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Support Worker

We have an opportunity in our Te Wairua Service for a mature, caring full time Support Worker to join our dedicated team, based in Royal Oak.

The Te Wairua programme operates under a unique residential-based Therapeutic Community. You will be providing support to tāngata whai ora (people seeking wellness) as part of a multi-disciplinary team, working the following hours:

  • Sunday 1.15pm – 9.15pm
  • Monday 1.15pm – 9.15pm
  • Tuesday 9.00am – 5.00pm
  • Wednesday 9.00am – 5.00pm
  • Thursday 9.00am – 5.00pm

Our ideal applicants will have:

  • Previous experience working as a Support Worker, or similar role
  • A level 4 Certificate in Health and Care (or willing to work towards completing this)
  • A willingness to learn about and embrace the Therapeutic Community (TC) model
  • Strong communication and relationship skills
  • An interest in Māori and Pasifika people’s customs and cultural norms
  • Experience of working in the addictions or mental health field (desirable)
  • A full NZ Driver's Licence

Reliability, honesty and common sense are also essential qualities.

In return we offer:

  • Salary $54,142 - $62,566 depending on qualifications and experience
  • $2500 annual after hours allowance + car parking
  • Paid meal breaks + free meals/ fruit
  • 22 days annual leave and 5 days paid study leave per annum

More about us:

Odyssey has supported thousands of New Zealanders whose lives are affected by alcohol, drug or other addiction challenges. We wholeheartedly believe that everyone living in New Zealand should have the opportunity to live life to the fullest, to feel hopeful about their future and to have meaningful relationships with friends and whānau.

To apply, please send your CV and a cover letter, and complete the additional information questionnaire online. For all enquiries, please contact Michelle Nicholson on 021 578262

Closing date: Monday. 24 June 2024

Police and Oranga Tamariki clearance checks are also required for this role.

Odyssey is an equal opportunity employer and a smoke free organisation. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We particularly encourage applications from Māori and Pasifika candidates.