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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.

Peer Support Worker-Phone Line Operator

Peer Support Worker – Phone line Operator

Part time, position available.

Based in Grafton working with Homecare Medical

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

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

 

This service connects people in need of mental health support with Peers over the phone. It is one of many helpline services that constitute the National Telehealth Service.

As a peer support worker, you will be using your own personal experience with mental health and recovery to support anyone phoning. Peer talk is an effective way to overcome some of the barriers that make it difficult for people to access mental health care. This free phone-based counselling service makes it easier for those in need to get help.

As a role model and peer, you will be inspiring hope through sharing parts of your own recovery journey with those who are looking at moving towards different choices and options in their lives.

Essential Criteria:

  • Personal experience of mental health and recovery
  • Have the ability to connect and relate to people
  • Have strong cultural competencies
  • Able to work in a team environment
  • Have excellent communication and listening skills
  • Have good computer literacy
  • Are positive and encouraging with a good sense of humor
  • Level 4 National Certificate in Mental Health and Addiction Support or equivalent

Desirable Criteria:

  • Intentional Peer Support Core Training
  • Experience in person-centered approach
  • Experience in telephone counselling/support services

For more information about this job, please contact: Michael Verner on 021 049 9156

Closing Date: Wednesday 23rd September 2020 at 12pm

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 gina.li@ember.org.nz

 

Cultural Advisor

Cultural Advisor

Permanent, full-time (40hours)

This position comes with an allocated work vehicle, mobile phone and laptop for work purpose.

Salary: $63,036 to $74,192pa

E ngā mana, e ngā reo, Rangatira ma, tenei te panui ake i tenei Turanga, kua tu wātea mai hei kaimahi Māori 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.’

Purpose of position: Ember Korowai Takitini is dedicated to enhancing Mana and cultural wellbeing for all people, we are seeking to appoint a Kaiārahi – Cultural Advisor to guide and develop Ember Korowai Takitini operational services in a manner that enhances and promotes greater understanding and connection to Tikanga, which in turn will lead to better outcomes for Māori and for all.

We are looking for a resilient and pro-active person to join our Ember Korowai Takitini team providing guidance and support, manaaki meaningful relationships and understanding of Te Reo me ona Tikanga and Te Tiriti o Waitangi to our people.

The Advisor will lead and support others to understand and appreciate structures within Maoridom, which are essential for successful outcomes for tangata whaiora and whānau in such ways as:

  • Demonstrate strong understanding of Māori models of health including Te Whare Tapa Whā, Dynamics of Whānaungtanga and the principles of Whānau Ora.
  • Advise & support our quality team when formulating policy to ensure a best practice, culturally responsive approach is reflected.
  • Evaluate service wide practice from a Māori perspective, promote, and guide necessary improvements.
  • Work alongside our Learning and Development training team to co-ordinate the cultural training needs of our people.
  • Responsible for the execution and operational delivery of Te Pae Ora Tangata.
  • Establish sustainable relationships (and strengthen current relationships) with local Iwi and Hapū.

 For more information about this job, please contact: Lee Barton via email lee.barton@ember.org.nz

Closing Date: 5th October 2020 at 12noon

A Job Description can be downloaded from 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