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Support Worker

  • Fixed term opportunities to join our Residential Service based in Christchurch
  • Join our Forensic Residential Service
  • Support individuals in distress experience a positive personal recovery journey

We’re looking for someone with a good understanding and commitment to the principles of recovery and trauma informed care. A real ‘people person’ who can engage with anyone!


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 available vacancy in our Te Whare Paki Mai Forensic Residential service, that will cover parental leave:

Fixed term role, ending 1st December 2022, Sunday to Thursday, 2 weeks alternating AM shift 7.00am-3.30pm & PM shift 3.00pm-11.30pm

As a Support Worker in our Te Whare Paki Mai Forensic Residential service, you will be kept busy supporting people in their recovery by teaching them strategies to improve or manage their well-being; provide a listening ear; maintaining the home; host clinical teams and support guests with medication.


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

The Team

You will be reporting to the Team Coach and joining our Residential Service, working with Support Workers who all have the common purpose to support people experiencing mental illness.


We are interested to hear from people who have a caring nature and work in a recovery focused way, you will have medication support experience to be able to provide medication support for our people when needed. You’ll have impeccable attention to detail and ideally have some knowledge around community support, and how to navigate and access external services for the people we support. We are looking for down to earth people who have a good sense of humour, integrity, honesty, reliability, and flexibility.

You’ll also have:

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

The Covid-19 Public Health (Vaccination) Order requires the full vaccination of anyone conducting high-risk work in the health and disability sector, or who does not necessarily provide a health service but works in a role that requires frequent contact/engagement with those who do. Therefore all workers within the Wise Group are required by the Order to be vaccinated.

The Benefits

In this role, you can look forward to a great team around you every day working in an organisation that believes in its’ purpose. Be part of a supportive work environment where professional development is encouraged through training and ‘on the job’ experience, people are valued and new solutions are the norm!

Position description:

Contact: Chrissy Webster, Team Coach on 0272476106 if you have any questions

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.