Pacific Peer Support Specialist
Emerge Aotearoa
South Auckland, NZ
17h ago
  • Grow your career, be challenged and realise the potential in you and others around you.
  • Permanent opportunity
  • Work for a national provider of mental health, disability and addiction services
  • Work in our Pacific Support Service based at Whariki Tangata Whaiora and Family / Whanau service in Papatoetoe, South Auckland
  • About us :

    He aha te mea nui o te ao? He tangata! He tangata! He tangata!What is the most important thing in the world? It is people! It is people! It is people!

    If you haven't already guessed it, here at Emerge Aotearoa we're all about people! We're culturally connected and hold our values close to our hearts.

    About the role :

    Providing support within our Pacific Peer Support Service in South Auckland - You'll join clients on their recovery journey, providing a safe environment for our clients.

    Developing and delivering a variety of recovery based programs in a 1 to 1 and group setting.

    Joining our multi disciplined team, you'll be working in a positive environment. You'll be working Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5pm.

    Using your lived experience, you will provide support to people to regain hope and wellbeing and support them on their journey to independence.

    Who we're looking for :

    We are looking for someone who is positive, flexible, vibrant, confident and compassionate to work in our service.

    You'll naturally be a problem solver, quick thinker and enjoy connecting with the community. You'll use your non judgemental attitude and belief to encourage clients to change and grow.

    What you need :

  • Completed CMDHB approved Peer Employment Training (PET)
  • Completed a personal WRAP plan
  • It's essential that you have a full New Zealand driving licence
  • Strong computer skills, a 'can-do' attitude and be able to demonstrate strong personal and professional boundaries
  • Knowledge of Pacific models of care
  • At least two years skills, knowledge and experience supporting mental health clients from Pacific cultures
  • Demonstrated commitment to the Treaty of Waitangi and culturally safe practice.
  • 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
  • You'll be rewarded by helping people to reach their goals - in return we'll also help you to reach your
  • Expect to be challenged, developed and excited, both personally and professionally
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