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Casual Support Worker – Waihi

Job posted: 27/06/2024
Job closes: 26/07/2024

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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.

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Job Description

  • Casual varied work at two Adult Residential locations, Waihi & Thames.
  • Shifts cover 24/7 or 7:00am-3:30pm/2:00pm-10:30pm, Monday-Sunday.
  • Ongoing training and support in your role and career.

We have an opportunity for casual support workers who have the passion and drive to support people in recovery from mental health and addictions.

The Benefits | Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou

  • Gain a level 4 qualification.
  • Perk & Perk Plus discount app.
  • Earn up to $29.10 per hour.
  • An organisation that believes in its purpose.
  • Employment Assistance Programme (EAP).

The Role | Mō tēnei tūranga mahi

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. Working across two different sites, Waihi and Thames.

If this sounds like you? Here are some of the responsibilities required of you:

  • Support people connect back with their community
  • Support with cooking, cleaning, gardening and helping with everyday household tasks
  • Assisting with budgeting and independent daily living
  • Medication support where required
  • Attending appointments and advocating for the people we support

You | Mōu

  • A current full New Zealand driver’s licence.
  • A current New Zealand first aid certificate or be prepared to obtain one.
  • Hold either the Level 4 New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (or a recognised equivalent) or be willing commence study towards this qualification within six months of starting with us. We offer our staff significant support to complete this study.
  • Experience in working with young people and an understanding of trauma-informed care.
  • Able to be flexible and available for varying shifts.
  • Both de-escalation skills and relationship building skills.  

Māori and Pasifika are strongly encouraged to apply for this role. We also encourage people with lived experience to apply.

Closing Date | Rā Katinga: 26 July 2024. Please note, this job may close sooner if a suitable candidate is found

Contact | Whakapā: Christine Harness, Team Coach, 027 368 1400.

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“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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