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.
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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.