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.

Employment Consultant x3

Two Full-Time Positions

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

The Third is with our Workfocus team based at our Huia Road Hub (Otahuhu), working mainly in the Central Auckland Area

Monday – Friday, Office hours

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/transferrable 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: Friday 5th July 2019 at 12noon

A Job Description can be downloaded here.

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: lee.barton@ember.org.nz

Internal applicants to apply for this position:

  1. 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?
  2. Prepare an up-to-date CV
  3. Make a copy of your last Staff Appraisal Report
  4. Get your Line Manager to complete the Line Manager’s Assessment Report
  5. Email all of the above to: lee.barton@ember.org.nz

Youth Peer Support Worker

Youth Peer Support Worker

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

This role with our “Paired Up” school and community team working in Auckland Eastern Suburbs.

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

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

 

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 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.

Paired Up’s goal is to mutually connect with young people and be alongside them while they take steps to reach their potential and to learn real skills of how to navigate their own wellbeing. This is achieved through intentional peer support and a youth development frame work.

Peer support is a challenging role requiring resilience and the ability to relate to the people you work with. It is also a rewarding role where you can use your own lived experience of mental distress to make a positive difference in the lives of young people.

As a Peer Support Worker, you will create meaningful relationships with the young people you work with. Together we learn to use those relationships to see things from new angles, develop greater awareness of personal and relational patterns, and support and challenge each other in trying new things.

We do this using the Intentional Peer Support Model www.intentionalpeersupport.org.

We are looking for people who:

  • Have experienced mental distress and recovery themselves.
  • Have the ability to connect and relate to young people.
  • Have strong cultural competencies.
  • Are familiar with their obligations to Te Tiriti O Waitangi.
  • Able to work in a team environment.
  • Able to be self-directed and work independently when needed.
  • Have excellent communication and listening skills.
  • Are able to have flexible working hours.
  • Have good computer literacy (especially e-mail and word processing).
  • Are able to work in an ethical framework.
  • Are positive and encouraging with a good sense of humour.

Qualifications/training’s needed for the role.

  • Peer Employment Training (preferred).
  • Previous experience working with young people.
  • Intentional Peer Support Core Training (preferred).
  • Level 4 National Certificate in Mental Health and Addiction Support or equivalent (completed or working towards).
  • Degree in Social Work, Youth Work, Ocupational Thepay
  • Previous experience in support/recovery focused work would be an advantage.

For more information about this job, please contact: Ellie, Team Manager, via email ellie@pairedup.org.nz

Closing Date: Sunday 28th July 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 lee.barton@ember.org.nz

Casual Residential Support Worker

Casual Residential Support Workers

 

Beach Haven, Birkdale and Te Atatu South

Client support work at it’s most rewarding – manageable caseload, no wasted travel, great teamwork and truly pioneering programs.

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.

Combined revenues of $19 million, net assets approaching $25 million, 250 staff and 3,500 service users, Ember is destined to be an influential, vibrant leader in the sector.

Following the recent Government Inquiry into Mental Health and Addictions, this is now a sector with real opportunities for positive and dynamic growth.

The name, Ember, signifies our determination to support those whose fire is burning low, never giving up hope that their flame can be rekindled until it glows warm and bright.

Korowai Takitini, ‘a cloak of many parts’, reflects the wrap around nature of our many complementary services.

An opportunity currently exists for casual rostered staff across our Auckland Residential Services;

  • Beach Haven
  • Abeo
  • Poutama

We’d love to hear from those who can comfortably demonstrate:

  • A client-centered, recovery focused approach.
  • Insight to know when and how to engage with Whanau.
  • Experience, instinct and decency to be appropriately culturally sensitive.
  • Mountains of empathy with a few peaks of resilience and firmness.
  • Working knowledge of MS Office.

In addition, this position requires a Level 4 Certificate in Health & Wellbeing or equivalent thereof, as well as a full drivers licence.

Applicants must share the teams’ deep belief in holistic, face-to-face, participative and highly inventive recovery-based approaches.  A sense of fun, team spirit and openness will complement a fine balance of positivity and pragmatism.

Above all, we are looking for those who can embrace the breadth and variety of the role, which ranges from basic practical help to pioneering therapeutic support.

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.

To view the job description click here.

Closing date: Saturday 20th July 2019.

Application form here.

Please forward your cv, cover letter and application form to gina.li@ember.org.nz, quoting advert reference Auckland Casual RSW.

We look forward to working with you.

Navigator - South

Navigator

 

Join a uniquely pioneering, refreshingly holistic, MSD-funded service to work smartly alongside a small number of Jobseeker Support Clients with complex needs and multiple obstacles to benefit independence.

This is a truly enlightened approach to social welfare delivery and although brand new, it will actually feel exactly like the work you always dreamed of being able to carry out.

Become part of a gentle but powerfully effective revolution…

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.

Combined revenues of $19 million, net assets approaching $25 million, 250 staff and 3,500 service users, Ember is destined to be an influential, vibrant leader in the sector.

Following the recent Government Inquiry into Mental Health and Addictions, this is now a sector with real opportunities for positive and dynamic growth.

The name, Ember, signifies our determination to support those whose fire is burning low, never giving up hope that their flame can be rekindled until it glows warm and bright.

 

Korowai Takitini, ‘a cloak of many parts’, reflects the wrap around nature of our many complementary services.

We are currently recruiting for a Navigator, covering:

  • Hamilton
  • Tokoroa
  • Rotorua and
  • Whakatane.

 

Reporting to an experienced Team Manager, individuals must be comfortable collaborating in physical and virtual multi-disciplinary teams, working independently and contracting support as required.

Although gentle in nature, this delivery revolution will achieve ambitious, powerful and long-lasting outcomes for service users:

  • Improved education.
  • Improved mental health.
  • Improved physical health.
  • Improved motivation towards employment.
  • Improved connectedness.
  • Improved employment and financial outlook.

We welcome applications from all those who share our passion, excitement and determination to use their knowledge, local networks and experience to provide an intensive yet wholesome, tailored and deeply effective service.

A background in mental health, social work, counselling, occupational therapy, employment support or equivalent is essential, together with the ability to build and maintain strong relationships across a wide range of stakeholders.

Applicants must hold a full driver’s license.  A Certificate in Health and Wellbeing or similar qualification would be advantageous.

A positive attitude, sound problem-solving skills and a resilient, gently tenacious nature will be required.  As will a love of diversity, inclusion and hope.

Ember is values based, originative, maybe even slightly quirky.  We will do whatever it takes to give you the right balance of autonomy, support, development, encouragement and aroha.

To download the job description click here.

Closing date: Saturday 20th July 2019

 

Application form here.

Please forward your cv, cover letter and application form to gina.li@ember.org.nz, quoting advert reference Navigator South.

We look forward to working with you.

Qualified Mental Health Professional

 

 

 

 

 

Qualified Mental Health Professional

 

Mental Health Professionals with the desire to Stretch, Grow and Maybe Even Surprise Themselves…

Reputable NGO requires experienced Qualified Mental Health Professionals with genuine appetite for innovative recovery, accelerated learning and real teamwork in residential settings.

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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.

 

Combined revenues of $19 million, net assets approaching $25 million, 250 staff and 3,500 service users, Ember is destined to be an influential, vibrant leader in the sector.

Following the recent Government Inquiry into Mental Health and Addictions, this is now a sector with real opportunities for positive and dynamic growth.

The name, Ember, signifies our determination to support those whose fire is burning low, never giving up hope that their flame can be rekindled until it glows warm and bright.

Korowai Takitini, ‘a cloak of many parts’, reflects the wrap around nature of our many complementary services.

We are recruiting for a full time Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP) at Poutama our Te Atatu based, AOD dual diagnosis residential service. This position requires people who are qualified members of the Nursing, OT, Social Work, Dapaanz AOD Clinician, Counseling or Psychology professions.

In addition to the paper qualification, you must also clearly demonstrate:

  • Current Annual Practicing Certificate
  • Ability to work within a roster
  • Mental health experience
  • A full Drivers Licence
  • Co-Existing Problems experience – requirement
  • Client-centered, recovery-focused approach (a cliché, but still genuinely at the heart of all we do)
  • Insight to know when and how to engage with whanau
  • Experience to be appropriately culturally sensitive
  • Something that you can teach and a hunger to keep learning – we’re a team and we share
  • Resilience and patience

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.

To view the job description click here.

Closing date: Saturday 20th July 2019

 

Application form here.

Please forward your cv, cover letter and application form to gina.li@ember.org.nz, quoting advert reference Poutama QMHP.

We look forward to working with you.

Community Participation - Programme Facilitator

Community Participation -Programme Facilitator

Personal Focus Service – Auckland Region Based

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

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

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

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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.

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 Leader, Personal Focus, on: 09 815 5113 or 021 976 075

A Job Description can be downloaded from here.

Closing Date: Friday 26th July 2019

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: lee.barton@ember.org.nz

 

Team Manager

Team Manager

Poutama Dual Diagnosis Residential Service

Ember

Full-time, permanent position 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.

Poutama is an 8-bed Dual Diagnosis residential service that assists people experiencing both mental health and alcohol/substance abuse, move forward in their lives.  It was the very first service in New Zealand to operate a ‘harm reduction’ philosophy that has brought both unparalleled success and unique challenges.

We are looking for a great person who shares the same passion and values, who has proven leadership and management experience as well as the ability to be solution focused.  You will provide leadership and direction to the day to day operation of the service to ensure delivery meets contractual and budgetary requirements.  Your high level networking skills will be used to establish and build strong wide ranging relationships in the sector and the community.

Your ability to demonstrate and articulate awareness of service trends and sector issues would be a valuable attribute.

Key Competencies, Skills and Experience required include:

  • Experience within the of Mental Health and Addictions sector is vital
  • A knowledge of client centric models of recovery and hope
  • In-depth understanding and experience of a variety of client management information systems
  • Leadership, motivation and development and growth of the team
  • Exceptional interpersonal and relationship skills
  • Effective project and time management skills
  • Excellent negotiation and communication skills, including report writing skills
  • Financial management
  • Business acumen and results focused
  • Relevant tertiary qualification with either DAPAANZ or equivalent professional registration

For more information about this exciting opportunity, please contact Karyn Munday General Manager Operations on 021 253 1724

Closing Date: Sunday 28th July 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

Awake Peer Support Worker

Awake Peer Support Worker

Mental Health (Piri Pono – Silverdale)

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!

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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.

Combined revenues of $19 million, net assets approaching $25 million, 250 staff and 3,500 service users, Ember is destined to be an influential, vibrant leader in the sector.

Following the recent Government Inquiry into Mental Health and Addictions, this is now a sector with real opportunities for positive and dynamic growth.

The name, Ember, signifies our determination to support those whose fire is burning low, never giving up hope that their flame can be rekindled until it glows warm and bright.

Korowai Takitini, ‘a cloak of many parts’, reflects the wrap around nature of our many complementary services.

We are currently seeking candidate/s to fill our permanent Awake peer support role for our Short Term Acute service based in Silverdale on Auckland’s North Shore https://ember.org.nz/find-support/peer-support/

Peer support is a challenging role requiring resilience and the ability to relate to the people you work with. It is also a rewarding role where you can use your own lived experience of mental distress to make a positive difference in the lives of others.

As a Peer Support Worker, you will be creating relationships with the people you work with and will together learn to use those relationships to see things from new angles, develop greater awareness of personal and relational patterns, and support and challenge each other in trying new things.

We do this using the Intentional Peer Support Model www.intentionalpeersupport.org.

We are looking for people who:

  • Have experienced mental distress and recovery themselves.
  • Have the ability to connect and relate to people.
  • Have strong cultural competencies.
  • Are familiar with their obligations to Te Tiriti O Waitangi.
  • Are able to work in a team environment.
  • Are able to be self-directed and work independently when needed.
  • Have excellent communication and listening skills.
  • Are able to work on a rostered awake shift 11:00pm – 7:00am.
  • Have good computer literacy (especially e-mail and word processing).
  • Are able to work in an ethical framework.
  • Are positive and encouraging with a good sense of humour.

Qualifications/trainings needed for the role.

  • Intentional Peer Support Core Training (preferred). Will provide training if needed.
  • Working towards Level 4 National Certificate in Mental Health and Addiction Support or equivalent there of.

Previous experience in support/recovery focused work would be an advantage.

To view the job description please click here.

Closing date: Sunday 21st July 2019

Application form here.

Please forward your cv, cover letter and application form to gina.li@ember.org.nz, quoting advert reference Awake Piri Pono PSW.

We look forward to working with you.

Community Support Worker

Community Support Workers

 

Client support work at its most rewarding – manageable caseload, no wasted travel, great teamwork with truly pioneering programs.

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.

Combined revenues of $19 million, net assets approaching $25 million, 250 staff and 3,500 service users, Ember is destined to be an influential, vibrant leader in the sector.

Following the recent Government Inquiry into Mental Health and Addictions, this is now a sector with real opportunities for positive and dynamic growth.

The name, Ember, signifies our determination to support those whose fire is burning low, never giving up hope that their flame can be rekindled until it glows warm and bright.

Korowai Takitini, ‘a cloak of many parts’, reflects the wrap around nature of our many complementary services.

Innovation, flexibility and pioneering achievements are met in equal measure with grounded reality and the ability to speak out at an Emperor’s lack of new clothes.  Somehow, it works…

We have a full time 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.  The position will require weekend work.

We’d love to hear from those who can comfortably demonstrate:

  • A client-centred, recovery focused approach.
  • Insight to know when and how to engage with Whanau.
  • Experience, instinct and decency to be appropriately culturally sensitive.
  • Mountains of empathy with a few peaks of resilience and firmness.
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills, as these qualities are key to this role.
  • A full driver’s license.
  • National Certificate or Diploma in Mental Health Support or a relevant qualification equivalent thereof.

Applicants must share the teams’ deep belief in holistic, face to face, participative and highly inventive recovery based approaches.  A sense of fun, team spirit and openness will complement a fine balance of positivity and pragmatism.

Above all, we are looking for those who can embrace the breadth and variety of the role, which ranges from basic practical help to pioneering therapeutic support.

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.

To view the job description please click here.

Closing date: Sunday 28th July 2019

Application form here.

Please forward your cv, cover letter and application form to gina.li@ember.org.nz, quoting advert reference Community Support.

We look forward to working with you.

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