Equip is a leading mental health organisation, an extension of Windsor Park Church, providing an innovative model of care, effective support and education in the greater Auckland region.

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Fantastic opportunity for casual role close to home!
 


Fantastic Opportunity for Casual Role Close to Home!

 

 Equip is a leading mental health service provider based at Windsor Park on Auckland’s North Shore.  With a team of around 70, we are a values led organisation who truly care about the people we work with and for.  We pride ourselves on our supportive, inclusive culture and our success in making a positive difference in the lives of others.

 We are an independent organisation associated with Windsor Park Baptist Church and have a strong Christian ethos. 

 A great opportunity has arisen for a casual position in the all important reception role.  As a key member of the Operations team, this is a busy role requiring a superb multi tasker who can successfully prioritise and manage the constant demands of reception, front line phone support and general administration.

 We seek a highly organised, detail conscious individual who with their warm, engaging interpersonal style, combines their drive to deliver to the highest standard.

If you have a can do attitude and want to belong to a supportive and positive team making a real difference in our community, we would love to hear from you!

 For a Position Description or to apply, please contact ruth.blackmore@equip.net.nz

 

Applications close: 4pm Monday 21st May 2018


WHAT WILL I NEED?
  • Be computer literate
    Be a NZ resident or have a valid NZ work visa
    Full NZ driver licence

MORE INFORMATION
Job Description
Equip's Core Values 

APPLICATIONS CLOSE

4pm Monday 21st May 2018


apply now

If you have the skills we seek, plus a can do attitude and want to belong to a supportive and engaging team making a real difference in our community, we would love to hear from you!


applications require:

Completed Equip Job Application Form (download an Application Form.) Please quote the reference number FDCasual on the application.
Separate Curriculum Vitae
Cover Letter 
Copy of Driver Licence (front & back)
Current Working Visa (if applicable)


Send the above completed forms to:
Email to: 
ruth.blackmore@equip.net.nz , or

Personal Delivery to: 
Equip
550 East Coast Road
Mairangi Bay
North Shore , or

Post to: 
Equip
PO Box 65 385
Mairangi Bay
Auckland 0754

Monday, April 23, 2018
Great part time role on the Shore
 




ABOUT THE ROLE:

Koromiko House is a leading mental health respite service, providing a safe, relaxed, nurturing and home like environment for up to seven guests, who will stay with us on average for periods of between 4 to 10 days.

The registered health professional position is a part time role (8 hours on a Saturday between the hours of 7am and 3pm) we will also be offering the successful candidate opportunities to cover other shifts as needed. You will be part of a team that is active in creating an environment conducive to the wellbeing of the guests staying at Koromiko House.

This role has some unique characteristics in that you will be the lead member of staff and need to have the people skills to support our guests, deal with any emergency situations as they arise, be able to complete some basic administration and IT tasks and do some household cleaning to keep the property to a high standard whilst also support residential support workers to perform their role to a high standard.

You’ll receive a thorough induction and on-going training and given opportunities to engage with the wider Equip Team.


WHO ARE WE LOOKING FOR?

The ideal applicant will be a calm, conscientious people person who works within a team, they will have a person centered approach and align with Equip’s values

You will need to be a registered nurse, registered occupational therapist, registered social worker or dapannz registered as a minimum. Relevant experience in mental health or disability work would be an advantage and you will need to have NZ residency or a valid NZ work permit as well as a full NZ driver licence.

Most importantly, we are looking for a team player with a can do attitude.


.WHO IS EQUIP?

We are an independent mental health Not for Profit organisation associated with Windsor Park Baptist Church and have a strong Christian ethos.  With a staff of around 70, we are a values led organisation who truly care about the people we work with and for.  We pride ourselves on our professionalism, supportive, inclusive culture and our success is making a positive difference in the lives of others.

OUR VALUES:

we put our faith into action

  • • We are a Christian response to need in our community.
  • We are not here to judge, we are here to help.
  • • We will always do what we can to address people’s needs
  • and provide the momentum for them to move forward in their lives.
  • • This is more than a job. As a team, we are driven by a deep commitment
  • to Christian faith and values. I am committed to doing my part.

 

if we can say ‘yes’ we will

  • • We look for solutions not problems. We have a ‘can do’ attitude.
  • • When we have to say ‘no’, we will do it respectfully
  • • We are team players. We serve with openness and positivity.

 

our people matter

  • • At Equip, we are each part of a bigger picture.
  • We value other roles as much as our own.
  • • We will do everything we can to raise each other up to
  • achieve outcomes greater than any of us can imagine.
  • • We will treat each other well and share the load.
  • • We work through issues face to face and, when necessary,
  • get support from our leaders. I will do my part to build a team
  • culture that is inclusive, safe and positive.


EQUIP’S STAFF SAY:

“I love the culture at Equip.  I have never known a place where you feel so valued and where you are put first.”

“I took the job to change other peoples’ lives, but it changed mine.”

MORE INFORMATION

Equip's Core Values  

APPLICATIONS CLOSE

4pm Tuesday 5th June 2018


apply now

So if you are looking for a job that provides you with a great team, support, work life balance and an excellent remuneration package, download an application pack from our website: www.equip.net.nz.  Please quote reference number KORORHP
 on the application.


applications require:

Completed Equip Job Application Form (download an Application Form. ) 

Separate Curriculum Vitae
Cover Letter 
Copy of Driver Licence (front & back)
Current Working Visa (if applicable)


Send the above completed forms to:
Email to: 
front.desk@equip.net.nz , or

Personal Delivery to: 
Equip
550 East Coast Road
Mairangi Bay
North Shore , or

Post to: 
Equip
PO Box 65 385
Mairangi Bay
Auckland 0754

Monday, April 09, 2018
Awake overnight position can be either a full time or a two person part time position
 



ABOUT THE ROLE:

Koromiko House provides a safe, relaxed, nurturing and home like environment for up to seven guests, who will stay with us on average for periods of between 4 to 10 days.

The awake overnight position can be either a full time or a two-person part time position for the right candidate(s). You will be providing support to guests during the hours of 10:30pm – 07:30am to ensure they have a restful night and a relaxing stay at Koromiko House. There is an on call Team Leader available at all times should you need any extra support.

This role has some unique characteristics in that you will need to have the people skills to sit down and listen to guests when they are unable to sleep, deal with any emergency situations as they arise, be able to complete some basic administration and IT tasks and do some household cleaning to keep the property to a high standard. 


WHO are we looking for?

The ideal applicant(s) will be a calm, conscientious people person who works well for extended times by themselves. They will have a person-centered approach and align with Equip’s values

Most importantly, we are looking for a team player with a can do attitude.


WHO IS EQUIP?

We are an independent mental health Not for Profit organisation associated with Windsor Park Baptist Church and have a strong Christian ethos. With a staff of around 70, we are a values led organisation who truly care about the people we work with and for. We pride ourselves on our professionalism, supportive, inclusive culture and our success is making a positive difference in the lives of others.

Our values:

We put our faith into action

  • We are a Christian response to need in our community.
  • We are not here to judge, we are here to help.
  • We will always do what we can to address people’s needs and provide the momentum for them to move forward in their lives.
  • This is more than a job. As a team, we are driven by a deep commitment to Christian faith and values. I am committed to doing my part.

.

If we can say 'yes' we will

    • We look for solutions not problems. We have a ‘can do’ attitude.
    • When we have to say ‘no’, we will do it respectfully
    • We are team players. We serve with openness and positivity.

Our people matter

      • At Equip, we are each part of a bigger picture.
      • We value other roles as much as our own.
      • We will do everything we can to raise each other up to achieve outcomes greater than any of us can imagine.
      • We will treat each other well and share the load.
      • We work through issues face to face and, when necessary, get support from our leaders.
      • I will do my part to build a team culture that is inclusive, safe and positive.


EQUIP’S STAFF SAY:

“I LOVE THE CULTURE AT EQUIP.  I HAVE NEVER KNOWN A PLACE WHERE YOU FEEL SO VALUED AND WHERE YOU ARE PUT FIRST.”

“I TOOK THE JOB TO CHANGE OTHER PEOPLES’ LIVES, BUT IT CHANGED MINE.”


WHAT WILL I NEED?

  • A genuine passion to work with people, being a good listener and communicator
    Be computer literate
    Be a NZ resident or have a valid NZ work visa
    Full NZ driver licence
    Be a team player who is self motivated and can work autonomously

MORE INFORMATION
Job Description
Equip's Core Values 

APPLICATIONS CLOSE

4pm Tuesday 5th June 2018


apply now

If you are looking for a job that provides you with a great team, support, work life balance and an excellent remuneration package, we would love to hear from you!


applications require:

Completed Equip Job Application Form (download an Application Form.) Please quote the reference number KOROAN on the application.
Separate Curriculum Vitae
Cover Letter 
Copy of Driver Licence (front & back)
Current Working Visa (if applicable)


Send the above completed forms to:
Email to: 
front.desk@equip.net.nz , or

Personal Delivery to: 
Equip
550 East Coast Road
Mairangi Bay
North Shore , or

Post to: 
Equip
PO Box 65 385
Mairangi Bay
Auckland 0754

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Saturday, May 09, 2015
"Equip visits have built up my confidence again."
I look forward to my Community Support Worker (CSW)’s visits and the company. More often than not, we have had fine weather to go out and sit in the park. This has built up my confidence to get out and back into the community once more. One of the things that has given me great joy and a deep, deep feeling of peace within me is going back to church. Once I expressed this was something I would like to do again, my CSW got Carol to come and visit. Carol found a local church that holds a weekly communion service on a Wednesday. This has meant a lot to me. A bonus good cup of coffee and homemade cake afterward gives me the opportunity to get to know one or two of the other folk there. I am very grateful to Equip for this opportunity and their visits have meant so much to me.


Friday, May 08, 2015
"Kevin’s family love having him closer to them again."

When Kevin first first came to Equip he didn’t really have any social contacts and this wasn’t helped by him having no phone or means of communication. Kevin’s first goal was to get a cell phone which he has now and is used to keep in contact with his family.

Over time Kevin was supported by Equip staff to get out of the house and have social contact with his family as he was very isolated living on his own and having no friends... He joined a social group which helped him have some contacts with people who had common interests to himself and it gave him somewhere to go. This lead to Kevin going out to visit his friends down the road and had a few visits with his family which he really enjoyed. He said it made him feel really good spending time family but he didn’t think his they would want him to live with them.

Kevin had stated in the past that he wanted to get back into his old work as a builder but hadn’t made any steps towards this. During the visit to his family home he did some building work and discovered how much he had enjoyed doing it. It made him realize that he was capable of working again. Kevin and his support worker problem solved ways to look for and get building work. He ended up finding a job through a friend which he wasn’t needed for in the end but he was really happy about the prospect of getting work and an income.

Kevin’s suppork worker spoke on and off with Kevin’s family members and let them know how much Kevin enjoyed going to their place and spending time with them. In fact Kevin ended up spending Christmas with his famliy whereas normally he would be on his own.

Just recently, Kevin decided to move in with family and is enjoying greater connection with them and his confidence had grown to a point where he was able to make the relocation arrangements himself. Kevin’s family say they love having him closer to them again and are supporting his efforts to get permanent work.




Friday, May 08, 2015
"A lot of situations and things puzzled me."
Hi, I’m Vaoesea and I grew up in Hastings. Just before I went to College I moved with my family to West Auckland and completed my schooling there. When I finished schooling I went to University but struggled and did not cope. I also seemed to be unable to get a job, had no friends, no direction and was shy and lacking in confidence. And for some reason I was angry all the time. Something was not quite right but I didn’t know what it was. I ended up seeing a Psychiatrist and despite this was having trouble communicating with my family. I would head off for long walks in the bush and one night spent the whole night sitting under a tree in the Waitakeres.

I guess if I was to describe how I felt at the time, it was that I was angry a lot and also I started to experience a sensation of dreaming while I was awake. The things I dreamed about felt real but over time I got to realise that they weren’t. A lot of situations and things puzzled me.

This all came to a head one day when I had an argument with my mother and went to the Police to make a complaint against her. The Police got a Doctor to come and check me out. I was taken in a Police car to an inpatient mental health unit, put in isolation and strip searched. It was very degrading and frightening. And I struggled with being separated from family.

After a period of time I came out of the hospital and went back home. I became fascinated and absorbed by the war in Kuwait.

Eventually I moved into what was called a ‘therapeutic community’ in the city where I lived in a big house with a number of other people who had mental health issues. While there I got my first job in a lunch bar in Queen Street but had to leave it because it did not work out.

I left the community and followed my boyfriend up to Whangarei but unfortunately we broke up soon after and my Mother and brother had to come up and get me and I was once again admitted to an inpatient unit for a time. It was during that second stay that I got offered some therapy which I found calming and helpful.

After leaving the unit I went back to the therapeutic community and learnt how to be a reliable flatmate, budget and socialise.

Eventually, I got the chance to move into a three bedroom flat with two other people who received support from a mental health support service. This time things went better. I got a cleaning job which I seemed to manage quite well and was able to hold on to.

Things change a lot in mental health services but a change that was good for me was that the flat we were in became available for us to rent independently. We all got our names on the lease and each of us received support from Equip. This was the first time in 15 years that I felt I had some real independence. I got well enough to not need support at all.

When I heard about the Client Advisor role coming up at Equip I was encouraged by others to apply. Whilst I did not think I probably had the confidence or skills to do the role something urged me to give it a go.

I have been in that role for five years and have been stretched and learnt a lot. Because my job is on the North Shore I decided to move there and most weekends I spend with my brother at his place.

Who would have thought that the University drop out is now advising an organisation with 60 staff and 220 clients how to put the person at the centre of their services and giving that service feedback from service users as to what is working and what is not.

Who knows what else I can do – it will be exciting to find out.


Friday, May 08, 2015
"Equip gave me hope and a sense of progress when I had none"
It was hard waiting for such a long time in hospital but Equip staff really gave me and my mum hope that one day I would get out and have my own flat and a job.  They helped me work on my CV and confidence skills and while the waiting for somewhere to live took awhile, I worked on these things.  My mum was involved too and she offered me a lot of support and she and Equip worked together.  Through Equip I got to see a Dietician every week and she helped me to lose weight and get fit.

I am out of hospital now and whilst I am in supported accommodation I know that eventually I will get my own flat and a job.

Equip gave me hope and a sense of progress when I had none.

Tim


Friday, May 08, 2015