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Support Worker

  • Make a difference and join our team
  • Unique opportunity to join a highly regarded national mental health provider
  • Supportive work environment, generous benefits, 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.


Hi! We’re Pathways, and we’ve been delivering community-based mental health and wellbeing services in the Marlborough region, with a base in Blenheim since 1 February 2020.

The role

We are looking for people who have caring nature and the ability to work with people from a person-centered approach. This role requires you to do whatever it takes to support our people - cleaning, cooking, gardening, or helping with everyday household tasks.

This is a permanent full-time role, 32 hours a week, working 4 days per week Sunday - Wednesday 11.00pm – 7.30am.

You | Koe

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.

You also:

  • Hold a current full and clean New Zealand driver’s licence
  • Hold a current first aid certificate or are you willing to obtain one
  • You will either hold the New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (or a recognised equivalent) or be willing to commence study towards this qualification within six months of starting with us. We offer our staff significant support to complete this study.
  • You’ll enjoy being part of the team and be excellent in building relationships
  • You’ll be flexible and have positive approach when dealing with challenging behaviours

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 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 | Awhina

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. Our permanent staff will look forward to flexible work arrangements, extra leave, income protection insurance and subsidies for school holiday childcare.

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: Monday 21st February 2022. PLEASE NOTE, this role may close early if suitable candidates are found.

Position Description: To view a full position description, please copy and paste the following link into your browser

Contact | Whakapa: Kaylene Tahuhu Team Coach on 0273100798 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.