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Support Worker

  • Full-time role working Friday - Monday on a PM shift
  • Based in Onehunga, Auckland
  • Extra leave, subsidies for school holiday childcare and more

We’re looking for someone with a good understanding and commitment to the principles of recovery to join our Crisis Respite team in Onehunga.

Pathways | Mō mātou

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

Our staff are our greatest asset. One of our top priorities is to recruit an incredible local team of people who are as passionate as we are about supporting people experiencing mental illness to live well in the Marlborough community.

About the role | Mō tēnei tūranga mahi

We have a full-time role available based in our Te Whare Waimahana service in Onehunga, Auckland. The hours for the role are 3pm – 11:30pm, 32 hours a week, Friday - Monday.

As a Support Worker your role will be supporting people towards independent living and with their medication. You might be supporting them to access the resources they need to live well and assist them towards building resilience into their lives. You will be encouraging and assisting people to connect with their communities and building relationships that matter most, and you’ll need to be prepared to do whatever it takes to make a difference. Our Service is an acute alternative to hospital admission, in a safe, peaceful and supportive environment. It provides 6 beds for short- term stay, and a variety of relaxing/ therapeutic activities are available to our guests.

The Team

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

Skills & Experience | Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako

We are interested to hear from people who have a caring nature and ability to easily build relationship with people from different backgrounds.

You’ll also

  • Hold a current full drivers license
  • Hold a current first aid certificate or be willing to obtain one
  • Applicants must hold the Level 4 New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (NZCHW) or a recognised equivalent.

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.

The benefits | Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou

In this role, you can look forward to:

  • Extra week of annual leave after 12 months of employment
  • Discount at Specsavers for you and your family members
  • Discounted plans with Southern Cross for medical insurance
  • Special banking treatments for Westpac customers
  • Subsidies for school holiday childcare
  • Ongoing training and support in your role and career

Closing Date: Saturday 23rd April 2022. Please note, this advert may close sooner if a suitable candidate is found before the closing date.

Contact | Korero: Melanie Govender, Team Coach, 0274050311 for any further questions.

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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