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Support Worker

  • Part-time, AM shift available
  • 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 Aged Care Residential 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 part-time position working 16 hours per week on the AM shift, Friday and Saturday from 7.00am- 3.30pm in our Nelson Aged Care Residential Service. You may need to work additional hours when required.

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 hold a current first aid certificate you’ll be 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.

We're future-focused people who come to work every day with curiosity, drive and a sense of purpose. Join us in doing purposeful mahi that helps support our communities and their future.

If you don’t have any prior knowledge or experience that’s okay we offer all of our staff the opportunity to become qualified, gaining a nationally recognized Level Four Certificate in Mental Health and Wellbeing, for all role that are not Peer roles. We cover the cost associated with this qualification as well as provide study support groups, on the job study time, paid study leave and real workplace experience and coaching to help you grow your capabilities and opportunities in this sector.

The Covid-19 Public Health Response (Vaccinations) Order 2021 requires staff working in health-related services to be fully vaccinated (this includes any subsequent boosters). As a provider we are responsible for ensuring all of our employees are vaccinated and boosted as per the mandate and employees are responsible for ensuring we have access to this information.

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: Friday, 11th March 2022. PLEASE NOTE, this role may close early if suitable candidates are found.

Position description:

Contact: Lisa Williams, Team Coach on 027 253 2312 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.