As a Community Support Worker in our Intensive Respite Service you will be a pivotal part of a multi-disciplinary and collaborative team, providing crisis support for young people.
We are looking for resilient, dedicated people to make a difference in the lives of a young people, at a time that is critical for them and their families/whanau.
The role will work with colleagues, family/whanau, professionals and external agencies such as Starship Hospital to provide a temporary home for young people in a time of crisis.
This is a dual role, meaning you'll primarily work as a Community Support worker in our Intensive Respite Service, and periodically in our supported living service, working with people living great lives, and undertaking tasks that depend on the needs and dreams of each person, enabling full engagement in activities.
Who we're looking for
· People who are resilient and confident, with empathy and strong communication
· You'll be positive and energetic, and will be willing to work with young people as they first enter the service and with the youths accessing transitional accommodation.
It's essential that you have:
· A full New Zealand driver's licence
· Availability to work 8 hour shifts, on a 24/7 roster
· Reliability, Resilience, and Passion for working with people
It's desirable that you have:
· Experience working with youths and informed about youth culture and issues
· The commitment to achieve a Community Support Worker Level 3 qualification
· Experience supporting people with disabilities and/or challenging behaviours
· Computer literacy, familiarity with Microsoft programs including MS Office
What the role offers:
· Ongoing development and study opportunities - earn while you learn!
· A meaningful, life changing career
· Work that is valued within the community
· Generous remuneration - up to $29.00 per hour (dependent on relevant qualifications)
If you're interested in supporting people to develop self-confidence and independence, and live their lives of choice, we want to hear from you today!