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Youth Residential Night Awake Support Worker

  • Are you a Night Owl looking for part-time work that might fit in well with your life rhythms?
  • Potential for those returning to the workforce or looking to change direction to expand their skillset
  • Passionate about working with young people
  • Opportunity for a comprehensive and supported paid orientation

Stepping Stone provides a residential service for young people experiencing mental distress. This role contributes to recovery by ensuring that their needs are met in modern premises, providing personal support.

You will have experience working with vulnerable people, ideally in a community support or residential context, perhaps as a volunteer. This role requires excellent people engagement, good verbal and written communication skills, along with sound time management and the ability to prioritise tasks. Our residential staff are well skilled, passionate and committed; this would be a great fit for someone with a desire to extend their experience of Mental Health. Experience with young people in a residential setting would be an advantage.

This part-time role encompasses many aspects of the Residential Service including house tidying, grocery orders, client file auditing, office documentation – to help keep you awake. You will be part of a wider SST team working awake nights. Understanding of Health & Safety and Infection Control principles is essential as is good computer literacy.

You must have a Level 4 Health & Wellbeing certificate or equivalent qualification, or be willing to work towards this. Also important is the ability to identify risk(s) and mobilise effective and speedy intervention. In addition to this, you must understand, and have the ability and willingness to work cross culturally and commitment to the principles of Treaty of Waitangi.

This role is four nights on and then two off, working from 22:45 to 07:15 hrs.

Stepping Stone Trust (SST) is a faith based organisation and the largest NGO Mental Health Service in Canterbury. SST operates Residential, Respite and Community Support services for Young People through to Older Persons for 500+ tangata whaiora/consumers each week.

It is vital that you are able to align to the vision, mission and core values of Stepping Stone Trust, as outlined on our website -



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