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Support Worker

  • Based in Hamilton, Residential service, full-time role, working Sunday- Thursday PM shifts
  • Benefits including extra annual leave + subsidies for kid's holiday programmes
  • Grow your career and expand your learning by joining a progressive organisation

Support people in the mental health sector with daily living skills and connecting with their communities.

The role / Moo teenei tuuranga mahi

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.

We have a permanent, full-time vacancy available at one of our residential services based in Hamilton.

Sunday- Thursday, AM shifts- 7.00am- 3.30pm

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’ll need to be prepared to do whatever it takes for the people we support - cleaning, cooking, gardening, personal care or helping out with everyday tasks.

Pathways / Moo maatou

Transforming mental health and addictions through fostering strong, compassionate, self-supporting communities.

You’ll be reporting to the Team Coach and joining our Pathways Hamilton Residential Services team, supporting people to transition into independent living. You will be working in a team of Support Workers – all with a common purpose to support people experiencing mental illness.

You / Moou

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

  • You must hold a current full driver’s licence
  • You must 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. Alternatively, you will be willing to 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.

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 / Ngaa aahuatanga kei a maatou

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

Position description:

Closing Date / Raa Katinga: 6 May 2022. Please note, this advert may close early if a suitable candidate is found

Contact / Korero: Jackie Harrison, Team Coach, 027 203 1423 or Renee Muirhead, Team Coach, 027 236 4205

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.