Support Worker – Casual Opportunties

  • 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 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 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:

    Our service in Whakatane support whānau within the community. The aim of the service is for whānau to learn living skills and also to help them to connect with the community and live their best life whilst realising their potential.

    You will walk alongside people on their wellbeing journey, providing a safe environment and supporting them with their goals and daily tasks.

    The focus of this role is to empower and support our client to be independent, to maintain their wellness and achieve their goals as we walk alongside them and assist in any way possible.

    We are looking for someone who is positive, friendly, and compassionate to work in our service. You’ll be a natural problem solver and enjoy connecting with the community,

    These are casual positions, which means no guaranteed hours but you choose from the shifts available.

    Duties of the role could include;

  • Encouraging community engagement and physical activity
  • Participating in daily tasks such as, planning, shopping and cleaning
  • Confident advocating for whaiora at appointments
  • Championing best practice, and early interventions
  • Encourage whaiora to follow their programme
  • Supporting daily activities
  • What you need:

  • Ideally have a Health and Wellbeing Qualification (or similar), however if you’re willing to commit to working towards a qualification then we would love to hear from you as we can offer some support around this.
  • A Full New Zealand Driving Licence
  • a ‘can-do’ attitude and be able to demonstrate strong personal and professional boundaries
  • Flexibility in the hours you can work, you will occasionally be required to work on outside of your normal hours, this will be with notice and this is in place to support the needs of the people within the communities
  • Experience of one to one support within the community would be preferred but not essential
  • Good communications skills to effectively communication with the people in the community, your manager, team and all stakeholders
  • What’s in it for you?

  • 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