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.

Casual Support Worker(s), New Lynn

Casual Support Worker(s)

Intensive Support Services – West

Casual positions are on an as/when needed basis

Hours between: Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 3:00pm

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

+ 8% holiday pay in addition to wages

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 assisting facilitation of day and life skills 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 29th November 2019 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?

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

Casual Support Worker(s), Otahuhu

Casual Support Worker(s)

Intensive Support Services – South

Casual positions are on an as/when needed basis

Hours between: Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 3:00pm

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

+ 8% holiday pay in addition to wages

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 assisting facilitation of day and life skills 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 29th November 2019 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?

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

Peer Support Worker - Addictions

 

Peer Support Worker 40 hours

Addictions (Counties Manukau)

Are you looking for an exciting role where you can make a difference using your personal experience of AOD and recovery?

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

Ember is an innovative, organisation who sit at the cutting edge of values-based mental health and AOD services and are looking for people whose passion is peer support.

Peer support is a challenging role, which requires tenacity, resilience and a sense of humour.  It is also a rewarding role where you can use your own experience of addictions to make a difference in the lives of others.  As a role model and peer, you will be inspiring hope through sharing your own story of recovery with those who are looking at moving towards different choices and options in their lives.

The role of Peer Support Worker will require of you to build a relationship with others based on a common experience of recovery from AOD.   The relationship fosters mutual learning and growth and is strongly focused on supporting people to make positive changes in their lives.

We are looking for people who:

  • Are mature, patient and
  • Have experienced AOD and are in recovery themselves and can act as a role model to others
  • Have strong cultural competencies in working within different cultures,
  • Have good communication and active listening skills
  • Are positive and encouraging with a good sense of humour.
  • Are willling to embrace change and learn
  • Will hang in there when the going gets tough and is resilient an assertive
  • Are critical and reflective thinkers
  • Are able to work in an ethical framework
  • Are able to work when required flexible working hours and as part of a supportive team.
  • Have computer skills (especially e-mail and word processing).
  • Have completed Peer Employment Training
  • Have preferably completed Intentional Peer Support Training (IPS)
  • Have a full NZ drivers licence

For more information about this job, please contact Sara Howard, Team Manager, on: 021 049 9714

A Job Description can be downloaded from here.

Closing Date: Sunday 8th December 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: gina.li@ember.org.nz

Residential Support Worker - Abeo House

Residential Support Worker

Abeo House – Mental Health Service

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

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

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’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.
  • 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.

For more information about this job, please contact Lucille Martin, Team Manager, Abeo, on: 021 976 075

A Job Description can be downloaded from the here.

Closing Date: Sunday 08th December 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: gina.li@ember.org.nz