Support Worker
Emerge Aotearoa
Gisborne, NZ
2d ago

Grow your career, be challenged and realise the potential in you and others around you.

  • Career development and training opportunities
  • Located in Gisborne
  • 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 Role;
  • Based in Gisborne, you will be providing support to clients living in the community who are having trouble with their mental health or addiction.

    We provide support to make positive changes in our clients' lives, by helping them identify their strengths, desires and to help set goals and plan the necessary steps to achieve them.

    You will be confident in carrying out daily recovery activities focusing on client strengths, be able to implement best practice interventions and rehabilitation strategies to support our service users to meet their goals.

    You will use your non-judgemental attitude and belief to encourage clients to improve their life skills, communication and community participation in order to enhance their recovery.

    You will have the ability to work as part of a team, as well as being able to work autonomously. Strong professional boundaries are a must have.

  • Duties of the role could include;
  • Encouraging physical activity by walks in the community
  • Participating in daily activities such as shopping and cleaning
  • Confident advocating for whaiora at appointments
  • Championing best practice interventions
  • Encourage whaiora to follow their wellbeing plan
  • Y ou will have :

  • Must have a Mental Health Level 4 qualification or above (or equivalent), or experience working in the mental health / AOD addiction sector
  • Show compassion and can provide examples of working for whanau with mental health challenges - be whanau / client centred
  • Have effective and appropriate engaging communication, both written and verbal, using strength based language
  • Must have a Full New Zealand Drivers Licence
  • Embrace diversity and differences
  • 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
  • The right to work in New Zealand
  • What do we offer?

  • We're committed to the health, safety and wellbeing of staff and tangata whaiora
  • 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 your 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
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