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Support Worker - Forensic Rehabilitation – Awake nights

We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated, and resilient individual to join the RIDSAS team in Porirua to work alongside people with intellectual disabilities and support them through their rehabilitation journey. This position is for awake night shifts.

As part of IHC's Regional Intellectual Disability Supported Accommodation Service (RIDSAS), we are contracted by the Ministry of Health to provide rehabilitation services to people who have had contact with the justice system. The people we support are capable of and are wanting to live independent lives. If you are looking for a job where you are a key part in supporting someone in their rehabilitation journey, this is the role for you!

We are proud of what we do, join us and be part of changing lives.

In this role you will:

  • Work in partnership with people to make positive changes in their lives through learning new skills and having new experiences
  • Support people to develop supportive relationships with family/whanau and their community
  • Encourage people to have a voice and be heard
  • Safely support the rehabilitation of people with high and complex needs
  • Develop your knowledge and skills related to supporting rehabilitation
  • Build a career working in a complex and challenging work environment
  • Manage risk and maintain safety while support the rehabilitation of people with high and complex needs in compliance with IDCC&R Act 2003
  • Support people to live a positive, healthy, and fulfilling lifestyle

What we offer you:

  • Opportunities to build your long-term career in the disability sector
  • Ongoing support to achieve your National certificates in Health and Wellbeing
  • Generous long-service leave entitlements and Insurance benefit
  • "Refer a friend" Bonus programme
  • Employee Assistance programme service anytime you might need counselling support
  • $21.84- $27.43 per hour depending on relevant qualifications, with the ability to earn more as you gain qualifications


  • Flexible and adaptable attitude
  • Compassionate and empathetic
  • Flexibility to work across a rotating fortnightly roster, including weekends and awake night shifts
  • Be willing to engage with and complete the National Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Level 2 to 4)
  • Have a full NZ drivers' licence or be able to gain this within 3 months
  • Pass a full New Zealand police clearance (Vulnerable Children's Act 2014)
  • Have the legal right to work in New Zealand

You must be able to provide proof of your full vaccination (two doses received) against COVID-19, or proof of having received at least one dose and of having made arrangements for a second dose to be received before 1 January 2022, as mandated by government. If you have a valid exemption from vaccination, we will consider that against the requirements of the role applied for and our operational environment.