Our vision is Tautokohia te mana tangata, Realising potential
Our purpose is whakapakari ngatahi I te whanau kia puawai te hapori, to strengthen whanau together, so that communities thrive
Our Organisation offers many development opportunities, with values that define all that we do
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.
About the role
Providing support from within our Emergency Housing service, this role is focused on providing practical support to people to retain their tenancies and work through any issues that may be impacting the tenancy.
This may include accessing health and education services, improving the relationship with the landlord, supporting whānau to reconnect with their wider community and ultimately sustain their tenancy.
Ideally you will have experience working within the mental health or housing sector and be linked with agencies throughout the Christchurch community to support whānau for the best outcome possible.
This is a permanent fulltime position, working Monday to Friday between 8am and 8pm.
Duties of the role could include;
Develop a whānau-led goal plan and that it is about the client developing the skills required to sustain the tenancy.
Work closely with tenancy managers and landlords to identify solutions and offer support to ensure client is able to keep their tenancies
Coordinating with your colleagues in tandem to support whānau through their journey
Supporting whānau with their goals and daily tasks
Liaising and researching other appropriate organisations in the Christchurch community
Conducting and writing assessments and support letters
Responding to urgent matters and ensuring safety concerns are addressed
Providing support at meetings
What you need;
Knowledge of the Residential Tenancies Act, especially an understanding of issues that can lead to a breach or put a housing tenancy at risk
It's desirable that you'll have a level 4 or 5 qualification in Mental Health and Addiction or Social Services
Be culturally responsive and non-judgemental
See potential in people and thrive in a challenging and ever changing environment
Have the ability to easily build professional relationships with people
Full NZ drivers licence
Resilience, with strong personal and professional boundaries
A decisive and confident approach to many challenges you will face
In return we offer :
An organisation that lives by its values
Employment in a national organisation with multiple service streams offering opportunities to professionally grow
A dynamic and caring team, team meetings and supervision to ensure you are keeping well and properly supported in the workplace
Opportunity for great job satisfaction, you will 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