Support Worker – Youth

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 offers many development opportunities, with values that define all that we do.

Whānau is often translated as ‘family’, but its meaning is more complex. It includes physical, emotional and spiritual dimensions and is based on whakapapa. Whānau can be multi-layered, flexible and dynamic just like our communities. Emerge Aotearoa offers a range of service supporting whānau to live their best life.

We some exciting roles for a new service supporting Rangatahi who are currently on remand to engage in an education programme and reconnect with their local community, Iwi and Whanau.

The role:
•Support rangatahi with life skills
•Be Challenged – In this role you’ll experience challenges, a calm and patient approach is essential.
•Support Rangatahi to engage, connect, maintain and build relationships with their whanau and community
•Ensure key documentation and handovers are accurately recorded
•This is a permanent 40 hours per week role that is rostered shifts Monday – Sunday 24/7.

The Service:

This service aims to provide safe, nurturing and stable care in a whanau like environment for rangatahi remanded by the Youth Court. Services will be provided for young people to develop their cultural identity and their connections to Maori, Pacific and other cultural groups including their social, cultural and spiritual values.

Rangatahi will reside in this 5-bedroom property and the shifts will be rostered 24/7. – Could you see yourself in this position?

We want to create a diverse team, who excel in the following areas:
•Knowledge and experience of working youth
•Have a patient and calming approach
•De-escalation from intense situations
•Knowledge and experience of a residential services setting
•Creating safe, calm and nurturing spaces.

We want to create a safe and homely environment for Rangatahi, where they can achieve their goals and live as independently as possible within the community.

Whilst there is nothing average about a this position, your average day will go from handover with the team, to supporting rangitahi – appointments, programmes, teaching life skills and educating rangitahi.

Implementation of interventions and supporting with strategies for the needs rangitahi of which have been assessed by the clinical team, is integral to your role.

We offer:

•No two days will ever be the same, in this challenging, yet rewarding role
•A supportive Manager, and a team who celebrates success, however little or large they may be
•Learning, development and training opportunities
•Fun events and activities with the team and tangata whaiora
•Great staff benefits, including store discounts, sick leave (10 per year and up to 25 days can be accrued), 2.5 days wellbeing leave, learning grants and sponsorships and much more
•Culturally diverse, national organisation with so much to offer
•Great job satisfaction, you’ll be helping to improve someone’s potential and to reach their goals.

You’ll need:

•Experience in working with youth, ideally working with Maori and Pasifika youth
•Good time management and organisational skills
•Be culturally responsive and non-judgemental
•See potential in people and thrive in a challenging and ever changing environment
•Have strong professional boundaries
•Have the ability to easily build professional relationships with our rangatahi

Please read the position description attached to find out more.

Please read the position description attached to find out more.

The role of a Youth Support Worker is not always easy, we know that, but the reward of seeing whānau grow, change, realise their own potential and reach their goals, is a feeling like no other.

We celebrate success however big or small and we support each other as a team in the challenging times.

If you like the sound of this position and you feel that you have the right skills and attitude, we’d love to hear from you or receive your application.

Please apply today, by clicking on the the link below.

Applications for this role close Sunday 22 September 2019.