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Peer Support Worker

Peer Support Worker

· Permanent, Full-time (40 hours per week)

· Monday – Friday 8:30 to 5pm.

· Pay Equity: $21.50ph - $27.00ph (depending on qualification held and its equivalence to the Certificate in Health and Wellbeing L4)

Ember Korowai Takitini:

We provide innovative, person-centred solutions for people experiencing mental distress, addiction issues and people with intellectual disabilities. We support people to live the lives they choose, and we challenge the systems that hold them back.

By investing in our employees, we aim to grow our own leaders.

We are an equal opportunity employer. We welcome and embrace diversity and inclusion in the workplace and are committed to providing a safe and supportive environment for all.

Ember:

· Offers additional leave – Recreation days, study leave

· Provides a comprehensive Health & Wellbeing programme, including health checks, flu vaccinations and Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) and more

· Provides training opportunities for upskilling, personal & professional development, and career progression.

The Service:

Reach Out Peer Support is a mobile service supporting people in their recovery from mental health distress.

We work in partnership with those accessing the service to explore ways that will facilitate individual recovery.

Recovery starts with hope…even the slightest glimmer! Recovery in Peer Support comes through seeing ourselves as people, rather than as ‘mental health patients’. It’s about building relationships where new information and knowledge can emerge and where each person can start moving towards the life they choose.

Role:

Peer support is a challenging role, which requires tenacity, resilience, and a sense of humour. It is a rewarding role where you can use your own experience of mental health distress and recovery to make a difference in the lives of others.

As a role model and peer, you will be building relationships and inspiring hope through sharing your own story of recovery based on shared experiences with those who are looking at different choices and options in their lives.

The relationship fosters mutual learning and growth and is strongly focused on supporting people to make positive changes.

To support the roles duties, you will be provided with an allocated vehicle, laptop, and mobile phone for business purposes only.

You will:

· Have your own lived experience in mental distress rehabilitation and recovery

· Hold a National Certificate in Health and Wellbeing Level 4 / equivalent or be working towards one.

· Have a full NZ Drivers Licence

· Have a valid/current work visa, residency, or citizenship

· Be fully Covid vaccinated with 1st & 2nd and a booster vaccination in compliance with the mandate for the health sector.

· Have a passion for walking along side those in need, supporting on-going goals on the pathway to recovery.

A Job Description can be downloaded from www.ember.org.nz/careers

To apply please submit the following to: recruitment@ember.org.nz

1. Updated CV/Resume

2. Cover Letter - detailing the following:

a. Why are you interested in the role?

b. What skills, knowledge, competencies, and experience to you bring to the role?

c. Ember’s application form – located on www.ember.org.nz/careers