Youth Support Worker
Emerge Aotearoa
Central Auckland, NZ
6d ago
  • 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
  • Emerge Aotearoa is a social services organisation providing a range of services to Tangata Whaiora, including Health and Disability, Youth and Emergency Housing.

    Our kaimahi all have a common goal - helping people realise their potential with the aim of supporting people to live their best life as independently as possible.

    About 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 young women in need of a placement.

    Each young woman 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 / rangathai, where they can achieve their goals and live as independently as possible within the community.

    You'll be energetic, fun, a great listener and excited to see young women succeed and make positive changes in their lives.

    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.

    The hours of work are rostered Monday - Sunday shifts : 8.00am - 4.30pm, 4.00pm - 12.30am and 12.00am - 8.30am.

  • 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
  • You'll need :

  • A sound understanding of trauma informed care
  • Experience working with youth / young women, and / or a health related qualification.
  • Good time management and organisational skills
  • Be culturally responsive and non-judgemental
  • 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 people
  • Experience with de-escalation from intense situations
  • What 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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