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With Auckland in Level 3 restrictions, and the rest of the country in Level 2, Te Pou offices are now closed. However, our team is working from home, and can be contacted by email or phone as usual - see our staff contact page for details. Stay safe everyone.

Support Worker - Awake Nights

Applications close 24 August 2020
  • Permanent awake night shift available
  • Unique opportunity to join a highly regarded national mental health provider
  • Supportive work environment, values-based organisation

We’re looking for a support worker to join our team in our awake night shift role, supporting our 24-hour, 7 day a week service. 

Summary
Hi! We’re Pathways, and from 1 February 2020 we’re going to be delivering community-based mental health and wellbeing services in Nelson.

Our staff are our greatest asset. So, one of our top priorities is to recruit an incredible local team of people who are as passionate as we are about supporting people experiencing mental illness to live well in the Nelson community.

The role
We’re looking for a caring support worker to work in our local Nelson Residential Recovery Service on the Awake Night shift. 
 
As a support worker on 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.  You will report to your relevant Team Coach.

This is a permanent position working 32 hours per week, Wednesday to Saturday in the Awake Night Shift from 11.00pm to 7.30am in our Nelson Residential Recovery Service. 

About you
You’ll have a caring nature and the ability to work with people from a person-centered approach. You’ll always work in a recovery focused way and have impeccable attention to detail, and are able to provide medication support.

  • You must hold a current full New Zealand driver’s licence
  • Do you hold a current first aid certificate or are you willing to obtain one
  • You will either hold the New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (or a recognised equivalent) or be willing to commence study towards this qualification within six months of starting with us.  We offer our staff significant support to complete this study.

Words we use to describe our attributes as an organisation include courageous, curious, optimistic, compassionate, joyful, tenacious, creative and connectors. You’ll relate whole heartedly to this list and share our people-focused values.

About us
At Pathways we're passionate about supporting people with experience of mental illness or addictions - we’ve been dedicated to it for 30 years. We provide community-based mental health, addiction and wellbeing services throughout New Zealand, supporting around 6000 adults and young people in communities all through New Zealand each year to live well in the communities of their choice.

The Benefits
In this role, you’ll attract the new pay rates introduced as part of the pay equity settlement and have 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 apply: CLICK HERE

APPLICATIONS CLOSE: Monday 24 August 2020.  PLEASE NOTE, this role may close early if suitable candidates are found.  

Position description:  CLICK HERE  

Contact: Nicola Coleman, Team Coach on 027 350 6331 if you have any questions.

For further information, visit our website www.pathways.co.nz

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.