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Support Worker - awake nights

· Permanent Awake Nights position, Tuesday to Saturday.

· Join us and bring your personality, commitment, compassion and great ideas!

· Based in our Brooklyn Respite Service in Wellington.


We’re looking for someone to join our Wellington Pathways’ Brooklyn Respite team, supporting people to regain their mental health and independence.

This is a full-time position working 40 hours per week on the awake night shift working Tuesday to Saturday from 10.45pm-7.15am. This is an awake position where you will be supporting up to 6 guests in an acute respite setting.

The night shift requires a very special caring person who will bring care and heart into the role with a "Whatever It Takes" attitude, have the ability to be good listener for folk who are having trouble sleeping and a knack for making the homely touches to our service - baking, cleaning, ironing are some of the required tasks along with file management on the computer, maintaining first aid and emergency kits and preparation of paperwork.

About Pathways

At Pathways we’re transforming mental health and addictions through fostering strong, compassionate, self-supporting communities.

The Team

You’ll be reporting to the Team Coach and joining our Pathways Wellington Respite Service teams - all with a 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 be able to provide medication support for our people, good communication skills and have impeccable attention to detail.

· You must hold a current full New Zealand drivers’ licence

· Hold a current first aid certificate or be willing to obtain one

  • You’ll hold the New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (NZCHW) or a recognised equivalent, or are currently studying towards this qualification or a recognised equivalent?
  • You’ll have computer literacy

The Benefits

In this role, you can look forward to a great team around you and 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.

Closing date: 11 June 2021. Please note, this advert may close early if a suitable candidate is sourced.

Position description:

To see what a day in the life of a Respite Support Worker:

Contact: Karen Hardgood, Team Coach on 027 255 0021 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.