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Support Worker

  • Full-time role available, working Friday - Monday
  • Based in Onehunga, Auckland
  • Join us and bring your personality, commitment, compassion and great ideas!

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


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 a full-time role available based in our Te Whare Waimahana service in Onehunga, Auckland. The hours for the role are 3pm – 11:30pm, Friday – Monday.

Our Service is an acute alternative to hospital admission, in a safe, peaceful and supportive environment. It provides 6 beds for short- term stay, and a variety of relaxing/ therapeutic activities are available to our guests.

As a Support Worker your role will be supporting people towards independent living and with their medication. You might be supporting them to access the resources they need to live well and assist them towards building resilience into their lives. You will be encouraging and assisting people to connect with their communities and building relationships that matter most, and you’ll need to be prepared to do whatever it takes to make a difference.


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 Pathways Auckland team, working in a team of Support Workers and a Registered Health Professional – all with a common purpose to support people experiencing mental distress.


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.

  • You must hold a current full drivers licence
  • Hold a current first aid certificate or be willing to obtain one
  • Applicants must hold the New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (NZCHW) or a recognised equivalent, or currently working towards it.

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.

The Benefits

In this role, you can look forward to extra leave, subsidies for school holiday childcare 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!

Ready to take a closer look at Pathways? Then apply now.

Closing Date: 23rd September 2021. Please note, this advert may close sooner if a suitable candidate is found

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Contact: Melanie Govender, Team Coach, 0274050311 for any further 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.