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Casual Support Worker

Job posted: 25/03/2024
Job closes: 24/04/2024

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Pathways | Mō mātou
As a leading mental health and addiction service provider in Aotearoa, we are proud to support people to live full lives within their communities; hopeful and connected to what matters to them.

Job Description

  • Do you hold the NCHWB or an equivalent qualification?
  • Are you available for morning, afternoon & night shifts any day of the week?
  • Make a difference + Join Pathways, one of the leading MH organisations in NZ

Is your time flexible? Do you love variety? Join Pathways as a casual support worker and help people with mental illness to live their dreams.

The Benefits | Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou

  • New salary rates - earn up to $29.10per hr
  • A wide range of discounts through our employee discounts app
  • If you work an awake night shift you receive a complementary meal
  • Discount at Specsavers for you and your whānau (family) members
  • EAP support services

The role | Mō tēnei tūranga mahi 
Our casual roles cover leave for permanent Support Workers in Christchurch, providing you with the opportunity to gain valuable experience across a range of our services (community mobile, respite, residential and recovery).  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 whai ora with their daily routine
  • Maintaining the house
  • Supporting people to manage their distress
  • Be prepared to do whatever it takes - cleaning, cooking, gardening or helping with everyday tasks

You | Mōu
It is essential that applicants applying for this role should be prepared to work all shifts (AM, PM, and awake nights) when required on any day of the week. You’ll also need to be prepared to work across all of our services.  It’s crucial that they hold the New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing Level 4 or an equivalent qualification. Additionally, they must have a comprehensive first aid Certificate covering 6400, 6401, and 6402 unit standards, or be prepared to attain this.

Key requirements:

  • Hold a full driver’s licence
  • Must be able to work all shifts AM, PM, and awake nights, on any day of the week, across all services.
  • Hold a comprehensive first aid Certificate or willing to obtain one – covering 6400, 6401 and 6402 unit standards
  • Must hold the New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing Level 4 or a recognised equivalent. To check equivalency go to
  • 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.

Position description:

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

Contact: Kathy Moran, Team Coach on if you have any questions.

For further information, visit our website

Pathways is committed to healthy lifestyles and actively supports a smoke free environment. We encourage people with lived experience of mental illness & addictions to apply. 


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