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Casual Support Workers

  • Casual employment across Wellington region in Community, Respite and residential
  • Morning, afternoon & night shifts available 24 hours/7 days a week
  • Bring your personality, commitment, compassion and great ideas to our team


Casual roles are to cover leave for permanent Support Workers - the hours of work are not regular and are offered when they become available. We operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. As a causal you’ll be able to work across our continuum of services over a 7 day working week. We’re looking for people who can work in all or some of the following places: Kapiti Coast, Wellington and Hutt Valley.

The shifts are:

  • Awake night shifts: 10.45pm - 7.15am. We currently have a high need to fill these shifts.
  • Morning shifts: 7.00am - 3.30pm
  • Afternoon shifts: 2.30 pm - 11.00 pm or 2.45 pm – 11.15 pm

As a Casual Support Worker, you will be working across our services: community mobile, respite, residential and recovery, which are across the Wellington Region. As majority of the services are not on reliable bus routes that align with shift start and end times, you will need to have your own transport for getting to work, you might be working at a variety of different tasks, in respite supporting up to four guests with medication support, providing a listening ear for long periods at times; supporting with activities on site, maintaining a large home; cleaning, cooking and serving healthy attractive meals, hosting and visiting clinical teams

In our Residential services you will be beside the person supporting with appointments, shopping, cleaning, medication etc. In our community services you will be undertaking home based support that includes support people with household tasks, attending appointments, grocery shopping taking medication and exercise from home.

In our community teams you will be visiting people in their own homes to support them with a home-based recovery daily living activity, including support with taking medication, meal planning and preparation, grocery shopping, gardening, household cleaning and exercise from home.


Transforming mental health and addictions through fostering strong, compassionate, self-supporting communities.

The Team

You’ll be reporting to the Team Coach and joining our Pathways Wellington team who all have the common purpose to support people experiencing mental illness.


If you have a caring nature, work in a recovery focused way, and have impeccable attention to detail then we would love to hear from you.

You will also need to have:

  • A current full driver’s licence
  • A current first aid certificate or are you willing to obtain one
  • For our respite services, applications must hold the New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (NZCHW) or a recognised equivalent, or are currently studying towards this qualification or a recognised equivalent?
  • Applicants must hold the New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (NZCHW) or a recognised equivalent. Alternatively, you will commence study towards this within six months of starting your employment with Pathways. This needs to be completed within two years of commencement. Pathways offers significant support for support workers to complete this study.
  • Able to be flexible and available for varying shifts

The Benefits

In this role, you can look forward to having a great team around you every day working in an organisation that believes in its’ purpose. Be part of a supportive work environment where life balance is encouraged, people are valued, and new solutions are the norm.

Closing Date: 30 June 2021.

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Contact: Danita Rajiah, Team Coach on 027 236 5292 if you have any questions.

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.