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Support Worker

  • Full time position, Tuesday to Saturday, based in Papakura Auckland
  • Essential worker role that makes a difference in our Tangata Whai Ora
  • Extra leave and a working with a great team around you

We’re looking for someone with a good understanding and commitment to the principles of recovery. A real ‘people person’ who can engage with anyone!

Pathways

We’re passionate about supporting people with experience of mental illness or addictions – we’ve been dedicated to it for more than 30 years.

Summary

Are you the support worker we are looking for? Someone who is passionate about supporting people on their recovery journeys? If so, then keep reading.


This is a permanent, full-time position, 40 hours a week, working Tuesday to Saturday, 7am - 3.30pm.


You’ll be reporting to the Team Coach and joining our Auckland Community based service supporting people with experience of mental health to live well in the community, provide support to people to achieve their goals towards independence. 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.


The Team

You’ll be reporting to the Team Coach and joining our Pathways Coles Cresent team, working in a team of Support Workers – all with a common purpose to support people experiencing mental distress.


You

We are interested to hear from people who have a caring nature and work in a recovery focused way, you will be able to provide medication support for our people and have impeccable attention to detail. You might already have experience and qualifications in other areas, we will utilize them all.

  • You must hold a current full driver’s licence
  • Hold a current first aid certificate or be willing to obtain one
  • Applicants must hold the New Zealand Certificate Level 4 in Health and Wellbeing (NZCHW) 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
  • 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
  • Experience within Mental Health and Addictions sector preferred.

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 as per the mandate and employees are responsible for ensuring we have access to their information.

The Benefits

In this role, you can look forward to extra leave 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? The apply now


Closing Date: Thursday 24th March 2022. Please note, this advert may close earlier if a suitable candidate is found.


Position Description: please copy and paste the following link into your browser: https://www.wisegroup.co.nz/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/PW_Support-Worker.pdf


Contact: Louise Osborne, Team Coach on Louise.Osborne@pathways.co.nz, if you have any questions


For further information, visit our website www.pathways.co.nz


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.