Emerge Aotearoa is a social services organisation providing a range of support services throughout Aotearoa, including mental health, addictions, housing, youth and intellectual disability.
At Emerge Aotearoa, we refer to everyone as whanau. Whanau is often translated as 'family', but its meaning is more complex.
It includes physical, emotional and spiritual dimensions and is based on whakapapa. Whanau can be multi-layered, flexible and dynamic just like our communities and the services we provide.
Our service This is a fantastic opportunity to have a direct impact on the lives of people in the community to help them to reconnect and live as independently as possible.
Te Whare Puna Waiora is a Forensic Transition Service where we work alongside People, linking them back into the Community and their goals they want achieve while with us.
Service is based in Titahi Bay Porirua, Our Service has staff 24 / 7 which includes sleepovers. The community support worker role is vital to providing recovery based support for tangata whaiora and family / whanau by visiting them in their home environment and connecting with local community opportunities.
Tangata whaiora may be living independently or within supported environments. With a focus on tangata whaiora strengths, and implementation of best practice interventions and rehabilitation strategies to support whanau to achieve their personal goals you will support tangata whaiora on their journey.
You You'll provide support to whanau living in the community in Porirua and the surrounding area, this is a full-time permanent position.
Whilst there is nothing average about this position, your average day will go from supporting people towards their goals and daily tasks, next on the list might be supporting whanau to an appointment, at the end of the day you'll update whanau in our records system.
In between the important mahi we do, there's hot drinks, daily korero. Sometimes faced with challenging behaviour you'll utilise your calmness and sense of humour to engage and empathise with tangata whaiora and be quick to think on your feet with how to deal with situations when whanau become unwell and are in need of support.
Being able to demonstrate assertiveness, accountability and compassion for people and encourage them to change is really important in this role.
Do you think you've got what it takes? We offer the following : You'll need the following : The mahi we do is not always easy, we know that, whanau have a journey ahead, it's our job to support them and the reward of seeing people 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. If you like the sound of this position and you feel that you have the right skills and attitude, we'd love to hear from you or receive your application.
Applications for this role close Wednesday, 19 February 2020. Support Worker - Residential