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Support Worker

  • Full-time position available, based in Wellington.
  • Working Tuesday – Saturday, awake night shifts
  • Do you have a desire to make a real difference to people’s lives?

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


We’re expanding our team and looking for someone to join our Wellington Pathways’ team, supporting people to regain their mental health and independence. Come and join our friendly, passionate team and work in an area that makes a lasting difference in peoples lives.

This is a full-time role working 40hour per week, Tuesday – Saturday, 10:45pm – 7:15am.

As a support worker in our respite service you will be providing support for up to four service users at any one time throughout the shift. We support people experiencing mental health challenges in a home-like environment for short term respite (3-5 days).

Duties will include person centered approaches, medication support, supporting guests with daily living needs, provision of meals, cleaning, gardening, maintaining things like filing and computer work as well as hosting family, whanau and clinical teams.


At Pathways we’re 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 Wellington Taumata Atawhai Service teams - all with a common purpose to support people experiencing mental illness.


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

  • You must hold a full clean NZ drivers’ licence
  • Hold a current first aid certificate or be willing to obtain one
  • Applicants must 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.

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 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 professional development is encouraged through training and ‘on the job’ experience, people are valued, and new solutions are the norm!

Closing date: Tuesday, 15th January 2022. Please note that the vacancy might close earlier if suitable candidate has been selected.

Position description:

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Contact: Danita Rajiah, Team Coach on 027 236 5292 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.