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Support Worker

· Part time permanent role 24 hours per week

· Based in our Motueka Mobile Team

· Unique opportunity to join a highly regarded national mental health provider

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

We’re looking for someone to work 24 hours per week working Monday to Wednesday. You’ll be based in our Motueka Mobile Service.

As a Support Worker on the Mobile Team you might be kept busy supporting people with budgeting and independent daily living skills or attending appointments and advocating for people. You might be assisting people to connect with their communities. You will need to be prepared to support our people to do whatever it takes - cleaning, cooking, gardening, or helping with everyday household tasks.

We are interested to hear from people who have a caring nature and work in a recovery focused way, have impeccable attention to detail, have proven ability to effectively engage with people and provide them with the support they need.

About you

You’ll have the ability to establish relationships with key stakeholders and community organisations, a passion for working with people in the community, be a great listener, fresh thinker, generate new ideas, inspiring others with enthusiasm and a take action approach, a good communicator and a positive person who loves working with people.

You must also hold:

· Applicants must hold the New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (NZCHW) or a recognised equivalent, or be willing to commence study towards this qualification within six months of starting with us.

· A current full New Zealand driver’s licence

· A current first aid certificate, or be willing to obtain one

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.

The Wise Group are passionate supporters of our communities and vulnerable populations. We place a high value on the safety and wellbeing of our staff and the people we support. We endorse the Ministry of Health recommendation for vaccinations to protect us all against COVID-19. It is therefore our expectation that all new Wise Group employees are vaccinated.

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!

Position description: https://www.wisegroup.co.nz/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/PW_Support-Worker.pdf

Contact: Leah Kininmonth, Team Coach on 027 360 1882 if you have any questions

Closing date: Tuesday 31st August 2021. Please note, this advert may close sooner if a suitable candidate is found.

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.

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