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Casual Support Worker

  • Get your foot in the door with one of the leading MH organisations in NZ
  • Flexibility and variety, morning, afternoon & night shifts available 24/7
  • Based in Nelson + $23.38 - $29.10 per hour

Join Pathways as a casual support worker and help people with mental illness to live their dreams

Pathways | Mō mātou

As a leading mental health and addiction service provider in Aotearoa, we are proud to support people to live full lives within their communities; hopeful and connected to what matters to them.

The Benefits | Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou

  • New salary rates - earn up to $29.10per hr
  • Our awake nights shifts receive a complementary meal
  • A wide range of discounts through our employee discounts app
  • Discount at Specsavers for you and your whānau (family) members
  • EAP support services

The role |Mō tēnei tūranga mahi

Our casual roles cover leave for permanent Support Workers in Nelson, providing you with the opportunity to gain valuable experience across a range of our services (community mobile, respite, residential and recovery). The hours of work are not regular and are offered when they become available, so if you’re looking for a role with flexibility then we’d love to hear from you.

Applicant must be able to work flexible hours including awake night shifts and be able to work across all services.

This role will always have variety and it could include things like:

  • Goal setting and building confidence
  • Securing a job or finding a place to live
  • Supporting people with budgeting and independent daily living skills
  • Attending appointments and advocating for people
  • Assisting people to connect with their communities
  • Medication support where required
  • Supporting whai ora with their daily routine
  • Maintaining the house
  • Supporting people to manage their distress
  • Be prepared to do whatever it takes - cleaning, cooking, gardening or helping with everyday tasks

You | Mōu

If you don’t have any prior knowledge or experience that’s ok, we offer all our staff the opportunity to become qualified.

You’ll also:

  • Hold a full New Zealand driver’s licence
  • Hold a comprehensive first aid Certificate or willing to obtain one – covering 6400, 6401 and 6402 unit standards
  • You will either hold the New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing Level 4 or above (or a recognised equivalent) or be willing to commence study towards this qualification within six months of starting with us. To check equivalency go to https://www.tewhatuora.govt.nz/our-health-system/pay-equity-settlements/care-and-support-workers-pay-equity-settlement/pay-equity-and-qualification-equivalencies

Knowledge of, and demonstrable commitment to, the principles of the Te Tiriti Waitangi.

Position description: https://www.wisegroup.co.nz/wp-content/uploads/2024/04/PW-Support-Worker.pdf

Closing Date | Rā Katinga: this advert will run until our roles are filled.

Contact: Vanessa Kingsbury, Team Coach on 027 288 0309 if you have any questions.

For further information, visit our website www.pathways.co.nz

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