Community Connector
Emerge Aotearoa
Central Auckland, NZ
5d ago

About us :

Emerge Aotearoa is a social services organisation providing a range of services to whānau, 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 :

Community Connectors work on site at managed isolation facilities to support seamless integration of those returning to New Zealand.

This is achieved by engagement, assessment and referral to the most appropriate services and assistance, available through a variety of agencies.

Community Connectors support guests through the challenges they face (family, financial, housing, education, relocation and emotional wellbeing), helping facilitate guest access to the services most appropriate to their need while in isolation and post isolation.

This would include a specific function around individual assessment and triage of guest needs while in managed isolation, thereby contributing to the following Ministry of Social Development (MSD) outcomes :

  • Guests get the support they require
  • Guests are resilient and live in inclusive and supportive communities
  • Guests participate positively in society and reach their potential
  • This is a role where you can truly make a positive difference.

    There are two permanent full-time positions available, working between the hours of 8.30am - 5.00pm, Monday to Friday. However, from time to time you may be required to work outside of these hours.

    The role is based in Central Auckland.

    Please note this role will require weekly COVID testing.

    You will have :

  • A National Certificate in Community Support Services Level 4 or equivalent
  • At least 1 year experience working with and building connections with community agencies
  • An understanding and genuine interest in working with the relevant client group
  • Full clean driver licence
  • Strong communication skills - written and verbal
  • Previous experience working in managed isolation facility would be desirable.
  • You will be positive, flexible, vibrant, confident and passionate about working in our service.

    You will enjoy working creatively and autonomously, be a problem solver, quick thinker and enjoy connecting with the community.

    You will need to think on your feet, remain calm under pressure, encourage our clients along their journey and be able to communicate easily with a variety of people.

    What's in it for you?

  • We're serious about professional development - here at Emerge Aotearoa there is so much opportunity to develop, learn and grow, and we have our own team to help people do just that!
  • Join a great team of people who care about supporting and making a difference in the community
  • Expect to be challenged, developed and excited - both personally and professionally
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