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Support Worker - Fixed term and Permanent

  • 2 roles available
  • Role 1: fixed term, full-time Sunday - Thursday; Role 2: Sunday - Monday AM/PMs 16hrs
  • Based in Brooklyn Respite Wellington.


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

We have 2 roles available, please indicate in your cover letter which one you are interested in:

Role 1: 12 month fixed term role until mid June 2022. You’ll be working 40 hours per week from Sunday to Thursday an alternating weekly shift: Week 1: 7.00am – 3.30pm; Week 2: 2.30pm- 11.00 pm

Role 2: Part-time role working Sunday and Monday alternating AM/PMs 16 hours per week. Week 1: 7.00am – 3.30pm

Week 2: 2.30pm- 11.00 pm. Please note, there is the possibility this role may increase in hours in the future.

You will be working in a double staffed crisis respite setting where you will be supporting up to six people at one time. We are looking for a person who enjoys being with people, and are a good listener, have good communication skills and are able to respond quickly and effectively. You will be house proud with an eye for detail, enjoy cooking good food and be comfortable to work solo. Duties will include medication support, housekeeping to a high standard, undertaking our note taking on computer, cooking healthy inviting meals and maintaining our grounds as well.

About Pathways

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, and you will be able to provide medication support for our people. You’ll have good verbal and written communication skills, have impeccable attention to detail, are reliable and have good time management skills.

  • You must hold a current full drivers’ licence
  • Hold a current first aid certificate or be willing to obtain one
  • Do you 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? Please note all working on a respite service will require the above qualification.

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 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: 30 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.