About Us Equip | Mō mātou:
Equip is an independent mental health not-for-profit organisation associated with Windsor Park Baptist Church. Our Vision is to build stronger communities by putting our faith into action. We achieve this by supporting people to grow by providing high-quality services that meet needs and exceed expectations.
We are a values-led organisation that cares about the people we work with and for. We aim to do what we can to address people’s needs and provide the momentum for them to move forward in their lives by providing high quality services that meet needs and exceed expectations.
Our team feels valued, supported and appreciated which enables us to bring about positive change in the lives of others. We promote work life balance and offer career and leadership development opportunities and support.
The Benefits | Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou
We are an organisation that lives by its values and has a supportive team culture. Some of the benefits we offer include:
Professional development: External and internal paid training, professional and leadership development programme and support towards professional registration and study placements.
Health and Wellness: Free flu vaccine, team building days and extra leave days including birthday leave and Covid-19 related leave.
Employment Assistance Programme: Regular internal and external supervision and peer lead support and supervision.
Other: Laptop, phone (work purposes and for longevity of employment) and use of modern hybrid fleet vehicles for everyday work activities, free on-site parking and staff discount at local childcare (Windsor Park only).
The role | Mō tēnei tūranga mahi:
Koromiko House is a leading mental health respite service on the North Shore, providing a safe, calm, and nurturing home environment for up to seven guests 24/7. Guests stay with us on average between 4 – 10 days.
This role is varied and unique as you will be responding to the needs of the guests staying with us. You will need to have a holistic focus and the people skills to support people in their recovery by encouraging good routine, listening and supporting with strategies when they are distressed or anxious, administering of medications and to respond to any challenging situations as they arise.
You will also be doing practical household tasks such as preparing meals, cleaning tasks and admin jobs such as receiving referrals, liaising with clinical teams, and other support agencies when possible.
The hours are 7:00am - 3:30pm, Saturday only
- Help our tangata whai ora to work on self-directed goals to regain independence, maintain wellbeing and achieve their fullest potential and quality of life.
- Work collaboratively with whānau/family and clinicians.
You | Mōu:
We are looking for individuals who share our values and have commitment and passion for supporting people in their communities. You will also:
- New Zealand Registered Occupational Therapist, Nurse, Social Worker or DAPAANZ-registered
- Sound clinical judgment
- Comprehensive leadership skills and ability to stay calm under pressure
- Have a passion for mentoring others
- Strong communication skills both written and verbal
- A clean full NZ drivers licence
- NZ resident or a valid NZ work visa
- Ability to build rapport and empathise with people from diverse backgrounds
- Have excellent communication, interpersonal and advocacy skills.
- Strong technology skills, must be experienced in using Microsoft Office products.
- Have the ability to work individually and collaboratively under a multi-disciplinary setting
- Have a sound knowledge of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and be able to demonstrate bicultural concepts in practice, or willingness to learn
- If you speak Te Reo Maori it is a bonus!
- An interest in Māori and Pasifika people’s customs and cultural norms