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Support Worker - Intensive Support Service

 Support Worker

 Intensive Support Services – New Lynn

male only due to (are and Rehabilitation Plans

Permanent, Full time 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 here.

Closing date: Friday 2nd August 2018 at 12noon

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

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

Qualified Mental Health Professional

Qualified Mental Health Professional

Poutama Dual Diagnosis Residential Service

Ember

 

Permanent, Full-time (40 hours a week) on rostered shifts.

This residential services operates 24 hours, 7 days a week, based in Te Atutu South

Ember is a pioneering Not for Profit organisation that provides recovery focused Mental Health, Addictions and Intellectual Disability services in Auckland, Hamilton, Northland and Bay of Plenty.

We are recruiting for a Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP) to join our Poutama Service based in Te Atatu.

With joining the Poutama service we want you to show resilience and patience when supporting our house guests. Having the right attitude, a hunger to keep learning and a willingness to adapt to your surroundings.

Roles Responsibilities:

  • Coordinates guest entry and exits
  • Work alongside Keyworkers/Support Workers, and their responsibilities to guest pathways
  • Guest tailored services meeting/addressing their needs and aspirations
  • Provide training and development
  • Liaise with clinical teams
  • Oversee guest management systems
  • Provide direct support to guests and family on an individual and group basis
  • Engage in professional supervision, training and development
  • Assist Team Manager when needed/required

This position requires people who are qualified members of the Nursing, OT, Social Work, Dapaanz AOD Clinician, Counseling or Psychology professions.

Essential Criteria:

  • Current Annual Practicing Certificate
  • Ability to work within a roster
  • Mental health experience
  • A full Drivers Licence
  • Co-Existing Problems experience
  • Understanding of client-centered, recovery-focused approach
  • Insight to know when and how to engage with whanau
  • Experience to be appropriately culturally sensitive

Ember 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 Janice Stirling, Team Manager,  on 021 216 4257

Closing Date: Wednesday 14th August 2019 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 gina.li@ember.org.nz

 

Employment Consultant

Employment Consultants

Permanent, Full-Time Positions.

Monday to Friday, Office hours.

The first two are with our Edge employment team providing support for people in the North Shore and Rodney districts, based at our Apollo Drive Hub

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

Ember is a new mental health addiction and intellectual disability group formed from the merger of two pioneering NGOs, Connect Supporting Recovery and Framework Trust. We deliver community based mental health and intellectual disability services in the greater Auckland region.

Workfocus and Edge Employment, provide employment support for people who have experienced mental distress.

We offer a demanding yet an exciting work environment with ongoing training and supervision. Our team is supportive, experienced, and committed to meeting contractual requirements.

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
  • Liaising 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:

  • 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)
  • A relevant/transferable tertiary qualification – Preferably Level 4 Equivalent

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

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;

  • The freedom and flexibility to maintain a work-life balance
  • A personal commuter use vehicle, mobile phone and laptop for work purposes
  • Varied training opportunities for personal and professional growth including support to undergo qualifications (where appropriate) as well as support for professional memberships (where applicable)
  • A comprehensive wellbeing programme that includes flu vaccinations, diabetes checks and access to an Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
  • Staff benefits card with discounts on a large range of quality products and services
  • 10 days sick leave per anniversary year
  • 5 days study leave per anniversary year
  • 2 recreation days per anniversary year

Closing Date: Wednesday 14th August 2019 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: gina.li@ember.org.nz

Team Manager

Team Manager

Reach Out and E-Coaching service

Ember

Full-time, permanent position based in our North Shore Hub (Apollo Drive)

Ember is a pioneering Not for Profit organisation that provides recovery focused Mental Health, Addictions and Intellectual Disability services in Auckland, Hamilton, Northland and Bay of Plenty.

Our Team Manager is to provide leadership and management to the staff of both the Reach Out and E-Coaching services. To ensure the delivery of quality recovery focused services to the people who use our services and support the sustainability, growth and development of the service and Ember.

Reach Out Peer Support is a mobile service supporting people in their recovery from mental health issues. Each team member has their own personal experiences of mental health trauma and recovery.

E-Coaching is a brand new service providing phone support for people to work through an online mental health programme.

You’ll get the chance to shape and guide two teams with a blend of strong leadership/direction and keeping your eyes and ears wide open to harness the skills, knowledge and expertise within the teams already.

Having a strong belief in people’s ability to grow and overcome the challenges they face in life, is absolutely essential as is a passion to equip team members to be the best they can possibly be via supervision, support, coaching and training.

A small but manageable case load of people receiving E-Coaching will allow you to role model hands on practice for the team as well as ensure you stay truly connected to both the worlds of the staff team and the people using the services.

Lived experience of recovery from mental health or addiction challenges is a must have whilst training and experience in Peer Support is preferred.

Essential Criteria:

  • Lived experience of mental illness and/or addictions
  • Experience in Peer Support
  • Effective project and time management skills
  • Excellent negotiation and communication skills, including report writing skills

For more information about this exciting opportunity, please contact Lee Barton, HR Advisor on 021 976 507

Closing Date: Friday 23rd August 2019 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 gina.li@ember.org.nz