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Support Worker

  • Part-time role available
  • A dynamic, innovative and fast paced environment, based in the Hutt Valley
  • Lived experience is celebrated

Ko te hauora o te tangata te whainga matua. Innovative service providing alternative to traditional hospital setting for

Summary | Whakarāpopototanga

An innovative service providing an alternative to traditional hospital care for people in mental distress.

The role

We’re looking for Support Workers to join our team to deliver this new service approach.

This service supports tangata whaiora experiencing acute mental distress with high mental health support needs. You’ll be supporting them with their mental health/addiction and social needs, both in their home and our community day space. You’ll deliver a range of one-on-one and group therapeutic programmes of intensive short-term interventions, and provide an alternative to hospital admission, or an earlier transition home from hospital.

You will be a part of the innovative team who embraces wellbeing to support tangata whaiora to regain their wellness.

This is a part - time support worker role working Sunday and Monday, 11:00am – 7:30pm. Based in Hutt Valley.


At Pathways we’ve been providing high quality community-based mental health, addiction and wellbeing services throughout Aotearoa for more than 30 years. Our dream is to transform 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 Acute Alternative Hutt Day Service. Peer Support is an integral part of the service. This is a service that closely work with clinical teams and whānau to support tangata whaiora while they are going through a challenging time.

Ma te tini ka taea te tahi.

You | Koe

We are interested to hear from people who have a caring nature and work in a recovery focused way, you are committed to provide evidence-based support to our tangata whaiora and passionate to improve your practice continuously.

You’ll also:

  • Embrace the principles of trauma informed care, Te Ao Māori and Peer support
  • Be comfortable facilitating group and one-on-one sessions with people with high acuity
  • Be a dynamic team player who enjoys a fast-paced environment
  • Hold the New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (NZCHW) or a recognised equivalent
  • Hold a clean full NZ drivers’ licence
  • Hold a current first aid certificate or be willing to obtain one

Pathways, as part of 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 MOH recommendation for vaccinations to protect us all against COVID-19. It is therefore our expectation that all new Wise Group employees are vaccinated.

Ehara taku toa i te toa takitahi, engari he toa takitini.

The benefits | Āwhina

Our staff are our greatest asset.

We provide a supportive work environment where work life balance is encouraged, people are valued and new solutions are the norm!

Our excellent benefits include providing extra annual leave, income protection insurance, flexible working arrangements and subsidies for children’s school holiday programmes.

Ready to take a closer look at Pathways? Apply now.

Applications close | Kaitono kati: 15th November 2021. Please note, this advert may close sooner if a suitable candidate is found before the closing date.

Position Description:

Contact | Whakapā: Mahoro King, 027 235 5086 Team Coach if you have any questions.

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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 Vulnerable 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