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Casual Support Worker – Auckland

Job posted: 10/01/2023
Job closes: 15/12/2023

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Job Description

  • Casual employment available based in South Auckland.
  • Shifts available across the full 24 hours, 7 days per week.
  • Join us and bring your personality, commitment, compassion and great ideas!

Combine flexibility and shift variety as a casual support worker in the mental health sector.  Come join the Pathways Team.

Pathways | Mō mātou
Transforming mental health and addictions through fostering strong, compassionate, self-supporting communities.

What we offer | Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou 

  • New competitive hourly rates
  • Ongoing training and support in your role and career
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Great team around you every day working in an organisation that believes in its purpose.
  • Supportive work environment where life balance is encouraged, people are valued, and new solutions are the norm!
  • EAP support services

The Role | Mō tēnei tūranga mahi  

As a casual Support Worker you will always have variety in your work. 

We have a high demand for afternoon and night shifts. 

  • Day Shifts: 7.00am - 3.30pm (across all services)
  • Afternoon shifts: 3.00pm - 11.30pm (high demand)
  • Night shifts: 11.00pm - 7.30am (high demand)

Casual roles are to cover leave for permanent Support Workers - the hours of work are not regular and are offered when they become available. We operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and you will work across a variety of services within the South Auckland area - Papakura/Papatoetoe/Manurewa/Otahuhu/Takanini.

Responsibilities include:

  • Budgeting and independent daily living skills
  • Attending appointments and advocating for people.
  • Medication support
  • Work in a recovery-focused way
  • Cleaning, cooking, or helping with everyday household tasks in preparation for transition to independent living in the community.

You | Mōu:  

  • Applicants must hold the New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (NZCHW) or a recognised equivalent.  Alternatively, you will commence study towards this within six months of starting your employment with Pathways. This needs to be completed within two years of commencement. Pathways offers significant support for Support Workers to complete this study.
  • You must be able to be flexible and available for varying shifts- including awake night shifts.
  • You must hold a current full driver’s licence
  • You must hold a current first aid certificate or be willing to obtain one
  • You’re a communicator – a positive person who loves working with people
  • Knowledge of, and demonstrable commitment to, the principles of the Te Tiriti o Waitangi 

Applications for these casual roles will remain openPLEASE NOTE: this advert may close sooner if a suitable candidate is found prior to the closing date.

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Contact: Shehana Hassan, Team Coach on 027 233 2925

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. 

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

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