Peer Support Worker - Aod
Peer Support Worker - AOD Job Description Peer Support Worker Residential AOD Respite Service Permanent, Part-time (32 hours per week), rostered shifts This residential services operates 24 hours, 7 days a week, based in Manurewa Are you looking for an exciting role where you can make a difference using your personal experience of addictions and recovery? If the answer is yes, then this might be the job for you Ember is an innovative, entrepreneurial company which sits at the cutting edge of values-based mental health and AOD services and is 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 AOD to make a difference in the lives of others.
As 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: - Have a Health and Wellbeing L4 certificate or equivalent. - Are mature, patient and respectful - Have experienced AOD and recovery themselves and can act as role model to others - Have strong cultural competencies in working within different cultures - Have good communication and active listening skills - Are positive and encouraging and have a good sense of humour - Are willling to embrace change and learn - Will hang in there when the going gets tough and are resilient and assertive - Are critical and reflective thinkers - Are able to work in an ethical framework - Are able to work rostered shifts as part of a supportive team - Have computer skills (especially e-mail and word processing) - Have completed Peer Employment Training - Have a full NZ drivers licence A Job Description can be downloaded from the Ember website: http://www.Ember.
org.nz/careers Closing Date: Sunday 6th September 2020 To apply for this position, please submit all of the following documents: 1) Download and complete an Application Form http://Ember.org.
nz/careers 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: lee.bartonember.org.
nz Peer Support Worker - AOD Ember Services Limited Job type: Part Time Hours of work: 32 Location: Manukau City Listed: 27-08-2020 Closes: 10-09-2020 Reference: 434288-ORT.