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Support Worker

  • A role that really will make a difference to people’s lives
  • Extra annual leave, subsidies for school holiday childcare and more
  • Support to obtain a Level 4 qualification in Mental health and Wellbeing

Pathways | Mō mātou

Pathways is a leading national provider of community-based mental health, addiction and wellbeing services in Aotearoa. We’re all about transforming mental health and addictions through our Pathways (adult) and Real (youth) services. In fact, we’ve been doing it for 30 years, supporting around 6,000 people each year.

The role | Mō tēnei tūranga mahi

We’re looking for a Support Worker who is passionate about supporting people on their recovery journeys. You’ll report to the Team Coach and join our Pathways Hamilton Residential Services team, who support 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.

As a Support Worker you’ll be

  • Supporting people with budgeting and independent daily living skills
  • Attending appointments and advocating for people
  • Assisting people to connect with their communities
  • Be prepared to do whatever it takes - cleaning, cooking, gardening, personal care or helping out with everyday tasks

This is a permanent, full-time vacancy based in Hamilton. You’ll be working Tuesday – Saturday on a rotating AM/ PM roster as follows:

Week 1 – Tuesday - Saturday, 7.00am - 3.30pm

Week 2 – Tuesday - Saturday, 3.00pm - 11.30pm

You | Mōu:

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 Benefits | What we offer | Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou

  • Extra annual leave after 12 months employment
  • Income protection insurance
  • Subsidies for school holiday childcare’s programmes
  • EAP support services
  • Discount at Specsavers for you and your family members
  • Discounted plans with Southern Cross for medical insurance
  • Special banking treatments for Westpac customers
  • A great team around you every day, working in an organisation that believes in its purpose

Position description:\

Closing Date | Rā Katinga: 25 May 2022. Please note, this advert may close early if a suitable candidate is found

Contact: Renee Muirhead, Team Coach, 027 236 4205 if you have any questions.

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.

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.