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House Leader – Island Bay

Job posted: 18/11/2021
Job closes: 16/12/2021

Company/Organisation Name:

Spectrum Care Ltd.

About the Company/Organisation

At Spectrum Care, ours is no ordinary job. Many of our customers are non-verbal, but they have plenty to say if you know how to listen. More than a few have substantial physical challenges to meet.

Many of the families we work with have been tested to the limits before we even meet them. Their strength, their resilience and their love for the people we are asked to support is without question, as is the respect we have for them.

What’s our work? To help identify the unique potential in every one of the people we support, then lend a hand to help them realise it. No matter how complex someone’s challenges may be, they are worthy and they are of immense value. In our books, to not see this is the true disadvantage.

Job Description

In our supported accommodation, we provide services for adults with intellectual and / or physical disabilities within their homes and out in their community. In this role as a House Leader you would be supporting a man with very high needs and challenging behaviour who lives on his own to live his life to the fullest. He enjoys meeting new people, music (especially drumming), ball games, DIY and lawn mowing. You will be confident in managing highly challenging behaviour and experienced in the use of a variety of de-escalation techniques and non-physical interventions. You will also be comfortable working in partnership with close family of the young man. Your role will include assisting with intimate cares such as showering and using the toilet, doing household chores, as well as reporting and administration. As House Leader, you will engage and motivate a team of Community Support Workers as well as providing active, hands on support for the person we support. Working with and gaining guidance from your Service Coordinator, you will be supervising to ensure an efficient and effective successful service to the person we support and his family. We provide 24 hour support which consists of a rotating roster Monday through to Sunday. If you're interested in supporting people to live great lives, build independence and connect with the community around them then we want to hear from you today!
Skills & Experience
  • Committed to and passionate about supporting people with disabilities to live great lives
  • Ability to communicate effectively and supportively with the people you support, their families and the team
  • Experience leading a team is greatly beneficial especially with the ability to coach and develop individuals
  • Effective report writing skills
  • Organising and allocating rosters
  • Exposure to balancing general ledgers
The ideal candidate will have:
  • Experience supporting people with disabilities with behaviours that challenge us
  • Reliability, Commitment, and Passion for working with people
  • A full New Zealand driver's licence (essential)
  • The commitment to achieve a Health and Wellbeing Level Three qualification or other relevant qualification
  • The ability to use a computer effectively, including programs such as Word, Internet Explorer, and email
What the role offers:
  • Ongoing development and study opportunities - earn while you learn! We can support you to achieve NZQA Health and Wellbeing qualifications.
  • A meaningful, life changing career
  • A fun vibrant workplace where every day is genuinely different
  • Pay rates from $21.50 - $27.00 per hour, and sleepover allowance paid at the hourly minimum wage
Apply Now if you have a passion for working with people and want to make a difference!

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