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Youth Support Worker

Job posted: 17/05/2022
Job closes: 31/05/2022

Company/Organisation Name:

Emerge Aotearoa

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About the Company/Organisation

  • Whiria te tangata – Weave the people together. Provide empathy and support to Tangata Whaiora
  • Mauria te pono – Believe in yourself. Be supported by your team.
  • Aroha ki te tangata, ahakoa ko wai te tangata – love people in spite of who they are. Be non judgemental in your role
He kōrero mō mātou | About Us

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

To apply for this role please follow this link – 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. 

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
This role is based at a residential service in Blockhouse Bay. We work with Oranga Tamariki to provide accommodation and support to all rangatahi in need of a placement. Each rangatahi comes with their own story and ambitions. Our team have a common goal - to provide a safe environment where young people can realise their potential, and empower them to make positive decisions for their lives. We want to create a safe and homely environment for tamariki/rangatahi, where they can achieve their goals and live as independently as possible within the community. You and the team ensure whaiora 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, whaiora will achieve their personal recovery goals. Specific duties of the role could include:
  • Encouraging community engagement and activities
  • Participating in daily tasks such as, planning, shopping and cleaning
  • Confident advocating for whaiora at appointments
  • Championing best practice, and early interventions
  • Encourage whaiora to follow their programme
  • Providing medication support
The hours of work are rostered Monday to Sunday and shifts include: 8.00am to 4.30pm, 4.00pm to 12.30am and 12.00am to 8.30am.
He kōrero mōu | About You
You'll be energetic, fun, a great listener and excited to see rangatahi succeed and make positive changes in their lives. You'll have a talent for seeing the potential in people and thrive in a challenging and ever-changing environment. You'll also need:
  • A sound understanding of trauma informed care
  • A full NZ drivers licence
  • Experience working with youth/rangatahi and/or a health-related qualification.
  • Good time management and organisational skills
  • Be culturally responsive and non-judgemental
  • Have strong professional boundaries
  • Have the ability to easily build professional relationships with people
  • Experience with de-escalation from intense situations
Ko tā mātou mahi | We offer
  • No two days will ever be the same, in this challenging, yet rewarding role
  • A supportive Manager, and a team who celebrates success, however little or large they may be
  • Learning, development and training opportunities
  • Fun events and activities with whānau
  • An amazingly supportive team, with a great sense of humour that is willing to share their experience and learning
  • The satisfaction of seeing young people progress and achieve their goals

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