Residential Support Worker
Emerge Aotearoa
East Auckland, NZ
1d ago
  • Be a part of a national organisation with much to offer
  • Permanent, full time opportunity (40 hours per week)
  • Located in Whangarei
  • 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.

    The service and the role :

    In this 24 / 7 residential service you will walk alongside tangata whaiora on their mental health journey and make them feel at home.

    You will provide them with support in many areas, including with their recovery, to live as independently as possible, to connect them with their community and whānau, and to set and achieve their goals.

    We are looking for individuals who cope well in challenging environments and bring a positive attitude. You will be excellent with relationship building (both with tangata whaiora and their whānau) and focus on the strengths and interests of the client.

    You will be confident working autonomously and will be resilient as this work can be challenging.

    In this role you will work closely with colleagues, community providers, clinical teams and other external stakeholders to help achieve the best outcomes for tangata whaiora.

    Duties in this role can also include updating records, medication support, maintaining hygiene standards in the service and administration duties

    This is a permanent full-time rostered position for 40 hours per week.

    You will need :

  • Experience working as a Support Worker is essential, preferably in a residential mental health respite setting
  • Ideally have a Level 4 Health and Wellbeing Qualification (or equivalent / above). However if you're willing to commit to working towards a qualification then we can offer some support around this
  • It's essential that you have a Full New Zealand Driver Licence
  • Strong computer skills
  • A positive focus and outlook
  • To be able to demonstrate strong personal and professional boundaries
  • To be resilient, you will face challenges in this role, however you will be trained and supported to deal with any challenges you may face
  • Flexible, you will be required to work on a roster as the service provide support to our clients 24 hours 7 days a week
  • 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 the team and tangata whaiora
  • Great staff benefits, including store discounts, sick leave (10 per year and up to 25 days can be accrued), 2.5 days wellbeing leave, learning grants and sponsorships and much more
  • Culturally diverse, national organisation with so much to offer
  • Great job satisfaction, you'll be helping to improve someone's potential and to reach their goals.
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