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Emerge Aotearoa
Christchurch, NZ
6d ago
  • 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 housing and connecting whānau with the community.

    You will be focused on guiding tenants through the Ministry of Social Development system, health and education services where required, to enable whānau to reconnect by using your community connections to become involved in the wider community.

    Ideally you will have experience working within the mental health sector and be linked with agencies throughout the Christchurch community to support whānau for the best outcome possible.

    We have two roles available, both working Monday to Friday between 8am and 8pm.

    Role 1 : Permanent fulltime position

    Role 2 : Fixed Term Fulltime position until May 2021 covering parental leave

  • Duties of the role could include;
  • 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;
  • 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
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