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Support Worker

  • Permanent full-time position, working Monday to Friday
  • Join us and bring your personality, commitment, compassion and great ideas!
  • Based in Wellington

We’re looking for someone to partner with Primary Care GP Practices and our NGO colleagues in the Northern Wellington region.


We’re looking for someone to be part of the Wellington Pathways Access and Choice team to partner with Primary Care GP Practices and our NGO colleagues.

We have a full-time role working Monday to Friday between the hours of 8.30am to 5.00 pm in Wellington.

You’ll be part of a broader multi-disciplinary team providing service to a specific model of care as described by clear protocols. You’ll work across two GP practices in Wellington.

You will learn about the approach and work alongside your peers to enhance access to a range of supports in the community and help facilitate choice by working with the broader team to identify which Provider or community agency is best suited to work with a person. The service offers short, targeted interventions to people.

About Pathways

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 Wellington Pathways’ Access and Choice team, working in the community with a team of other passionate Support Workers – all with a common purpose to support people in their recovery from mental distress.


You’ll have a caring nature and be passionate about helping people on their recovery journeys. People will describe you as a real ‘people person’- someone who can relate to and connect with anyone – a team player who has great communication skills and loves to have a laugh. You’ll be a skilled practitioner that can help people set clear goals and support them to implement the plan. Because you’ll be working with GP practices, ideally, you’ll have existing and strong GP connections in the location.

  • You must hold a current full New Zealand driver’s licence
  • Hold a current comprehensive 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 be currently studying towards this qualification 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.

At the Wise Group we are passionate supporters of our communities and vulnerable populations. We place a high value on the safety and wellbeing of our staff, the people we support and our communities. The Wise Group supports the Ministry of Health recommendation for vaccinations to protect us all against COVID-19. It is our expectation that all 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: 28th September 2021. Please note, this advert may close early if a suitable candidate is found

Position description:

Contact: Agnie Munoz Cubillos, Team Coach on 04 978 2543 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.