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Support Worker

  • Permanent role, working 32 hours a week
  • Based in Christchurch
  • Support individuals in distress experience a positive personal recovery journey

We’re looking for someone with a good understanding and commitment to the principles of recovery and trauma informed care. 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 position available in our Residential team, based in Christchurch. This is a permanent role, working 32 hours per week, Sunday and Wednesday, 3pm – 11.30pm.

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.


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 Residential team in Chirstchurch, working in a team of Support Workers – all with a common purpose to support people experiencing mental illness.


You will be someone who wants to work in a close knit and supportive team. You will have a caring nature and a passion for supporting people in a recovery focused approach to help with their recovery journeys. You will need to be able to provide medication support for our people when needed.

You will have impeccable attention to detail and have plenty of common sense. You will have a high level of knowledge around community supports and how to navigate and access external services for the people we support. Of course, you will have heaps of initiative and be keen to learn.

You must have:

  • Applicants must hold the New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (NZCHW) or a recognised equivalent.
  • A current full, clean driver’s license.
  • A current first aid certificate or willingness to get one (comprehensive course covering units 6400, 6401, 6402)

In addition, you will uphold key attributes, such as:

  • Being a great listener, the sort of person who will listen deeply to the people who use our services.
  • Being a fresh thinker, using curiosity and imagination to generate new ideas and be able to solve problems.
  • Being energising, inspiring others with enthusiasm and a take action approach.
  • Being an exceptional communicator, the sort of positive person who loves working with people.
  • Having excellent time management and admin skills.

The Covid-19 Public Health (Vaccination) Order requires the full vaccination of anyone conducting high-risk work in the health and disability sector, or who does not necessarily provide a health service but works in a role that requires frequent contact/engagement with those who do. Therefore, all workers within the Wise Group are required by the Order to be vaccinated.

The Benefits

In this role, you can look forward to having 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!

Closing Date: Thursday 29th November 2021. Please note, this advert may close if suitable candidates are found.

Position Description:

Contact: Tina Sheveleva, Team Coach 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.