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.

Qualified Mental Health Professional-Awake

Qualified Mental Health Professional – Awake

Permanent, Full-time (40 hours a week) on awake shift

(11pm – 7am).

Poutama is a harm reduction dual diagnosis residential service that operates 24 hours, 7 days a week, based in West Auckland.

Do you want to work in a cutting edge service, the only harm reduction residential service in New Zealand? Do you want a great employer who will mentor and train you, who values your ideas and input? Are you up for the challenge of working in a collaborative way with people with mental health and addiction issues? Then do we have the perfect role for you!

The successful candidate will be working at our residential facility based in West Auckland.  The service employs both clinical and support workers who collaborate with the residents to help them recover from mental health and addiction issues.

This interesting role involves using your clinical expertise to work with residents who are having issues sleeping. They may want to talk through some personal issues or need PRN medication. They may have cravings for alcohol or other drugs.

We will orientate you and train you so that you are confident in the support you offer them. You will have an on call manager available at all times to support you. You will be expected to partake in quality and audit processes.

The candidate must have:

  • Degree and  Registration (or provisional registration) in Addictions (Dapaanz) or Mental Health, i.e. Nursing, Social Work, Counselling, OT or Psychology
  • Clinical assessment skills
  • Clinical practice skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to work from a bicultural perspective
  • Ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • Valid current work visa, residency or citizenship.
  • A clean driving licence

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have experience working in the area of mental health and/or AOD
  • Be a clear and effective communicator
  • Have emotional maturity and be respectful
  • Be positive and encouraging with a good sense of humour.
  • Hang in there when the going gets tough.
  • Value working with clients and their whānau
  • Have an open and engaging manner
  • Have an eye for detail and a focus on quality
  • Be professional and have good boundaries and ethics

Ember Korowai Takitini is a values based, innovative, maybe even slightly quirky environment.  We will do our very best to give you the right balance of freedom, support, development, encouragement and aroha.

For more information about this exciting opportunity, please contact Lucille Martin, Team Manager, on 027 700 4762 

 

Closing Date: Friday 7th August 2020 at 12noon

 

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 lee.barton@ember.org.nz

Finance Manager

Finance Manager

 

  • Looking for a new challenge in an exciting, progressive and growing organisation?
  • Are you motivated by taking ownership and driving for continuous business improvement?

 

Our Business

The Ember group structure is the result of a merger between two successful mental health, AOD and disability NGO providers who each had more than 20 years of experience. Existing services are predominately in the Auckland and Hamilton regions with new services starting in Rotorua in early 2021.

 

The Role

This role will be in a leadership position directly reporting to the CFO and you will be the most senior member of the finance team to provide leadership and advice for the finance team and across the organisation. Role is based at our Otahuhu hub and will require travel to other hubs as needed.

 

Primary Responsibilities / Skills

  • Participates in the development and execution of the group finance strategy
  • Manage the financial reporting and financial services processes focusing on the provision of accurate and timely reporting
  • Develop, implement and monitor controls and procedures to ensure compliance with policies and statutory reporting requirements and minimise risk or loss
  • Providing financial input for new contracting RFPs and business evaluations
  • Staff management including objective and KPI setting, coaching on financial strategies, systems and processes
  • Establish and maintain strong relationships with management so as to identify their needs and seek a full range of business solutions

 

Essential Skills and Experience

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience at a senior finance level
  • NZ Citizenship or Permanent Residency
  • Related degree qualification. Preferred CAANZ membership
  • Experience in group consolidated reporting
  • Experience with cross functional team leadership – ability to work across the organisation to lead the implementation of key initiatives
  • Experience directly managing a finance team
  • Proven problem solving mindset and ability to drive agreement through intellect and negotiation skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills. Demonstrated business plan report writing

In return, we offer free parking away from CBD traffic in Otahuhu, extra leave above minimum legal entitlements and other company benefits that will be explained to the successful candidate.

For more information about this job, please contact: Lee Barton, Human Resources Advisor, 09 523 2790

 

Closing Date: Monday 10th August 2020 at 12noon

 

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?
  1. Email all of the above to barton@ember.org.nz

Community Support Worker (s)

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)

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: Janice Stirling, on 021 216 4257

 

Closing Date: Monday 10th August 2020 at 12noon

 

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 https://ember.org.nz/careers/
  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 gina.li@ember.org.nz

Support Worker - New Lynn

 Support Worker (s) New Lynn

 Intensive Support Services – New Lynn

 Male only due to (CARP) Care and Rehabilitation Plans

Permanent, Full time position (40 hours per week), Monday – Friday; 8.30 am – 5:00pm

Salary Range: $20.50 – $25.50 per hour (depending on qualification level)

 

Are you looking for more than just a job? For an employer who values you and will assist you to develop both personally and professionally?

At Ember we value our employees and therefore offer a range of benefits as well as the resources required to ensure you are able to perform at your best.

We are looking for individuals to join our committed team in the field of Intellectual/Dual Disability with High and Complex needs.

Experience working with Intellectual Disability and complex behavioral needs is an advantage, as is having an understanding of what “Life Skills and Day Services” aim to achieve.

However, as you will be supporting extremely challenging clients, having superb people skills, the right attitude, negotiation and problem solving skills and a willingness to learn are necessary qualities to be successful in these roles.

Expectations of these roles include community support of individual and groups of clients as well as facilitation of day and life skills programmes.

Intensive Support do have core programmes that run every term, however the successful applicant(s) will be responsible for the design, delivery and evaluation of quality programmes.

The goal of our service is to provide clients with a sense of identity, self confidence and practical skills to lead successful lives within the community of their choice.

 

Essential Criteria:

  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • Exceptional people skills, the ability to network and negotiate
  • Proficient computer skills in Microsoft Word and Outlook
  • Understanding of and/or experience in disability support services
  • A commitment to the Treaty of Waitangi and culturally safe practice
  • A current clean Full New Zealand Drivers Licence
  • Eligibility to work in New Zealand

Desirable criteria:

  • Experience working with Intellectual Disability and/or complex behavioral needs
  • An understanding of what “Life Skills and Day Services” aim to achieve
  • Supporting/training or teaching and aiding clients in achieving their goals
  • A Level 4 certificate in Health and Wellbeing or an equivalent qualification

For more information about this job, please contact Sione Hala, Team Leader, Intensive Support Services, on 021 976 550.

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

Closing date: Thursday 6th August at 12noon

 

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?
  1. Email all of the above to: gina.li@ember.org.nz

IPS-Employment Consultant

IPS – Employment Consultants

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

Monday to Friday, Office hours.

Pay: $20.50 – $25.50 ph.

This service falls under pay equity for Mental Health. Pay is dependent on qualification.

 North Shore and Rodney districts

 

Here is an opportunity for you to use your passion and enthusiasm to make a difference to the lives of New Zealanders!

Individual Placement and Support (IPS) is an innovative new service within our employment services that will work using an integrated approach with Waitemata District Health Board’s community mental health services in the Rodney District to support people into employment.

IPS is an evidence–based approach allowing individuals with significant disabilities fulfill their employment aspirations and achieve meaningful social and economic inclusion.  It can also offer employers the positive benefits of diversity. Not only individuals but also organisations, communities, even the government will also benefit from your endeavors!

 

Main Tasks and Duties:

  • Supporting clients into employment of their choice
  • Assisting clients to develop an up to date CV, completing job applications and interview confidence
  • Ongoing support for clients in employment
  • Building the ‘right relationships’ with employers
  • Assisting clients to recognise and maximise their strengths
  • Establish and maintain a working relationships with Mental Health Services, Work and Income and other support people
  • Assisting clients to work towards their recovery goals and develop their career plans.

Essential Criteria:

  • Health and Wellbeing L4 certificate or a relevant qualification
  • 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 job seekers
  • 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

 Desirable Criteria:

  • Experience of working in Employment Support or related role e.g. Work and Income, Careers Advice, Benefits
  • Previous experience in the disability, youth, residential and/or mental health sector(s)
  • Experience working in a clinical environment
  • OT background or experience would be preferable.

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

For more information about this job, please contact: Vinesh Govind, Team Manager, on 09 523 2790 or 021 976 525

 Closing on Tuesday 11th August 2020 at 12noon.

 

 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?
  1. Email all of the above to: gina.li@ember.org.nz

Registered Health Professional - Waikato

Registered Health Professional

Waikato Residential Service – Residential Rehabilitation

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

This residential services operates 24 hours, 7 days a week, based in Hillcrest, Hamilton

 

Are you looking for an exciting role where you can make a difference using your own lived experience of mental distress and recovery?

If the answer is yes, then this might be the job for you!

 

Ember is an amazing organisation helping those who in need to deal and maintain their mental health, addiction and intellectual disability. We deliver community based mental health and intellectual disability services in the greater Auckland region.

 

The Service

Hamilton is our largest residential facility, where a talented and effective multi-disciplinary team delivers residential, clinical and support programmes for “high and complex needs” for individuals from Adult Mental Health and Forensic Mental Health Services. There are opportunities for people with their own lived experience of mental health and recovery to join the team and can act as role models to others.

 

We are currently looking for a qualified member of the Nursing, Social Work, OT, Dapaanz, Counseling or Psychology professions to fill a fulltime position on a rotating roster.

In addition to the paper qualification:

  • Two or more year’s mental health or relevant sector experience is preferred, however new graduates are welcome to apply
  • Client-centered, recovery-focused approach
  • Comfortable communicating with Whanau & external agencies
  • Culturally sensitive
  • An ability to make common sense decisions
  • A full Driver’s License
  • Current Annual Practicing Certificate
  • A working knowledge of MS Office
  • A great sense of humor
  • Dynamic, loves change, brings ideas, energy to drive positive changes within the sector

For more information about this job, please contact: Wendy Voeroes, Team Manager, on 022 392 5974

Closing Date: Wednesday 5th August 2020

A Job Description can be downloaded here

To apply for this position:

  1. Download, complete and submit an Application Form 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?
  1. Email all of the above to: gina.li@ember.org.nz

Residential Support Worker - Waikato

Residential Support Worker – Hamilton

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

This residential services operates 24 hours, 7 days a week, based in Hillcrest

 

Are you looking for an exciting role where you can make a difference using your own lived experience of mental distress and recovery?

If the answer is yes, then this might be the job for you!

 

Ember is an amazing organisation helping those who in need to deal and maintain their mental health, addiction and intellectual disability. We deliver community based mental health and intellectual disability services in the greater Auckland region.

 

The Service

Hamilton is our largest residential facility, where a talented and effective multi-disciplinary team delivers residential, clinical and support programmes for “high and complex needs” and for “active transition” of individuals from Adult Mental Health and Forensic Mental Health Services. There are opportunities for people with their own lived experience of mental health and recovery to join

As a Residential Support Worker, you will be supporting tangata whai I te ora in a service that is tailored to their needs and aspirations through use of Hauora (wellbeing) pillars i.e. Hinengaro (emotional and psychological) care, Tinana (physical), Wairua (spiritual) and whaanau (family) inclusive care..

 

What we are looking for in a candidate:

  • Positive attitude and self confidence.
  • Be able to make decisions and problem solve
  • Work in a team with a client focus
  • Written and spoken communication skills
  • Be able to build and maintain relationships
  • Skills in planning and organising

Essential Criteria:

  • Health and Wellbeing L4 qualification or equivalent.
  • Mental Health and addictions experience
  • Full NZ drivers licence

For more information about this job, please contact Wendy Voeroes, Team Manager, on: 027 4354 478

 Closing date Wednesday 5th August 2020

A Job Description can be downloaded here.

To apply for this position:

  1. Download, complete and submit an Application Form 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?
  1. Email all of the above to: gina.li@ember.org.nz