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Support Worker

Job posted: 10/01/2023
Job closes: 10/02/2023

Company/Organisation Name:

Pathways

Company/Organisation Website:

www.pathways.co.nz

Job Description

  • Perm, full-time role 7.00am to 3.30pm – Sunday to Thursday based in Tauranga.
  • Extra week of annual leave, 2 paid well-being days + many great benefits.
  • Respectful & Supportive Team + Inclusive Work Culture.

Support people in the mental health sector with daily living skills and connecting with their communities. Be prepared to ‘do whatever it takes’.

Pathways | Mō mātou

Pathways is a leading national provider of community-based mental health, addictions 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.

The Benefits | Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou

To show you how much we value you, we offer

  • Competitive pay rates between $22.49 up to $28.25 per hour.
  • An extra week of annual leave after 12 months of employment
  • 2 Paid well-being days
  • Wise Group Discount App
  • 5% KiwiSaver Contribution
  • Ongoing training and support in your role and career
  • Discount at Specsavers for you and your family members
  • Discounted plans with Southern Cross for medical insurance
  • Special banking treatments for Westpac customers
  • EAP support services.
  • A great team around you every day, working in an organisation that believes in its purpose. 

The Role | Mō tēnei tūranga mahi

As a support worker at our adult respite whare, you will support tāngata whaiora with relief from their current situation based on their needs and an opportunity to engage in other activities and to recover. You as a support worker will support tāngata whaiora with preparing their dinner in the evening, medication support and engaging in meaningful activities.  You will be reporting to the Team Coach.

You | Mōu

  • You must hold a current full New Zealand driver’s licence.
  • You must hold a current first aid certificate or be willing to obtain one.
  • An understanding and commitment to the principles of recovery.
  • Applicants must hold the Level 4 New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (NZCHW) or a recognised equivalent. Alternatively, you will be willing to 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.
  • Knowledge of, and demonstrable commitment to, the principles of the Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

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

Closing Date | Rā Katinga: 10 February 2023Please note, this job may close early if a suitable candidate is found 

Position Description: https://www.wisegroup.co.nz/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/PW-Support-Worker.pdf

Contact | Whakapā:  Narmadha Dhayanandan, Team Coach – Nurse on 027 543 9704.

For further information, visit www.pathways.co.nz 

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. 

Note: The Criminal History Check is Exempt from The Clean Slate Act. In other words, the Clean Slate Act does not apply to this position. Please declare any offences (even outside 7 years) in your application. 

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

Read and follow the instructions on how to apply for this job. We do not accept applications on behalf of the employer. Only contact the employer if you have questions that are not specified in the job description.

Contact the employer if you have questions about the role that isn’t otherwise stated in the job post. Otherwise, please follow the instructions on how to apply for this job.

 

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