Here are some examples of careers in the health and wellbeing, disability, aged support and social services sectors.

Diversional Therapist
Youth Worker
Health Care Assistant
Support Worker
Social Service Worker
Vision and Hearing Technician


 

Diversional Therapist

Diversional therapists plan and facilitate leisure and pleasure activities that enhance the independence and wellbeing of people of different ages.

They usually work in rest homes, community centres, youth centres, schools or early childhood centres.

 

Qualification Pathway

A New Zealand Apprenticeship in Community Facilitation can help you be on your way to becoming a qualified Diversional Therapist.

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Youth Worker

Youth workers support young people and their families by helping them develop quality relationships, build healthy connections, and provide them with guidance regarding education, training and employment.

They usually work in youth centres, community facilities and offices, schools, churches, marae, government agencies or working to run camps or sports activities.

 

Qualification Pathway

A New Zealand Certificate in Youth Work (Level 3) can help you be on your way to becoming a Youth Worker.

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Health Care Assistant

Health Care Assistants provide assistance, support and care to people in a variety of health and wellbeing settings. They are often times the client’s first point of contact and they work under the direct supervision of a registered nurse or other healthcare professionals.

They usually work in hospitals, clinics, rest homes or nursing homes.

 

Qualification Pathway

A New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Level 2) can be an entry-level qualification for you. You can progress to the New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Level 3) Health Assistance.

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Support Worker

Support Workers support the elderly and people with disabilities live independently in their own homes within the community.

They usually travel to client’s homes to help them with daily tasks.

 

Qualification Pathway

A New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Level 2) can be an entry-level qualification for you. You can progress to the New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Level 3) Support Work.

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Social Service Worker

Social Service Workers support children, young people, families and communities by reducing vulnerability and building resilience. They help link them with appropriate people, agencies and services and community resources.

They usually work in government agencies and non-profit or voluntary welfare organisations.

 

Qualification Pathway

A New Zealand Apprenticeship in Social Services can help you be on your way to becoming a Social Service Worker.

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Vision and Hearing Technician

Vision and Hearing Technicians conducts screening for children to identify hearing and vision problems requiring further assessment and/or treatment.

They usual work in district health boards but are required to visit pre-school, primary and intermediate schools on a regular basis to carry out screening tests.

 

Qualification Pathway

A New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Level 3) Vision Hearing Screening can help you be on your way to becoming a Vision Hearing Technician.

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