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Support Worker

  • A role that really will make a difference to people’s lives
  • Extra annual leave and ongoing coaching
  • 28 hours per week working awake nights, based in Thames.

Pathways | Mō mātou

At Pathways, we’re passionate about supporting people with experience of mental illness or addictions – and we’ve been doing it for more than 30 years. Our staff are our greatest asset. So, one of our top priorities is to recruit an incredible team of people who are as passionate as we are about supporting people experiencing mental illness

What we offer | Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou

  • Extra annual leave after 12 months employment
  • EAP services
  • Ongoing 1:1 coaching

About the role | Mō tēnei tūranga mahi

As a Support Worker you’ll be supporting people experiencing mental illness. As a support worker on the awake night shift you’ll be providing support for service users throughout the evening, as well as being there to provide any support needed during the night. While the people you support are asleep, you will be kept busy with other tasks like cleaning and supporting the day shifts with maintaining things like filing, first aid kits, emergency kits and preparation of paperwork. This role reports to the Team Coach.

Based in Thames, this vacancy is for a part-time role, working 28 hours per week on the awake night shift from 11pm – 7.30am on a rolling shift cycle of 4 days on, 3 days off, 3 days on, and 4 days off.

Skills & Experience | Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako

You’ll have a caring nature and work in a recovery focused way, and are passionate about supporting people on their recovery journey.

You’ll also:

  • Hold a current first aid certificate or be willing to obtain one
  • 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)
  • Be able to provide medication support
  • Hold a current full driver’s licence

Ready to take a closer look at Pathways? Then apply now.

Applications close | Rā Katinga: 1 June 2022. Please note, this advert may close sooner if a suitable candidate is found prior to the closing date.

Position description:

Contact: Andy McInnes, Team Coach, 027 590 8125 if you have any further 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 and boosted as per the mandate and employees are responsible for ensuring we have access to this information

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