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Community Support Worker - Aspirations - West Auckland

Spectrum Care Trust has a vocational support service in Auckland for people with intellectual disabilities. These people are young, vibrant and ready to find their place in the world, and your job will be to help them do that!

As a Community Support Worker you will take on tasks that are dynamic and will depend on the needs and dreams of each person. You will support people to find and follow those dreams; making friends, having fun, connecting and contributing to their local communities, continuing to grow personally, and to find work, education, and other meaningful occupation. A particular focus will be on assisting people to gain life and work experience, to develop skills which will help them into employment. This might be in open employment- ordinary jobs available locally, or supported self-employment via social enterprises and micro-enterprises. That's a big ask, so we need a really special team. Interested?

We are looking for people who are energetic and passionate. People with hobbies and interests and skills that they will enjoy sharing with others. It could be drama, music, art, dance, entrepreneurialism, the environment, horticulture, hospitality, sports or something completely different. We need people who are well connected to their communities and will help others connect to them too. You need to be a natural teacher, be observant and intuitive, genuinely respectful and appreciative of diversity, and be kind, fun and patient.

This is a Casual position based in Henderson, West Auckland. Spectrum is a well-established provider, with more than 100 worksites and support options across the whole Auckland region, Hamilton, Tauranga and Wellington.

Skills & Experience

  • Able to communicate effectively and supportively with your colleagues and the people you support
  • Comfortable with reporting and administration tasks
  • Empathic and willing to support people with any personal cares, such as bathing, dressing and toileting if necessary

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Energy, passion and a commitment to helping people with disabilities live the lives of their choice
  • A Full driver's licence
  • A relevant qualification or the commitment to achieve a Community Support Worker Level Three qualification
  • Experience supporting people with disabilities and/or challenging behaviour
  • The ability to use a computer effectively, including programs such as Word, Internet Explorer, and email

If you're interested in supporting people to develop self-confidence and independence, and live their lives of choice, lives like any other, in their own communities, then we want to hear from you today!

For more information, please contact Sophie on (09) 634 9730