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Casual Support Worker

Job posted: 08/09/2022
Job closes: 06/10/2022

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Pathways | Mō mātou
We’re passionate about supporting people with experience of mental illness or addictions – we’ve been dedicated to it for more than 30 years.

Our staff are our greatest asset. So, one of our top priorities is to recruit an incredible local team of people who are as passionate as we are about supporting people experiencing mental illness to live well in the Nelson/Marlborough community.

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Job Description

  • Get your foot in the door with one of the leading MH organisations in NZ
  • Casual work with flexibility and variety in Nelson
  • Morning, afternoon & night shifts available 24 hours/7 days a week

Have you ever considered becoming a support worker and helping people with mental illness to live their dreams

The Benefits | Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou

  • Chance to gain a qualification - We cover the cost associated with this qualification, provide study support groups, on the job study time, and real workplace experience
  • Coaching to help you grow your capabilities
  • EAP support services
  • Discount at Specsavers for you and your family members
  • Discounted plans with Southern Cross for medical insurance
  • Special banking treatments for Westpac customers
  • A great team around you, working in an organisation that believes in its purpose  

The role | Mō tēnei tūranga mahi 
We’re looking for casual support workers to work in our Nelson team.  The expectation is you will work across our services as needed.

Reporting to the Team Coach, our casual roles provide cover for permanent Support Workers - the hours of work are not regular and are offered when they become available, so if you’re looking for a role with flexibility then we’d love to hear from you.  

As a casual support worker, you will always have variety in your work. This could include

  • Goal setting and building confidence
  • Securing a job or finding a place to live
  • Supporting people with budgeting and independent daily living skills
  • Attending appointments and advocating for people
  • Assisting people to connect with their communities 
  • Medication support where required
  • Be prepared to do whatever it takes - cleaning, cooking, gardening or helping with everyday tasks

You | Mōu
If you don’t have any prior knowledge or experience that’s ok, we offer all our staff the opportunity to become qualified, gaining a nationally recognised Level Four Certificate in Mental Health and Wellbeing. 

You’ll also:

  • Hold a full New Zealand driver’s licence
  • Hold a first aid Certificate or willing to obtain one
  • You will either hold the New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (or a recognised equivalent) or be willing to commence study towards this qualification within six months of starting with us.  We offer our staff significant support to complete this study.
  • Knowledge of, and demonstrable commitment to, the principles of the Te Tiriti Waitangi.

Closing Date | Rā Katinga: this advert will run until our roles are filled.

The Covid-19 Public Health Response (Vaccinations) Order 2021 requires staff working in health-related services to be fully vaccinated (this includes any subsequent boosters). As a provider we are responsible for ensuring all of our employees are vaccinated and boosted as per the mandate and employees are responsible for ensuring we have access to this information

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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