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:
As a Community Support Worker (CSW), you'll be working autonomously with our Tangata whai ora, supporting them to engage and remain in their chosen community and helping them to work on self-directed goals to regain independence, maintain wellbeing and achieve their fullest potential and quality of life. The CSW is required to participate in support and needs assessment, goal setting, and risk management.
The role also involves collaboratively working with the whānau/family as well as working under the multi-disciplinary framework with the Community Mental Health Centres. You will attend regular clinical review meetings with mental health clinicians and other professionals.
- Support our tangata whai ora (service users) autonomously
- 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 has commitment and passion for supporting people in their communities. You will also:
- Hold a clean full NZ driver’s license.
- Hold the New Zealand Level 4 Certificate in Health and Well-being (or recognised equivalent) or be willing to commence study towards this qualification within 6 months of employment.
- Have excellent communication, interpersonal and advocacy skills.
- Strong technology skills; must be experienced in using Microsoft Office products and familiar with databases
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 bonus!
- An interest in Māori and Pasifika people’s customs and cultural norms
Apply now if you have a genuine passion for helping others, and want to be part of a supportive and engaging team.