Service Manager / Health Professional – Youth Respite Service [Te Whare o Te Kaahu]

  • Company:
    Emerge Aotearoa
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
  • Posted:
    2 days ago
  • Category:
  • Our vision is Tautokohia te mana tangata, Realising potential.
  • Our purpose is whakapakari ngātahi I te whānau kia puāwai te hāpori, to strengthen whānau together, so that communities thrive.
  • Our organisation has people at the heart of all that we do.
  • Emerge Aotearoa is a social services organisations providing a range of services to whānau, including Health and Disability, Youth and Transitional Housing. Our kaimahi all have a common goal – helping people realise their potential with the aim of supporting whānau to live their best life as independently as possible.

    About the Role:

    This 6 month fixed term role is an exciting opportunity to lead a small but passionate team. This is a 4 bed (1 crisis and 3 planned respite) residential service for young people aged between 13 and 18 who have a mental health diagnosis. This important service is delivered in a spacious 4-bedroom home in Hastings and has a newly created sensory modulation room on site as well as an outdoor sensory garden.

    You will liaise with clinical teams [Child and Adolescent Family Services], provide supervision and compile reporting in relation to the service you manage, along with providing on call support to the central region, in addition to this you will be responsible for managing time sheets and be confident in the people leader space.

    We are looking for someone who is passionate about seeing young people achieve their goals, whether that is staff or our clients.

    Resilience, assertiveness and strong professional boundaries are important for this role, along with the ability to create a positive working environment despite daily challenges.

    This is a full time (40 hour per week) between 8.30 – 5pm, however some flexibility will be required.

    You will need:

  • Management experience including managing people within the social services sector
  • Experience in working positively with internal and external stakeholders to achieve service objectives
  • At least two years’ experience working in the mental health sector
  • A relevant level 7 tertiary qualification in business or management is essential
  • A professional registration
  • Experience in developing and implementing strategies that have the outcome of Māori succeeding as Māori.
  • Good communications skills to effectively communication with the people in the community, kaimahi, tangata whaiora and their whānau
  • A Full New Zealand Driving Licence
  • We offer:

  • 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 you’re 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
  • Staff benefits, store discounts, discounted health insurance, use of fleet vehicles, free counselling