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Support Worker

  • Permanent Part-time role based in Blenheim
  • Unique opportunity to join a highly regarded national mental health provider
  • This is an essential worker role with a potential to build your experience

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.


Hi! We’re Pathways, and we’ve been delivering community-based mental health and wellbeing services in the Marlborough region, with a base in Blenheim since 1 February 2020.

As a Support Worker 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.

The role

We’re looking for a caring support worker to work in our Residential service in Blenheim. This is a permanent part-time role, working 2 days per week Friday, and Saturday, 3pm to 11:30pm.

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.

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.

You also:

  • Must hold a current full New Zealand driver’s licence
  • Hold a current first aid certificate or are you willing to obtain one
  • You’ll hold the New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing Level 4 (NZCHW) or a recognised equivalent or be working towards this qualification.

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. Our permanent staff will look forward to flexible work arrangements, extra leave, income protection insurance and subsidies for school holiday childcare

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: Thursday 7th October 2021. Please note, this advert may close sooner if a suitable candidate is found.

Position Description: To view a full position description, please copy and paste the following link into your browser -

Contact: Anne Barnes, Team Coach, on 027 243 1274, 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.