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Casual Support Worker

Job posted: 06/09/2023
Job closes: 03/10/2023

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About Pathways | Mō mātou
As a leading mental health and addiction service in Aotearoa, we empower individuals to live full lives in their communities. Prioritising mental health while aiming for overall well-being, we foster strong whānau connections. Our commitment to personalised support is reflected in our ‘whatever it takes’ wairua and spirit.

Job Description

About the role | Mō tēnei tūranga mahi
Want a role with flexibility and variety? We’re looking for casual support workers to work in our Marlborough team, based in Blenheim team. The expectation is you will work across our services and the various shifts as needed.  If you work an awake night shift you will be provided with 1 meal on that shift.

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.  

This role will always have variety and it could include things like:

  • 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
  • Supporting people to manage their distress
  • Be prepared to do whatever it takes - cleaning, cooking, gardening, helping with everyday tasks

About 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 comprehensive first aid Certificate or willing to obtain one – covering 6400, 6401 and 6402 unit standards
  • You will either hold the New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing Level 4 or above (or a recognised equivalent) or be willing to commence study towards this qualification within six months of starting with us.
  • Knowledge of, and demonstrable commitment to, the principles of the Te Tiriti Waitangi
  • Applicant must be able to work flexible hours including awake night shifts and be able to work across all services.

The Benefits | Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou

  • Gain a free level 4 qualification - We cover the cost associated with this qualification, provide study support groups, on the job study time, and real workplace experience
  • Discounts through our employee Perk & Perk Plus discount app
  • Earn up to $28.25 per hr
  • If you work an awake night shift 1 meal will be provided
  • EAP support services

Position description:

Closing date: This advert will close once our roles have been filled. 

Contact:  Kaylene Tahuhu, Team Coach on 027 310 0798 if you have any questions.

For further information, visit our website

All new appointees 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.

Note: The Criminal History Check is Exempt from The Clean Slate Act. In other words, the Clean Slate Act does not apply to this position. Please declare any offences (even outside 7 years) in your application.

Some health and disability sector employers may require workers to be vaccinated. This is because workers come into close contact with people likely to get seriously ill if they get COVID-19. Having undertaken a thorough health and safety analysis with regards to Covid-19, we have determined that vaccination is required for our workforce (two primary doses and at least one booster).

Pathways are committed to healthy lifestyles and actively support a smoke-free environment.

We encourage people with experience of mental illness to apply

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