Peer Support Worker - Awake night shift

Applications close 13 April 2019
  • Awake night shifts opportunities available
  • Based in Christchurch
  • Join us and bring your personality, commitment, compassion and great ideas!



Are you the Peer Support Specialist we are looking for? Someone who is passionate about helping people on their recovery journeys? Do you have your own experience of mental health and/or addictions? If so, then keep reading


We have two positions available working the awake night shift in our Peer Led Acute Alternative Service in Christchurch.

Position one:  Sunday to Wednesday working 11.00pm to 7.30am

Position two:  Thursday to Friday working 11.00pm to 7.30am

Please indicate in your cover letter if you are interested in a specific shift.


As a support worker working the awake night shift 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’ll be reporting to the Team Coach and joining our Peer Led Acute Alternative Service.  This is a service delivery model that provides an alternative to a hospital admission, working in a team of 20 peer support specialists – all with a common purpose to support people experiencing mental illness.



We are interested to hear from people who have a caring nature and work in a recovery focused way.  You will be able to provide medication support for our people and have impeccable attention to detail. If you are shortlisted for interview, we may ask you how you identify as someone who has lived mental health or addictions experience.

You’ll hold a current peer employment training certificate, a current first aid certificate or be willing to obtain one, a full New Zealand drivers licence.


You’ll also have:

Applicants must 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. Please check if your qualifications meet equivalencies at

  • You’re a great listener the sort of person who will listen deeply to the people who use our services
  • You’re a fresh thinker, using curiosity and imagination to generate new ideas
  • You’re energising, inspiring others with enthusiasm and a take action approach
  • You’re a communicator - the sort of positive person who loves working with people


The Benefits

In this role, you can look forward to 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!


Ready to take a closer look at Pathways? Then APPLY HERE


APPLICATIONS CLOSE 5.00pm, Saturday 13 April 2019.  PLEASE NOTE this advert may close if suitable candidates are found prior to the closing date.


To view a full position description, please click here    


Please contact Dawn Hastings, Team Coach on (021) 902 940 if you have any questions.


For further information, visit our website


**All new appointees into Pathways require background checking. Under the requirements of the Vulnerable 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.