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Causal Support Worker

  • Casual part- time position
  • Causal shifts offered across the Wellington services
  • Working in the mental health sector


Join our Wellington Pathways’ Recovery House Service, supporting people to regain their mental health and independence.

The role is for a causal part time worker, working across two Crisis Respite Houses, both managed by the same Team Leader and within the same team. Recovery House is a four bed house based in Broadmeadows, and Champion is a two bed Respite based in Porirua.

Come and join our friendly team as work to provide a nurturing, safe environment as we support people along their road to recovery.

As a support worker you will be providing support for service users throughout the evening, as well as being there to provide any support needed during the night. While the people you support are asleep, you will be kept busy with other tasks like cleaning and supporting the day shifts with maintaining things like filing, first aid kits, emergency kits and preparation of paperwork.


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

The Team

You will be reporting to the Team Coach and joining our Wellington Pathways’ Recovery House team, working with a team of other passionate Support Workers – all with a common purpose to support people in their recovery from mental distress.


You will be someone who wants to work in a close knit and supportive team. You will have a caring nature and a passion for supporting people in a recovery focused approach to help with their recovery journeys. People will describe you as a real ‘people person’- someone who can relate to and connect with anyone – a team player who loves to have a laugh. You will have excellent time management skills, be able to problem solve, have good admin skills, be practical and have plenty of common sense. Of course, you will also have heaps of initiative and be keen to learn.

You’ll also have:

  • A current full New Zealand driver’s licence
  • A current first aid certificate or be willing to obtain one
  • Hold the New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (NZCHW) or a recognised equivalent or be currently studying towards this qualification or a recognised equivalent.

The Benefits

Be part of a supportive work environment where professional development is encouraged through training and ‘on the job’ experience, people are valued, and new solutions are the norm!

APPLICATIONS CLOSE: Friday 30th July 2021. Please note, this advert may close sooner if a suitable candidate is found.

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Contact: Danita Rajiah, Team Coach at or 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.