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Youth Support Worker – Wakeover

Job posted: 16/11/2022
Job closes: 15/12/2022

Company/Organisation Name:

Emerge Aotearoa

Company/Organisation Website:

About the Company/Organisation

  • Our vision is Tautokohia te mana tangata, Realising potential
  • Our purpose is whakapakari ngatahi I te whanau kia puawai te hapori, to strengthen whanau together, so that communities thrive
  • Our organisation offers many development opportunities, with values that define all that we do

Emerge Aotearoa is a social services organisation providing a range of services to whānau, including Health and Disability, Youth and Transitional Housing. Our kaimahi all have a common goal – helping people realise their potential with the aim of supporting whānau to live their best life as independently as possible.

How to Apply

To apply for this role please visit our careers site – Youth Support Worker – Wakeover – Careers at Emerge Aotearoa and register your details – This role will be advertised until filled.

If you are interested in joining an organisation who is passionate about making a positive difference in your community we would love to hear from you. Apply today.

Join the Emerge Aotearoa whānau; we’re inclusive and we celebrate diversity as an organisation.

Realising potential – Tautokohia te mana tangata

Job Description

The service and role

This is a fantastic opportunity to have a direct impact on the lives of rangatahi who are currently on community placement - this means rangatahi who are currently,or have been going through the court process.

In this role you will join a diverse team of residential staff to support 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.

We aim to create healthy habits in order to help youth 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 want to encourage our youth to learn, grow and live as independently as possible with the aim reducing the risk of re-offending. One on one or group activities, you will be maintaining professional boundaries, safety and consistency of practice for youth through honesty, integrity and a commitment to goals.

We have part-time wakeover positions available - hours flexible etween 48 and 64 hours per fortnight on rostered shifts between 11.30am and 7am Monday to Sunday.

What you need:

  • Previous experience working with youth
  • It's essential that you have a full New Zealand driver's licence
  • Good time management and organisational skills
  • Be culturally responsive and non-judgmental
  • See potential in people and thrive in a challenging and ever changing environment
  • Have strong professional boundaries
  • Have the ability to easily build professional relationships with our Rangatahi

What's in it for you?

  • Supportive manager, and teams who celebrate success, however little or large they may be
  • Learning, development and training opportunities
  • Fun events and activities with staff, rangatahi and whānau
  • Great staff benefits including free counselling
  • The opportunity to work in a culturally diverse, inclusive, respectful organisation where you can be yourself

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