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Support Worker

  • Several full-time roles available at our new residential service
  • Based in Miramar, Wellington
  • Join us and bring your personality, commitment, compassion and great ideas!

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 excited to be opening a new housing and recovery service in Miramar, Wellington that will be delivering mental health and wellbeing services. If you’re interested to be a part of this new service then keep reading to find out more.

Role | Mō tēnei tūranga mahi

We’re looking for a group of people to join our new Wellington Pathways residential Miramar team, supporting people to regain their mental health and independence.

We have several full-time positions available, please indicate in your cover letter your top three preferences.

Role 1: Sunday to Thursday, working 7.00am – 3.30pm

Role 2: Sunday to Thursday, working 2.30pm – 11.00pm

Role 3: Tuesday to Saturday, working 7.00am – 3.30pm

Role 4: Tuesday to Saturday, working 2.30pm – 11.00pm

Role 5: Friday to Monday, working 7.00am – 3.30pm

Role 6: Friday to Monday, working 2.30pm – 11.00pm

While you will have some regular tasks that you do each day, no two days will ever be the same! You might be kept busy supporting people with budgeting and independent daily living skills or attending appointments and advocating for people. Or you might be assisting people to connect with their communities. You’ll need to be prepared to do whatever it takes - cleaning, cooking, gardening, personal care or helping out with everyday household tasks. The work may be in people’s homes or supporting them to access services and make connections in the community.

Initially you will be supporting one person to regain their mental independence but will eventually be supporting up to three guests.

About Pathways | Mō mātou

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’ Residential team, working with a team of other passionate Support Workers – all with a common purpose to support people in their recovery from mental distress

You | Mōu

We’re looking for someone who is a great team player, who loves to have a laugh and wants to work in a close knit and supportive team. You’ll have a genuine interest in wanting the best for the people we support, with a caring nature and a passion for supporting people in a recovery focused approach to help with their recovery journey. People will describe you as a real ‘people person’- someone who can relate to and connect with anyone.

You’ll have excellent time management skills, strong attention to detail and be able to problem solve. You’ll have good admin skills, be practical and have plenty of common sense. Of course, you’ll also have heaps of initiative and be keen to learn.

You’ll also have:

  • A current full New Zealand driver’s licence
  • A current first aid certificate or be willing to obtain one
  • 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.

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.


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.

APPLICATIONS CLOSE: 9th December 2021. Please note, this advert may closer earlier if a suitable candidate is found.

Position description:

Contact: Muskaan Kumra, Recruitment Advisor on 07-960 7226 if you have any further 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.