Peer Workshop Facilitator
Emerge Aotearoa
Porirua, NZ
1d ago

Peer Workshop Facilitator

  • Our vision is Tautokohia te mana tangata, Realising potential.
  • Our purpose is whakapakari ngātahi I te whānau kia puāwai te hāpori, to strengthen whānau together, so that communities thrive.
  • Our organisation has people at the heart of all that we do.
  • Emerge Aotearoa is a social services organisation providing a range of services to whānau, including Health and Disability, Youth and Transitional Housing.

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

    About the role :

    This peer-led role facilitates mental health & addictions wellbeing workshops and mentoring opportunities for the peer community.

    These are designed to develop skills and abilities, enabling people facing mental health challenges to lead their own recovery journey.

    We are committed to fully representing the voice of those who use our services and ensuring that those who have lived with their own mental health and addiction challenges can enjoy the evidenced benefits to recovery that employment provides.

    You will use your non-judgemental attitude and belief to peer support clients towards recovery.

    This is a permanent, part-time position working 20 hours per week.

    Duties of the role include :

  • Working with fellow peer facilitators to deliver recovery focused workshops in the community. Workshops are delivered throughout the Wellington and Kapiti Coast region.
  • Developing new workshop series and content.
  • Providing one to one peer support to workshop participants.
  • Developing innovative marketing approaches and presenting to clinical teams and other organisations.
  • Liaising with other organisations.
  • IT administration duties.
  • The person we are looking for will;
  • It is preferable to have a Certificate in Peer Support (Mental Health) (Level 4), Intentional Peer Support training (IPS), or a Certificate in Health & Wellbeing
  • Excellent IT skills including being proficient with Microsoft Work and Powerpoint
  • Have active listening and good communication skills
  • Have personal lived experience of mental distress and recovery
  • Be positive and encouraging with a good sense of humour
  • Enjoy working with and supporting people
  • Be mature, kind, patient and respectful
  • Be able to role model how one can move forward in a journey to wellbeing
  • Be a critical reflective thinker
  • Proven ability to work effectively with peers from differing cultures, especially Maori and Pasifika
  • Have the desire to focus on people's strengths
  • Have a genuine passion to make a positive difference
  • Why work with us?

  • Staff benefits such as discounted health insurance, store discounts, free flu jabs, 2.5 days wellbeing leave, counselling services and much more!
  • We're committed to the health, safety and wellbeing of whānau both kamahi and the people we support
  • Many training and development opportunities for your development
  • We're an organisation that lives by its values; Whakawhanaunga, Manaaki, Ako and Whakamana
  • Supportive teams and support managers and supervision where it's needed
  • Great job satisfaction, you'll be improving someone's quality of life by helping them to realise their potential.
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