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Casual Support Worker

  • Casual employment available based in our adult and youth services in Tauranga
  • Shifts available across the full 24 hours, 7 days per week
  • Join us and bring your personality, commitment, compassion and great ideas!

Combine flexibility and shift variety as a casual support/ youth worker in the mental health sector. Are you prepared to ‘do whatever it takes’?


We operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We have one adult respite service and 4 different adult and youth services in Tauranga and we need casuals in all of these services.

The shifts are:

  • Day Shifts: 7.00am -3.30pm
  • Afternoon shifts: 3.00pm – 11.30pm
  • Night shifts (8 hour awake): 11.00pm -7.30am

As a Casual Support/ Youth Worker, you will always have variety in your work. On a given shift you might be supporting with budgeting and independent daily living skills, attending appointments, provide medication support and advocating for people, or you might be assisting people to connect with their communities. Casual roles are to cover leave for permanent Support/ Youth Workers or to support with additional roster cover.

As part of our whaanau your practice of whanaungatanga and manaakitanga will bring mana to the tangata whaiora that we support. We believe, and we will do whatever it takes to have every person feel great about their future. In the role of support worker we hope it aligns strongly with our tikanga (principles) and kawa (practice).

We are looking for someone who is able to be flexible and adapt to working within our different services Pathways (adult service) and Real (youth services) have here in Tauranga


  • If you have a caring nature, love people, have impeccable attention to detail and available to cover a range of shifts over a 24/7 period then we would love to hear from you.
  • You must hold a current full driver’s licence.
  • You must hold a current first aid certificate or be willing to obtain one
  • Preferably have the New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (NZCHW) or a recognised equivalent, or be currently studying towards this qualification or a recognised equivalent.
  • Able to be flexible and available for varying shifts, including the awake night shift

The Covid-19 Public Health (Vaccination) Order requires the full vaccination of anyone conducting high-risk work in the health and disability sector, or who does not necessarily provide a health service but works in a role that requires frequent contact/engagement with those who do. Therefore all workers within the Wise Group are required by the Order to be vaccinated.

The Benefits

In addition to our new competitive hourly rates, you can look forward to having a great team around you working in an organisation that believes in its’ purpose. You will be part of a supportive work environment where work life balance is encouraged, people are valued and new solutions are the norm!

Ready to take a closer look at Pathways/ Real? Then apply now.

Closing date: Monday 22 November 2021. Please note, this advert may close sooner if suitable candidates are found prior to the closing date.

Position description:

Contact: Two of our Team Coaches- Narmadha Dhayanandan - 027 543 9704 or Danica Thompson - 027 578 7063

For further information, visit our website

Pathways is committed to healthy lifestyles and actively supports a smoke free environment. We encourage people with experience of mental illness to apply.

**All new appointees into Pathways require background checking. Under the requirements of the Children's Act 2014, new employees that are identified as coming under this act are required to undergo further safety checks as part of the recruitment process.