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Support Worker - Intensive Youth Service

Community support worker/youth worker - Intensive Service

Brackenridge is a not-for-profit organisation that provides support to children, young people and adults with intellectual disabilities and autism and their families in Canterbury. At the core of our practice philosophy is our belief in all people and the rights of all to live in and be part of the community, and to exercise citizenship.

This role requires experience in working with troubled youth, intellectual disability and/ or in mental health. The purpose of the role will be to provide support to a young person with multiple diagnosis and challenging behaviours in an intensive single service.

We are looking for someone with a proven track record of experience in working with youth who present behavioural challenges and with a thorough knowledge and training in Autism and working within a non-aversive approach. Experience in working with youth with intellectual disability is preferred however not essential.

Your skills in building relationships will be key when working with the people we support and their whanau/families. And we will be asking you to use your valuable experience and skills to support individuals or a small group of people by creating a safe and supportive environment in which they can flourish.

Empathy, flexibility, and openness to think innovatively and act quickly and with a strong client focus is highly desirable as is the ability to influence others through effective communication and technical skills.

This position would best suit someone with high energy, enthusiasm, and resilience, who shares our passion to enable the best life that is possible for the people we support.

You will be joining a small dedicated and supportive team and you will spend most of your time in the community. Brackenridge will provide learning and development opportunities related to the position.

If you would like to be considered for this role, please apply directly online with your cover letter and CV via the online portal by 5pm 24 March 2021.

You must have the right to live and work in for any employer in New Zealand to apply for this job.

You will need to be available to work on a full time roster including weekends, evenings and Public Holidays.