Peer Support Worker and Support Worker -Turangi Based

Job Description

Peer Support Workers and Support Workers Wanted (TURANGI Based) AKA Agents of Change - Kaimahi Āwhi Hau Ora Whakarerekētia

Turangi Based High and Complex Needs Residential Rehabilitation

Permanent, Full-time (40 hours per week), rostered shifts This residential service operates 24 hours, 7 days a week, Lakes District

Pay Rate: $21.50ph to $27.00ph (This role falls under Pay Equity Settlement for Mental Health Support Workers. Pay rate depends on qualification)

E ngā mana, e ngā reo, Rangatira ma, tenei te panui ake I tenei Turanga, kua tu wātea mai hei kaimahi mo Ember Korowai Takitini.

“Ehara taku toa, I te toa takitahi engari I toa takitini” ‘My strength is not that of a single warrior but that of many.’

Wanting to work somewhere that truly values the incredible role you play in society?

Looking for a place where your ideas are sought, even the outside of the box ones – especially the outside of the box ones? Longing to do the real mahi that makes real life changes rather than just talk about it?

Looking for a place where you can actually apply your experience, training, skills and whatever it is that makes you amazing?

Ko pai tēnēi mahi? Nau mai piki mai, haere mai! If the answer is yes, then this might be the job for you!

Ember is an amazing organisation helping those in need to dream bigger and bulldoze the obstacles that stand in the way of them and their best life. We do this by thinking outside of the box, adopting the whole is better than the sum of its parts approach and by making sure we always live up to our principles and values.

We have 38 unique services spanning from Kaitaia to Taupo where we help people with mental distress, addictions and/or intellectual disability discover their path in life and to develop whatever skills and supports they need to travel it.

The most important part of this recipe are our staff. So, we make sure to take care of them with supervision, training and supportive management to make sure they become the best practitioners they can.

Ratonga Mahi - The Service

We’re absolutely over the moon to be opening a brand new High and Complex needs Residential service in the Lakes region. This means we can start with a blank canvas and paint a beautiful culture draped in fresh new ideas and soaked in a ‘we can do anything mentality’! We opened the first half of the service in Turangi in May this year and are forming a team of talented and awe-inspiring practitioners to make our vision a reality.

We are currently looking for peer support workers who can bring their valuable lived experience of recovery to the service, as well as fantastic support workers who currently hold a level 4 health and wellbeing certificate (or acknowledged equivalent) or higher qualification. Everyone in our whanau must share our philosophy that anyone can improve their lives with the right mix of support, empathy and hard work.

Ko ngā pukenga kia eke ai koe i tÄ“nei tÅ«ranga. In addition to the paper qualification we’re looking for those with:

• Kia Kotahitanga tatou – he tangata, he tangata, he tangata. Client-centered, recovery-focused approach. You must unwaveringly believe in people’s ability to progress no matter the obstacles.

• Koinga te mahi whānau, hapu, Iwi i nga wā katoa - A zest for working with whānau, other agencies and people from all different cultures.

• He pukenga ōhou ki te whakahonohono tāngata me te whakawhitiwhiti korero rerekÄ“. Balance between having the ability to make common sense decisions whilst also being able to think unconventionally and try new things.

He ngakau harikoa me āronga hātekēhi. A great sense of humor and likes to be in a quirky environment.

Kahahihiri tōu mahi ora, mahi pai. Dynamic, loves change, brings ideas, energy to drive positive changes within the sector.

• Me taunakitanga. A full Driver’s License.

• He tino pai koe e mahi ana Roro hiko. Know your way around a computer and preferably Microsoft programmes

• Mātauranga hau ora Hinengaro, kaupapa Māori me nga tauira hohou rongo. Knowledge of mental health rehabilitation approaches (e.g. cognitive remediation, psychosocial rehabilitation), experience working with co-occurring addictions and/or cognitive difficulties and knowledge of Māori health approaches would be greatly welcomed.

• Kanui te whākamana a Tangata Motuhake me Tangata Hiwaora. Lived experience of recovery is seen as a huge strength and is essential for our peer support workers.

For more information about this job, please contact: Peti Deed, General Manager, on 027 700 2608

Closing Date: Monday, 2nd August 2021 at 12:00pm

A Job Description can be downloaded from the Ember website:

To apply for this position, please submit all of the following documents:

1. Download, complete and submit an Application Form from

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

Peer Support Worker and Support Worker -Turangi Based

Ember Services Limited

Job type:

Full Time, Permanent

Hours of work:





$20.00 - $25.00 per hour