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Support Worker

  • Full-time essential worker role based in Nelson
  • Unique opportunity to join a highly regarded national mental health provider
  • Supportive work environment, values-based organisation

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.


We’re looking for a caring support worker to work in our local Nelson Residential Recovery Service.

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.

This is a permanent full-time position working 32 hours per week, Wednesday to Saturday from 7.00am- 3.30pm in our Nelson Residential Recovery Service.

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, and are able to provide medication support.

  • You must hold a current full New Zealand driver’s licence
  • You’ll have a current first aid certificate or willing to obtain one
  • You’ll hold the New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (NZCHW) or a recognised equivalent or be working towards this qualification.
  • Words we use to describe our attributes as an organisation include courageous, curious, optimistic, compassionate, joyful, tenacious, creative and connectors. You’ll relate whole heartedly to this list and share our people-focused values.

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.

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. 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: Sunday 14th November 2021. PLEASE NOTE, this role may close early if suitable candidates are found.

Position description:

Contact: Emma Smith, Team Coach on 027 22 59181 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.