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Support Worker - Fixed term

  • Join our Home Based Support service based in Wellington
  • Fixed term until mid October 2021
  • Do you have a desire to make a real difference to people’s lives?

Join our Home Based Support team, supporting people to regain their mental health and independence.

We have a fixed term role available to cover parental leave until mid October 2021. The role is based in our HBS service based in Wellington. The shift will be Friday to Monday on a weekly rotating roster: AM: 7.00am to 3.30pm; PM: 1.30pm to 10.00pm.

While you will have some regular tasks that you do each day, no two days will ever be the same! You might be kept busy supporting people with budgeting and independent daily living skills or attending appointments and advocating for people. Or you might be assisting people to connect with their communities. You’ll need to be prepared to do whatever it takes - cleaning, cooking, gardening, personal care or helping out with everyday household tasks. The work may be in people’s homes or supporting them to access services and make connections in the community.

The Team

You’ll be reporting to the Team Coach and joining our Pathways’ Home Based Support service, working in the community with a team of other passionate Support Workers – all with a common purpose to support people in their recovery from mental distress.

You

You’ll be someone who wants to work in a close knit and supportive team. You’ll have a caring nature and a passion for supporting people in a recovery focused approach to help with their recovery journeys. People will describe you as a real ‘people person’- someone who can relate to and connect with anyone – a team player who loves to have a laugh. You’ll have excellent time management skills, be able to problem solve, have good admin skills, be practical and have plenty of common sense. Of course, you’ll also have heaps of initiative and be keen to learn.

You’ll also have:

  • A current full New Zealand driver’s licence
  • 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 or be currently studying towards this qualification or a recognised equivalent. Alternatively, you will commence study towards this within six months of starting your employment with Pathways. Pathways offers significant support for support workers to complete this study.

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: 12 April 2021. Please note, this advert may close early if a suitable candidate is sourced.

Position description: https://www.wisegroup.co.nz/uploads/files/position-descriptions/PW_SW.pdf

To see what a day in the life of a Support Worker: HBS http://www.wisegroup.co.nz/uploads/files/position-descriptions/DayInTheLife_HBT_Wgtn.pdf

For further information, visit our website www.pathways.co.nz

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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