Youth Community Support Worker | South Auckland
Emerge Aotearoa
South Auckland, NZ
2d ago
  • 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 role is with our mobile service in Manukau which provides support for children and young people with mental health conditions, connecting them with their communities, and supporting them to achieve their meaningful goals.

    This also involves liaising with family members and clinical teams. You will be required to travel in this role and will have access to a vehicle.

    This is a permanent, full-time position working Monday to Friday between the hours of 8.00am - 6.30pm.

    Who we're looking for :

    We are looking for a person with enthusiasm for working with children and youth with mental health difficulties. Most of all we need someone with heart and resilience to remain understanding, and strengths based in difficult situations and have a belief in the ability for people to change and grow.

    The successful applicant will demonstrate an empathic and solutions focused outlook when managing conflict as well as excellent skills around planning and advancing persons towards achieving goals.

    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 and have a "hands on" engaging attitude.

    You'll need :

    Have a New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (or equivalent / above), however if your passion for working with children and youth with mental health difficulties or Health and Wellbeing is what drives you, and if you are willing to commit to working towards a qualification, we would still love to hear from you as we can offer some support around this

  • Must have a Full New Zealand Driver Licence
  • 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
  • Have strong professional boundaries
  • Have the ability to easily build professional relationships with our tangata whaiora
  • Be able to use IT systems confidently
  • Good communications skills to effectively communication with the people in the community, your manager, tangata whaiora and their whānau
  • We offer :

  • National organisation, with lots of opportunities to grow, with lots of training and development available along with career opportunities
  • An organisation that lives by its values
  • Supportive team, team meetings and supervision to ensure you're keeping well and well informed in the workplace
  • Great job satisfaction, you'll be improving someone's quality of life by helping them to realise their potential
  • Staff benefits, store discounts, discounted health insurance, use of fleet vehicles, free counselling
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