Community Support Worker
Emerge Aotearoa
Christchurch, NZ
1d ago
  • Work for a national organisation with values integral to everything that we do
  • Culturally diverse, inclusive, respectful organisations, where we encourage people to be themselves!
  • Multiple positions avaliable
  • Our Organisation

    At Emerge Aotearoa, we offer a range of social services, including housing, health and disability, employment, mental health, addictions, youth, community and residential.

    At Emerge Aotearoa everyone is whānau.

    Whānau is often translated as 'family', but its meaning is more complex. It includes physical, emotional and spiritual dimensions and is based on whakapapa.

    Whānau can be multi-layered, flexible and dynamic just like our communities and the services we provide.

    About The Role

    This role will have you starting in a mental health facility and will eventually transition to a residential placement at our Maddison Road residential facility in Rolleston.

    Our residential service is looking for a passionate, assertive, confident and compassionate Support Worker with experience in working with clients to join a new bespoke service looking after a client with autistic spectrum disorder.

    You will need to be comfortable working in a hospital environment, have experience working with clients with autism and an awareness of sensory issues.

    The work you will undertake in this role can sometimes be challenging and resilience is a must have quality for this role.

    You'll need to have the ability to remain calm, practical and rational when in complex situations or incidents. In return you'll be able make a difference and help our tangata whaiora to realise their potential.

    The hours for this service are done on a rotating roster and include 7am-3pm, 1pm-9pm, 2pm-10pm, 10am-6pm and 3pm to 11pm with a sleepover.

    As part of Emerge Aotearoa kaimahi you will :

  • Contribute to a safe working environment
  • Creating safe, calm and nurturing spaces whānau
  • Support whānau to engage in therapy
  • Teach and support with daily living skills and routines
  • Encourage whānau to engage in meaningful programmes and educational / vocational activities
  • Work towards goals outlined in whānau's goal plan
  • Celebrate the success of people achieving their recovery and wellbeing.
  • Do you have the following?

  • A current Full New Zealand driver's licence
  • The right to work in New Zealand
  • Level 4 in Health & Disability or a qualification that is higher or equivalent to this (or currently working towards)
  • 2 years or more experience in similar role
  • Knowledge and experience of working with people with intellectual disabilities (including autism) or complex mental health diagnosis' and needs who currently require sophisticated support interventions
  • Have a patient and calming approach to intense or difficult situations and / or challenging behaviour
  • We offer :

  • No two days will ever be the same, in this challenging, yet rewarding role
  • Managers, and teams who celebrate success, however little or large they may be
  • Learning, development and training opportunities
  • Fun events and activities with kaimahi and whānau
  • Great staff benefits including free counselling
  • Flexible working
  • Culturally diverse, inclusive, respectful organisation where you can be yourself.
  • We want to create a safe and homely environment for whānau, where they can achieve their goals, realise their potential with the goal of whānau being able to live as independently as possible within the community.

    Please read the position description attached to find out more.

    The role of a Support Worker is not always easy, we know that, but the reward of seeing whānau grow, change, realise their own potential and reach their goals, is a feeling like no other.

    We celebrate success however big or small and we support each other as a team in the challenging times.

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