 mahi, we are committed to helping whānau be the best they can be.

Te Whare Whai Oranga is a community-based Youth Residential Service in Christchurch. The service is vital to providing therapeutic support for teenagers, working closely with our clinical partners and alongside whānau, Oranga Tamariki, and police youth aid.

How to Apply

Apply for this role via our careers site – Part Time – Youth Support Worker – 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

You will be engaging with rangatahi to participate in their new home environment as they learn to adapt and practice new ways of coping and communicating safely. A large focus of the role is connecting them with local community opportunities and ultimately empowering them to a life of independence.

In this role, you will be providing support to Tāne (males) who are currently in community placement. You will join a diverse team of residential staff to support male rangatahi to engage and reconnect with their local community and cultural groups. You will walk alongside young people to overcome challenges they face in society, through the courts, police, and their own personal trauma.

As a support team, we aim to create healthy habits to help rangatahi go on to achieve great things in the community as they journey into adulthood, becoming more aware of who they are. We prioritise empathy and understanding and provide support in self-care, awareness, and advocacy.

We are looking for two part-time staff members to work Monday to Sunday on a 24/7 roster..

He kōrero mōu - About you

You'll be considered energetic, fun, a great listener and excited to see young people succeed and make positive changes in their life. You and the team will work together to ensure rangatahi feel cared for, proud, heard, and strong. Being a consistent support through the good times and the tough days, we steer the waka together, restore mana and safety. Focusing on strengths using proven strategies, rangatahi will achieve their personal recovery goals.

Your days will be spent encouraging community engagement and physical activity. You'll engage in activities by jumping on a mountain bike, discussing anime characters, playing video games, or grabbing a fishing rod. You'll participate in daily tasks such as, planning, shopping, and cleaning and champion for tangata rangatahi at appointments.

To be successful in this role, its preferable that you have the following:

  • Experience in working with young men, with challenging behaviour
  • Resilience, with strong personal and professional boundaries
  • A decisive and confident approach to many challenges you will face
  • Ability to engage with diverse peoples from differing cultural backgrounds including Māori and Pasifika

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 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.

Amd 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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