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Casual Support Workers

Job posted: 05/09/2022
Job closes: 05/10/2022

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Pathways | Mō mātou

Pathways is a leading national provider of community-based mental health, addiction and wellbeing services in Aotearoa. We’re all about transforming mental health and addictions through our Pathways (adult) and Real (youth) services. In fact, we’ve been doing it for 30 years, supporting around 6,000 people each year.

Job Description

We have an opportunity for casual support workers who have the passion and drive to support people experiencing mental illness or addictions.
  • Casual work with flexibility and variety based at our Waihi Residential.
  • Shifts available across the full 24 hours, 7 days per week.
  • Ongoing training and support in your role and career.
The Benefits | Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou
  • EAP support services.
  • Special banking treatments for Westpac customers.
  • A great team around you every day, working in an organisation that believes in its purpose.
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. We operate 7 days a week.

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: 5 October 2022. Please note, this job may close sooner if a suitable candidate is found

Position description:

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

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.

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 our employees are vaccinated and boosted as per the mandate and employees are responsible for ensuring we have access to this information.

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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