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Support Worker

  • Permanent, part-time role available, based in Tauranga
  • Working Awake night shifts, 56 hours per fortnight
  • Join us and bring your personality, commitment, compassion and great ideas!

Support people in the mental health sector with daily living skills and connecting with their communities. Be prepared to ‘do whatever it takes’.


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 part-time position available in our Adult Respite service in Tauranga. 56 hours per week, working a rotating roster:

Week 1- Monday and Tuesday, 11.00pm- 7.30am (16 hours)

Week 2- Friday- Tuesday, 11.00pm- 7.30pm (40 hours)

As a Support Worker working the awake night shift, you will be providing support for service users throughout the evening as well as being there to provide any support needed during the night. While the people you support are asleep, you will be kept busy with other tasks like cleaning and supporting the day shifts with maintaining things like filing, first aid kits, emergency kits and preparation of paperwork.


Transforming mental health and addictions through fostering strong, compassionate, self-supporting communities.

The Team

You’ll be reporting to the Team Coach and working with a team of Support Workers at one of our respite services. This service is a community service supporting people with a lived experience of mental health and addiction.


As part of our whanau your practice of whanaungatanga and manaakitanga will bring mana to the tangata whaiora that we support. We believe, and we will do whatever it takes to have every person feel great about their future. In the role of support worker, we hope it aligns strongly with our tikanga (principles) and kawa (practice).

We are interested to hear from people who have a caring and compassionate nature and work in a recovery focused way. You will have impeccable attention to detail and be able to provide medication support for our people.

  • You must hold a current full, clean driver’s licence.
  • You must hold a current first aid certificate or be willing to obtain one.
  • You must hold the New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (NZCHW) or a recognised equivalent.

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 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.

Applications Close: Monday 18 October 2021. Please note, this advert may close if a suitable candidate is found prior to the closing date.

Position Description:

Contact: Narmadha Dhayanandan, Team Coach, 0275439704

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.