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Residential Support Worker

Job posted: 01/08/2022
Job closes: 18/09/2022

Company/Organisation Name:

Hōhepa Hawke's Bay

Company/Organisation Website:

Hōhepa Hawke's Bay

About the Company/Organisation

We offer residential and day programmes for Intellectually Disabled people – an on-site school and home-life for children, generally aged 7 years – 21 year olds; a range of residential options for adults, depending on independence, complemented by daytime programmes for work and ongoing learning opportunities.

How to Apply

To apply, please follow the below link to our website. We look forward to receiving your application.

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Job Description

E pā ana ki a tatou |About us
At Hōhepa we invest in you, we grow our people. Being a part of Hōhepa is being a part of a Whānau. Our people are passionate about working alongside the people we support as they journey to live their life to the fullest. At our heart it is our aim to empower and support our people to live a happy and rewarding life. You will be a part of a team of passionate Support Workers and wider Hōhepa community to support the people we support.
With recent growth in our services, we are looking to grow our Support Worker team. As a Support Worker you will be working alongside our people in providing day-to-day support, such as helping with household tasks and enabling them to live full lives. We have a variety of roles available. Full-time, part time and casual. For our Permanent staff, we can guarantee 30 hours plus a week. This is a pay equity recognized role, your wage would be between $22.49 and 28.25 depending on your qualifications, training and experience. 
Why work for Hōhepa?
At Hōhepa, we value our staff , we understand that our people want to grow and develop in their careers. Our work environment is supportive, with access to an range of training programmes. We are committed to our employees and are proud to employ and train the best people in all areas of our organization. We provide you with opportunities to gain a recognised NZQA qualification at no cost. We are committed to continuous learning and supporting a career pathway with opportunities within our organisation, and the wider disability sector. As a Support Worker, you will be at the forefront in leading social change.
Nga taonga kei roto I tou kete matauranga | What you bring
The people we support have intellectual disabilities and a range of other challenges. This can be a challenging role, but also highly rewarding as you journey alongside people to support their development. You will have to use all your skills and ingenuity to help them enjoy and participate in our community. We are of the belief that they can do anything and can learn to be able and independent. 
Our support workers will:
  • Support our people to develop their independence
  • Have the abilities to both display empathy and respect and enable people to achieve their goals.
  • be able to communicate effectively.
  • be comfortable or willing to learn personal cares (training will be given)
  • general household tasks in our community homes (cooking, cleaning)
  • support our people in doing house hold tasks
  • Be able to maximise the independence of our people whilst encouraging choice, initiation and participation in activities.
  • maintain records for our people
  • Be trustworthy and have high ethical standards, and be able to respect confidentiality and privacy.
  • Have a mature attitude and good interpersonal skills; this includes being practical and 'down to earth' about the nature of the role, and being able to work with people who may have high support needs and challenging behaviour.
To find our more please contact Francesca Dalli-Niven Recruitment Coordinator on: 027 265 4697 or by email at:

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