Support Worker - Dual Disability
Emerge Aotearoa
Hamilton, NZ
3d ago

Grow your career, be challenged and realise the potential in you and others around you.

  • Part time permanent position (32 hours per week)
  • Work for a national provider of mental health, disability and addiction services
  • Located in Hamilton
  • 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.

    We offer multiple support services across Aotearoa such as, housing, intellectual disability dual disability, health and wellbeing, mental health support for adults and youth in the community or residentially, mental health services for people who have been in the corrections system.

  • The Role;
  • The role involves supporting people with a dual disability at a 24 / 7 residential service based in Hamilton.

    We are looking for individuals with a 'can do' attitude. In order to meet the requirements and demands of this role, you will need to be flexible, have the ability to cope with challenging behaviour with calmness and a good sense of humour.

    You will also have a hands on, engaging approach.

    For Emerge Aotearoa tangata whaiora's input is central to the decision-making process. You'll need to bring your knowledge, experience and evidence-based practice, as you'll be making a strong contribution to the planning and review of individualised support plans.

    You'll be able to identify achievable goals, encourage relationships, community participation and life skills.

    In this role you'll create a safe, nurturing space for people who we support and will focus on daily tasks and the identified goals while walking alongside the person as they work towards those goals.

    Part time, permanent position (32 hours per week)

  • What you need;
  • It's desirable that you'll have a Level 4 Qualification in Health and Disability or Mental and Addictions
  • Good time management and organisational skills
  • Be culturally respectful and non judgemental
  • See potential in people and thrive in a challenging and ever changing environment
  • A full New Zealand Drivers License
  • Have strong professional boundaries
  • Have the ability to easily build professional relationships with our tangata whaiora
  • Be able to use IT systems confidently - we use various databases such as Recordbase to record client information, Myhealth our internal health and safety programme, and Totara our learning management system along with other IT applications such a outlook, word and excel
  • What's in it for you;
  • We're committed to the health, safety and wellbeing of whānau; both kamahi and the people we support
  • Lots of training and opportunities for your development
  • Staff benefits such as discounted health insurance and store discounts, free confidential counselling
  • We're an organisation that lives by its values, Whakawhanaunga, Manaaki, Ako and Whakamana
  • Supportive team, with a supportive manager and supervision when needed
  • Great job satisfaction, you'll be improving someone's quality of life by helping them to realise their potential.
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