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Support Worker

  • Based in Tauranga, Respite service
  • 32 hours per week, working Friday- Monday
  • Join us and bring your personality, commitment, compassion and great ideas!

Support people in the mental health sector with daily living skills and connecting with their communities. Be prepared to ‘do whatever it takes’.


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 position available in our Respite Service in Tauranga, the role is Monday to Friday, 32 hours per week.

Friday and Saturday- 7.00am- 3.30pm, Sunday and Monday- 3.00pm- 11.30pm

As a Support Worker in our respite team, you will be kept busy supporting people in their recovery by teaching them strategies to improve or manage their well-being and providing a listening ear. You might be assisting people to connect with their communities, attending appointments, and advocating for people.

Part of the role will also be maintaining the home, hosting clinical teams and supporting guests with medication.


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

The Team

You’ll be reporting to the Team Coach and working with a team of Support Workers at one of our respite services. This service is a community service supporting people with a lived experience of mental health and addiction.


We are interested to hear from people who have a caring and compassionate 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, clean driver’s licence
  • You must hold a current first aid certificate or be willing to obtain one.
  • You must hold, or currently working towards the New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (NZCHW) or a recognised equivalent.

The Benefits

In this role, you can look forward to flexible work arrangements, extra leave, subsidies for school holiday childcare 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? Then apply now.

Applications Close: Monday 17 May 2021. Please note, this advert may close if a suitable candidate is found prior to the closing date.

Position Description:

Contact: Danica Thompson, Team Coach, 027 578 7063

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.



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