Careers

Want to work for an NGO at the forefront of mental health and addiction services? Well look no further! Check out our current vacancies below.

  • Registered Nurses x 2- Casuals – Silverdale, Auckland
  • Community Support Worker (s) x 3 –  Perm, Full-time-Rodney and Northshore, Auckland
  • Registered Nurse X 1 Perm, Full-time- Hamilton
  • Registered Health Professional x 1 – Perm, Full time, Hamilton
  • Community Participation – Programme Facilitator x1- Perm, Full time, Auckland
  • Peer Support Worker x 1- Perm, Full time, Rodney, Norhshore, Waitakere area

Please download the Application Form here.

Registered Nurse x 2

2 x Casual Positions (12 Hour Shifts from 9am-9pm; 7 days a week)

 For Registered Nurses – Short Stay Acute Alternative

Positions based in Silverdale

Salary Based on Strategic Pay Band Rates

 

We have 2 fantastic Casual opportunities for Registered Nurses to join our interdisciplinary team at Piri Pono and use your sound background in clinical mental healthcare to make a positive difference to the lives of New Zealanders!

 WHO WE ARE:

As a respected not-for-profit, Ember – Korowai Takitini, believes in providing innovative, person-centred solutions for people experiencing mental distress, people with addiction issues and people with intellectual disabilities. Our mental health, alcohol and other drug and intellectual disability support services work throughout New Zealand’s north island.

Our interdisciplinary Piri Pono Team is a pioneering peer-led residential service that requires Registered Nurses to walk alongside guests during their stay at our stunning Silverdale location.

There is a mix of peer-led, mainstream, dual diagnosis and collaborative services, including residential and respite facilities, mobile community teams, assisted employment agencies and a vibrant social enterprise. Innovation and flexibility are balanced with practical processes and sound management.

WHAT YOU’LL DO:

  • Take responsibility for ensuring all nursing practice and conduct meets ethical and compliance (including legislative) requirements.
  • Embracing alternative and non-clinical mental health treatment options.
  • Work alongside Peer Support Workers who practice within the Intentional Peer Support model.
  • Collaborate strongly with guests, their whanau, non-clinical colleagues and WDHB staff.
  • Deliver truly negotiated and effective partnership nursing.

WHO YOU ARE:

  • Qualified and experienced Registered Nurse, preferably within Mental Health Sector and/or Residential.
  • Knowledge of mental health rehabilitation approaches or recovery-focused.
  • A team player with a proactive, positive approach and strong team ethic.
  • Ability to manage highly sensitive matters whilst maintaining confidentiality and objectivity.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to effectively build and maintain credibility and relationships.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills and the ability to relate, adapt to and engage a wide spectrum of people with diverse backgrounds, ages, and cultures.
  • Eligibility to work in New Zealand.
  • A full Driver’s License and a Current Annual Practicing Certificate.

                          WHAT WE OFFER:

  • In return we will offer you meaningful work, the freedom and flexibility to maintain a work-life balance and great workplace and people to work with.
  • Varied training opportunities for personal and professional growth.
  • Potential opportunities for internal transfers, secondments and to quickly increase your responsibilities.
  • A comprehensive wellbeing programme that includes flu vaccinations, health checks and access to an Employee Assistance Programme (EAP).

Want to ignite possibilities and work for an NGO at the forefront of mental health and addiction services? Then APPLY now– click on the APPLY BUTTON or email your Cover Letter and CV to: recruitment@ember.org.nz before 12pm on Monday 28th June 2021

For more Information about the job, please download the Job Description or contact Ember HR on 09 523 2790.

Community Support Worker (s) 

Permanent, Full-time position available

The position will predominately operate out of the North Shore and Rodney areas.

 Primarily Monday to Friday, but the position may require weekend work.

Salary: $20.50ph – $25.50ph (depending on qualification)

Increased to $21.50-$27.00 per hour from 1 July 2021

This role falls under Pay Equity Settlement for Mental Health Support Workers.

 

Client Support Work at its most rewarding – Manageable caseload, no wasted travel, great teamwork with truly pioneering programs.

We have a position available in our Community Support team. This team is supportive and rich in diversity and we welcome new people into the team with open arms.

Our focus is to provide guidance and support at the level necessary for the individual to have a safe and satisfying life. Services and supports are tailored to the individual and their whanau’s needs as well as responsive to the individual’s changing aspirations, capacity/capability, goals and mental health challenges over time.

Effective communication is vital for this role as you will be working alongside clinical teams and other community agencies to ensure a wraparound service to the people we support.

Essential Criteria:

  • National Certificate or Diploma in Mental Health Support or a relevant qualification equivalent thereof.
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills, as these qualities are key to this role.
  • Experience to know when and how to engage with Whanau.
  • Experience, instinct and decency to be appropriately culturally sensitive.
  • Experience/understanding of a client-centered, recovery-focused approach.
  • Excellent communication (written and verbal), networking and administrative skills, including data entry and case management experience.
  • A full New Zealand driver’s license.

The role of Support Worker, we believe, is the key ingredient for successful client outcomes.  Consequently, we provide ample and on-going tools and encouragement to develop, grow and flourish in the role, striving to ensure an environment of learning, teamwork and enjoyment.

For more information about this job, please contact Team Manager: Janice Stirling, on 021 216 4257

Closing Date: Sunday 20th June 2021 at 4:00pm

A Job Description can be downloaded from the Ember website: here.

To apply for this position, please submit all of the following documents:

  1. Download, complete and submit an Application Form from here.
  2. Prepare and submit an up-to-date CV.
  3. Submit a Cover Letter, answering the following questions:
  • Why are you interested in this position?
  • What skills, competencies, knowledge and experience can you bring to this role?

4.Email all of the above to recruitment@ember.org.nz

 

 

 

 

Registered Nurse/Agent of Change – Kaimahi Hau Ora Whakarerekētia

Hamilton Based High and Complex Needs Residential Rehabilitation

Permanent, Full-time (40 hours per week), rostered shifts

This residential service operates 24 hours, 7 days a week, Waikato District

 

E ngā mana, e ngā reo, Rangatira ma, tenei te panui ake I tenei Turanga, kua tu wātea mai hei kaimahi mo Ember Korowai Takitini.

“Ehara taku toa, I te toa takitahi engari I toa takitini” ‘My strength is not that of a single warrior but that of many.’

Sick of thinking back to when you were going to change the world?

Tired of spending more time on bureaucracy than creative ways of helping people?

Experienced nurse looking for a chance to do real therapeutic work or newly graduated and wanting to figure out how to make the most impact?

Looking for a place where you can actually apply your nursing training, specialty skills and whatever it is that makes you amazing?

WHO WE ARE:

Ko pai tēnēi mahi? Nau mai piki mai, haere mai! If the answer is yes, then this might be the job for you! 

Ember (https://ember.org.nz/) is an amazing organisation helping those in need to dream bigger and bulldoze the obstacles that stand in the way of them and their best life. We do this by thinking outside of the box, adopting the whole is better than the sum of its parts approach and by making sure we always live up to our principles and values.

We have 38 unique services spanning from Kaitaia to Taupo where we help people with mental distress, addictions and/or intellectual disability discover their path in life and to develop whatever skills and supports they need to travel it.

The most important part of this recipe are our staff. So, we make sure to take care of them with supervision, training and supportive management to make sure they become the best practitioners they can.

WHO YOU ARE:

Ko ngā pukenga kia eke ai koe i tēnei tūranga. In addition to the paper qualification we’re looking for those with:

  • Kia Kotahitanga tatou – he tangata, he tangata, he tangata.  Client-centered, recovery-focused approach. You must unwaveringly believe in people’s ability to progress no matter the obstacles.
  • Koinga te mahi whānau, hapu, Iwi i nga wā katoa – A zest for working with whānau, other agencies and people from all different cultures.
  • He pukenga ōhou ki te whakahonohono tāngata me te whakawhitiwhiti korero rerekē.  Balance between having the ability to make common sense decisions whilst also being able to think unconventionally and try new things.
  • He ngakau harikoa me āronga hātekēhi. A great sense of humor and likes to be in a quirky environment.
  • Kahahihiri tōu mahi ora, mahi pai. Dynamic, loves change, brings ideas, energy to drive positive changes within the sector.
  • Me taunakitanga.  A full Driver’s License and a Current Annual Practicing Certificate
  • He tino pai koe e mahi ana Roro hiko.  Know your way around a computer and preferably Microsoft programmes
  • Mātauranga hau ora Hinengaro, kaupapa Māori me nga tauira hohou rongo. Knowledge of mental health rehabilitation approaches (e.g. cognitive remediation, psychosocial rehabilitation), experience working with co-occurring addictions and/or cognitive difficulties and knowledge of Māori health approaches would be greatly welcomed.
  • Kanui te whākamana a Tangata Motuhake me Tangata Hiwaora. Lived experience of recovery would also be seen as a huge strength.

WHAT WE OFFER:

  • In return we will offer you meaningful work, the freedom and flexibility to maintain a work-life balance and great workplace and people to work with.
  • Varied training opportunities for personal and professional growth.
  • Potential opportunities for internal transfers, secondments and to quickly increase your responsibilities.
  • A comprehensive wellbeing programme that includes flu vaccinations, health checks and access to an Employee Assistance Programme (EAP).

 

Want to ignite possibilities and work for an NGO at the forefront of mental health and addiction services? Then APPLY now–email your Cover Letter and CV to: recruitment@ember.org.nz before 12pm on Monday 28th June 2021.

 

For more Information about the job, please download the Job Description: here.or contact Ember HR on 09 523 2790.

 

 

 

Peer Support Worker

Permanent, Full-Time Positions (40hours per week) rostered shifts

Based at Apollo Dr hub, Rosedale.

Pay Rate: $20.50ph – $25.50ph

Increase to $21.50ph – $27.00ph from 1st July 2021

(This role falls under Pay Equity Settlement for Mental Health Support Workers. Pay rate depends on qualification)

 

We are look for a Peer Support Worker to join our Reach Out Peer Support Service based in the Rodney Northshore Waitakere area. If you are looking for an exciting role where you can make a different using your own lived experience of mental distress and recovery, this might be the job for you!

WHO WE ARE:

As a respected not-for-profit, Ember – Korowai Takitini (https://ember.org.nz/), provides mental health, alcohol and other drug and intellectual disability support services throughout New Zealand’s north island.

Reach Out is a mobile service supporting people in their recovery from mental health issues.

We work in partnership with those accessing the service to explore ways that will facilitate individual recovery.

WHAT YOU’LL DO:

As a Peer Support Worker you will build rapport and trust with those you will work with, to get the chance to collaboratively build a plan.

Role models a solid recovery demonstrating  resilience, continuity and consistency.

Able to build strong relationships, and source resources in the local community

It’s about building relationships where new information and knowledge can emerge and where each person can start moving towards the life they choose.

WHO YOU ARE:

  • Own personal experiences with mental health trauma and recovery
  • Peer Employment Training (PET)
  • Proficient computer skills in MS Word and Outlook
  • Ability to effectively build and maintain relationships
  • Communicates well with people of diverse backgrounds and ages
  • Recovery Focused
  • Eligibility to work in New Zealand
  • Current full New Zealand driver’s license
  • Certificate of Health and Wellbeing or equivalent or working towards
  • Cultural competency

WHAT WE OFFER:

  • An allocated vehicle, mobile phone and laptop for work purposes.
  • In return we will offer you meaningful work, the freedom and flexibility to maintain a work-life balance and great workplace and people to work with.
  • Varied training opportunities for personal and professional growth.
  • Potential opportunities for internal transfers, secondments and to quickly increase your responsibilities.
  • A comprehensive wellbeing programme that includes flu vaccinations, health checks and access to an Employee Assistance Programme (EAP).

 

Want to ignite possibilities and work for an NGO at the forefront of mental health and addiction services? Then APPLY now– email your Cover Letter and CV to: recruitment@ember.org.nz before 12pm on Wednesday 30th June 2021

For more information about the job, please download the Job Description: here.or contact Ember HR on 09 523 2790.

 

 

 

 

 

Community Participation – Programme Facilitator

Permanent, Full time (40 hours per week) position available.

Personal Focus Service – Auckland Region Based

Salary: $20.50ph – $25.50ph (depending on qualification)

Increased to $21.50ph – $27.00ph from 1st July 2021

 

Ember is a new mental health, addiction and intellectual disability group formed from the merger of two pioneering NGOs, Connect Supporting Recovery and Framework Services LTD. We deliver community based mental health and intellectual disability services in the greater Auckland region. This role is primarily based in the WDHB area so knowledge of the north Auckland area would be advantageous.

We are seeking an energetic and innovative Facilitator to work with individuals to fulfill identified needs that would encourage citizenship through meaningful community engagement, education, employment, natural supportive relationships, including family and friends, and health and wellness. This will be carried out through one-on-one and/or group facilitation following a Strengths Assessment and development of Personal Goal Plans. 

This may include:

  • The development of interpersonal skills that improve his/her quality of life
  • Access to further study
  • Employment
  • Engagement within their local community and activities of choice
  • The successful applicants will need to be able to use your initiative and work autonomously, have a high level of accountability and be a committed team player.

Main Tasks and Duties:

  • Undertake Strengths Assessment and goal planning
  • Facilitate achievement of outcomes as per individual goal plans
  • Participate in the promotion and marketing of the service and programmes
  • Network with other mental health service providers

Essential Criteria:

  • A team player
  • Ability to effectively build and maintain relationships
  • Communicates well with people of diverse backgrounds and ages
  • Thrives on achieving targets
  • Ability to mentor and support service users
  • Proficient computer skills in MS Word and Outlook
  • Creative problem solving skills
  • Eligibility to work in New Zealand
  • A current full New Zealand driver’s licence

For more information about this job, please contact Alexis Williams, Team Manager, Personal Focus, on: 09 815 5113 or 021 976 075

A Job Description can be downloaded from the Ember website: here.

Closing Date: Friday 18th June 2021

To apply for this position, please submit all of the following documents:

  1. Download and complete an Application Form here.
  2. Prepare an up-to-date CV
  3. Answer the following questions in a Cover Letter
  • Why are you interested in this position?
  • What skills, competencies, knowledge and experience can you bring to this role?

      4. Email all of the above to: recruitment@ember.org.nz

 

Registered Health Professional Agents of Change  – Kaimahi Hau Ora Whakarerekētia

Hamilton Based High and Complex Needs Residential Rehabilitation

Permanent, Full-time (40 hours per week), rostered shifts

This residential service operates 24 hours, 7 days a week, Waikato District

 

 E ngā mana, e ngā reo, Rangatira ma, tenei te panui ake I tenei Turanga, kua tu wātea mai hei kaimahi mo Ember Korowai Takitini.

“Ehara taku toa, I te toa takitahi engari I toa takitini” ‘My strength is not that of a single warrior but that of many.’

Sick of thinking back to when you were going to change the world?

Tired of spending more time on bureaucracy than creative ways of helping people?

Experienced practitioner looking for a chance to do real therapeutic work or newly graduated and wanting to figure out how to make the most impact?

Looking for a place where you can actually apply your training, specialty skills and whatever it is that makes you amazing? 

Ko pai tēnēi mahi? Nau mai piki mai, haere mai! If the answer is yes, then this might be the job for you!   

WHO WE ARE:

Ember – Korowai Takitini (https://ember.org.nz/),  is an amazing organisation helping those in need to dream bigger and bulldoze the obstacles that stand in the way of them and their best life. We do this by thinking outside of the box, adopting the whole is better than the sum of its parts approach and by making sure we always live up to our principles and values.

We have 38 unique services spanning from Kaitaia to Taupo where we help people with mental distress, addictions and/or intellectual disability discover their path in life and to develop whatever skills and supports they need to travel it.

The most important part of this recipe are our staff. So, we make sure to take care of them with supervision, training and supportive management to make sure they become the best practitioners they can.

We are currently looking for registered members of the Occupational Therapy, Nursing, Dapaanz, Counseling, Psychology or Social Work professions to fill fulltime positions on a rotating roster and be part of something special.

WHO YOU ARE:

Ko ngā pukenga kia eke ai koe i tēnei tūranga. In addition to the paper qualification we’re looking for those with:

  • Kia Kotahitanga tatou – he tangata, he tangata, he tangata.  Client-centered, recovery-focused approach. You must unwaveringly believe in people’s ability to progress no matter the obstacles.
  • Koinga te mahi whānau, hapu, Iwi i nga wā katoa – A zest for working with whānau, other agencies and people from all different cultures.
  • He pukenga ōhou ki te whakahonohono tāngata me te whakawhitiwhiti korero rerekē.  Balance between having the ability to make common sense decisions whilst also being able to think unconventionally and try new things.
  • He ngakau harikoa me āronga hātekēhi. A great sense of humor and likes to be in a quirky environment.
  • Kahahihiri tōu mahi ora, mahi pai. Dynamic, loves change, brings ideas, energy to drive positive changes within the sector.
  • Me taunakitanga.  A full Driver’s License and a Current Annual Practicing Certificate
  • He tino pai koe e mahi ana Roro hiko.  Know your way around a computer and preferably Microsoft programmes
  • Mātauranga hau ora Hinengaro, kaupapa Māori me nga tauira hohou rongo. Knowledge of mental health rehabilitation approaches (e.g. cognitive remediation, psychosocial rehabilitation), experience working with co-occurring addictions and/or cognitive difficulties and knowledge of Māori health approaches would be greatly welcomed.
  • Kanui te whākamana a Tangata Motuhake me Tangata Hiwaora. Lived experience of recovery would also be seen as a huge strength.

WHAT WE OFFER:

  • In return we will offer you meaningful work, the freedom and flexibility to maintain a work-life balance and great workplace and people to work with.
  • Varied training opportunities for personal and professional growth.
  • Potential opportunities for internal transfers, secondments and to quickly increase your responsibilities.
  • A comprehensive wellbeing programme that includes flu vaccinations, health checks and access to an Employee Assistance Programme (EAP).

Want to ignite possibilities and work for an NGO at the forefront of mental health and addiction services? Then APPLY now– email your Cover Letter and CV to: recruitment@ember.org.nz before 12pm on Monday 28th June 2021.

 

For more Information about the job, please download the Job Description: here.or contact Ember HR on 09 523 2790.