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EaseUp Peer Support Worker Waitemata

POIPOIA TE KAKANO KIA PUNAWAI - Nurture the seed and it will blossom

If you are an amazing person who wants to use your Lived Experience to inspire others in their journey to wellbeing, then keep reading!

We use our own personal lived experience of mental distress and/or addiction challenges and recovery to nurture hope and personal power and to inspire the people that we support to move forward with their lives.

Nga Ratonga - Our services

EaseUp is an exciting new community-based service located in Waitemata and are looking for a Tautoko-a-aropa / Peer support to join the team.

You will have the opportunity to work in an innovative addiction assessment and treatment setting supporting Rangatahi / youth aged 12-24 years. Much of the services offered by our EaseUp whanau are provided to people in their own homes and communities.

The service works within the principles of abstinence and harm reduction and in a holistic manner, recognising the multi-faceted problems that co-exist with AOD addiction. You will be a resilient natural leader, approachable, happy to support and offer guidance to colleagues, and most importantly who a Service Manager can trust and rely on.

He korero mo te turanga - The role

Using your lived experience with addictions, your mental health qualifications and certificates, you will offer invaluable insights and a journey that will inspire our Rangatahi / youth.

You will be providing community-based Peer Support to Rangatahi /youth ages 12-24 across the WDHB region.

The role is a full time, permanent position and requires you to be flexible with the working hours but generally you will work between the hours of 8 am - 4.30 pm or 8.30 am - 5 pm, Monday - Friday.

He korero mou - About you:

  • Have either a Certificate in Peer Support (Mental Health) (Level 4), Intentional Peer Support training (IPS), a Certificate in Health and Wellbeing
  • Have proven ability to work effectively with peers from differing cultures, especially Maori and Pasifika
  • Enjoy working with and supporting people
  • The ability to facilitate groups of people
  • Be positive and encouraging with a good sense of humour
  • Have a willingness to undertake training
  • Have experience of mental distress and/or addiction challenges and recovery
  • Take active responsibility for monitoring and maintaining mental health
  • Ability to role model how to move forward in a journey to wellbeing
  • Be a critical reflective thinker
  • Have effective time management skills and ability to manage competing demands and deadlines
  • Hold a full, New Zealand driver's licence
  • Have a genuine passion to make a positive difference

Ko ta matou mahi - We offer the following:

  • Opportunity for career progression
  • On-going training opportunities
  • Group supervision and co-reflection

If your interested in joining a team that provides services that are respected and promote the autonomy and self-determination of individuals and whanau, so that people, whanau, and communities can flourish then apply online today

Me pehea te tono mai How to apply

To apply for this role please visit our careers site careers.emergeaotearoa.org.nz and register your details - This role will be advertised until filled.

If you are interested in joining an organisation who is passionate about making a positive difference in your community, we would love to hear from you. Apply today.

Please include a half-page introduction/biography about yourself and what you have learned from your personal experience of mental distress or addiction challenges and your journey to wellbeing? What value has it had in your life?

Please note: In response to the extension of the Covid-19 Public Health Response (Vaccinations) Order 2021 as well as the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015, you will be required to provide proof of vaccination for this role. For more information, please see Covid-19 information site.