About us: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 Service:This Pacific lead residential service directly impacts the lives of youth who have been through the court process and are currently on community placement. We help youth to navigate the challenges they face in society (courts, police and personal trauma) and reconnect them with their communities. The main goal in this service is to create a therapeutic environment in the hope of reducing the risk of youth reoffending while also encouraging them to learn, grow and live as independently as possible with Aiga/Whānau. The Role: We are looking for several Youth Support Workers to support the youth in this residential service. We have part-time weekend and casual positions available. This service operates 24/7 and shifts include 7.00am – 3.30pm, 3.00pm – 11.30pm and 11.00pm – 7.30am.This role could suit experienced youth workers as well as students from a related field (e.g. social work, psychology, youth development) who are looking to develop with part-time work.Duties in this role could include:Encouraging engagement in activities – physical and otherwise. Promote fitness and healthy lifestyles and be ready for activities like shooting hoops and playing board games.Participating in daily tasks such as, planning, shopping and cleaningSupporting good decision making for themselves and supporting educational programmes and development. We are looking for:We’re looking for people who would like to give back to their community and are opened minded towards our youth without judging them for their previous behaviour. Cultural responsiveness and the ability to easily build relationships with youth from vulnerable backgrounds, while maintaining professional boundaries, are key skills we are looking for.Ideally you will have the following:Experience working and/or volunteering with youthExperience in mentoring, care and support with Pacific and Maori youth is preferredGood time management and organisational skillsIt is essential that you have a full New Zealand driver licence. What’s in it for you?Supportive managers, and teams who celebrate successLearning, development and training opportunitiesGreat staff benefitsThe opportunity to work in a culturally diverse, inclusive, respectful organisation where you can be yourself.