Peer Support Worker – Crisis Respite

  • Company:
    Emerge Aotearoa
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
  • Posted:
    2 days ago
  • Category:
  • Grow your career, be challenged and realise the potential in you and others around you.
  • Empower & engage others by using your own personal lived experience of mental health distress/ addictions
  • This is a permanent part-time position with the expectation to cover across all shifts, i.e. mornings, afternoons, evenings and nights.
  • Be part of a passionate team Emerge Aotearoa Emerge Aotearoa is a social services organisations 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

    This role is a very exciting and important opportunity to support people in times of crisis through utilising your own lived experience of mental health and/or addictions. This role is based in at Key We Way, which is a 4 bedded Crisis Respite Service in Raumati on the Kapiti Coast. You will be supporting people who have mental distress to move forward with their recovery within a supportive, compassionate, relaxed, peer led service in collaboration with their clinical teams.

    To do this you need to have lived experience, be adaptable and able to perform under pressure. Hours of work: 32 hours per week working on a 4 week rolling roster. 24/7 service – shifts are 7-3:30pm, 12-8pm, 2:30-11pm and 10:45pm-7:15am.

    Duties of the role include

  • Supporting tangata whaiora to move forward on their journey to recovery and with activities of daily living
  • Utilising your own lived experience to connect with/ support people
  • Liaising with clinical teams and other organisations
  • General administration duties including note writing and household tasks such as cooking.
  • Who we are looking for

    Someone who would fit well within this team would be a person who is energetic, resilient, vibrant, confident and a great team player. You’ll be a natural when it comes to being able to connect with tangata whaiora and support them to move forward on their journey to recovery. You will ideally have experience in working within mental health, but if you don’t, we’d still consider applications from people with other support work and/ or lived experience of mental distress and/ or addiction.

    What you need

  • For our team its vital that you have lived through your own experiences of mental distress and/or addiction
  • Bring your own knowledge and experience of drug and alcohol addiction or mental health distress, tell us about your journey in your cover letter
  • 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
  • A full New Zealand Drivers licence
  • Have strong professional boundaries
  • Will be confident working autonomously
  • Have the ability to easily build professional relationships with our tangata whaiora
  • Be familiar with using databases and recording information
  • What’s in it for you ;

  • We’re committed to the health, safety and wellbeing of whānau; both kamahi and the people we support
  • Lots of training and opportunities for your development
  • We’re an organisation that lives by its values, Whakawhanaunga, Manaaki, Ako and Whakamana
  • Be in a role where you can make a difference and no two days will ever be the same
  • Managers, and teams who celebrate success, however little or large they may be
  • Fun events and activities with kaimahi and whānau
  • Diverse, inclusive, respectful organisation where you can bring your whole self to work and be proud.