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Support Worker

  • Full time and part time opportunities available at our Forensics Service
  • Essential worker role that makes a difference in our Tangata Whai Ora
  • Support individuals in distress experience a positive personal recovery journey

We’re looking for someone with a good understanding and commitment to the principles of recovery and trauma informed care. A real ‘people person’ who can engage with anyone!

Summary | Whakarapopototanga

Are you the support worker we are looking for? Someone who is passionate about supporting people on their recovery journeys? If so, then keep reading.

We have four vacancies available, please state in your cover letter the vacancy that suits best:

  • Full-time role vacancy, working 32 hours per week, Sunday and Wednesday 11.00pm to 7.30am
  • Full-time role vacancy, working 32 hours per week, Wednesday to Saturday 11.00pm to 7.30am
  • Full-time vacancy, working 40 hours per week, Sunday to Thursday, 2 weeks AM 7.00 - 3.30pm, PM 3.00pm - 11.30pm alternating.
  • Part-time vacancy, working 24 hours per week, Thursday to Saturday, on a pm shift 3.00pm - 11.30pm.

As a Support Worker in our Te Whare Paki Mai Forensic Residential service, you will be kept busy supporting people in their recovery by teaching them strategies to improve or manage their well-being; provide a listening ear; maintaining the home, cleaning; taking care of documentation, host clinical teams and support service users with medication.

You | Koe

We are interested to hear from people with experience in residential services and someone who have a caring nature and work in a recovery focused way, you will have medication support experience to be able to provide medication support for our people when needed. You’ll have impeccable attention to detail and ideally have some knowledge around community support, and how to navigate and access external services for the people we support. We are looking for down to earth people who have a good sense of humour, integrity, honesty, reliability, and flexibility.

You’ll also

  • You must hold a current full driver’s licence
  • Hold a current first aid certificate or be willing to obtain one
  • Applicants should hold the New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (NZCHW) or a recognised equivalent. Alternatively, you will commence study towards this within six months of starting your employment with Pathways. This needs to be completed within two years of commencement. Pathways offers significant support for support workers to complete this study.

The Covid-19 Public Health (Vaccination) Order requires the full vaccination of anyone conducting high-risk work in the health and disability sector, or who does not necessarily provide a health service but works in a role that requires frequent contact/engagement with those who do. Therefore all workers within the Wise Group are required by the Order to be vaccinated.

The benefits | Awhina

In this role, you can look forward to extra leave and 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!

Closing date: Monday 14th February 2022. Please note, this advert may close earlier if a suitable candidate is found.

Position description:

Contact | Whakapa: Chrissy Webster, Team Coach on 0272476106 if you have any questions

For further information, visit our website

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.