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Part-Time Respite Support Worker
Looking for a job where you can make a real difference?
Do you have one night a week that you are free?
Are you looking for an opportunity to get experience working in the mental health sector?
Koromiko House is a leading mental health respite service on the North Shore, providing a safe, calm, nurturing and home like environment 24/7 for up to seven guests, who will stay with us on average for periods of between 4 to 10 days.
We are looking for someone to join our dynamic team as a part-time Support Worker on Saturday afternoon/evenings to provide support to guests during the hours of 2.30pm – 11pm. You will be working alongside another team member on shift and there is an on call Team Leader available at all times should you need any extra support.
This role is varied and unique as you will be responding to the needs of the guests staying. You will need to have a holistic focus and the people skills to support people in their recovery by encouraging good routine, listening and supporting with strategies when they are distressed or anxious, supervision/administering of medications and to respond to any challenging situations as they arise. You will also be doing practical household tasks such as preparing meals, cleaning tasks and admin jobs such as receiving referrals, liaising with clinical teams, and other support agencies when possible.
Koromiko House is often a fast-paced environment, so you need to be energetic, be practical, have a commitment to processes and procedures, and be able to show initiative.
Who are we looking for?
This part-time position might suit a mature student or person who wants to return to work. The successful applicant will work one regular shifts and be asked, if available, to take on additional shifts.
The ideal applicant(s) will be a calm, caring, and conscientious person who works well with others. They will need excellent listening and communication skills and a willingness and interest in supporting people with their recovery. They will have a person centered approach and align with Equip’s values.
• You will need to have or be willing to work toward the Level 4 National Certificate in Health and Wellbeing or have an equivalent qualification.
• Relevant experience in mental health, addictions, or disability work would be an advantage.
• You will need to have NZ residency or a valid NZ work permit
• You’ll receive a thorough induction and on-going training.
• Most importantly, we are looking for a team player with a can do and resilient attitude.
Who is Equip?
We are an independent mental health Not for Profit organisation associated with Windsor Park Baptist Church and have a strong Christian ethos. With a staff of around 70, we are a values led organisation who truly care about the people we work with and for. We pride ourselves on our professionalism, supportive, inclusive culture and our success is making a positive difference in the lives of others.
• We put our faith into action
• If we can say ‘yes’ we will
• Our people matter
If you think this role sounds like you visit our website: www.equip.net.nz and upload the required completed forms.
Please quote reference number KHPT on the application.
Applications close: 4pm Monday 9th November 2020
Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.