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Support Worker

Job posted: 13/01/2023
Job closes: 13/02/2023

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Job Description

  • Part-time, Perm + Hawera + Sunday - Tuesday
  • Flexible work arrangements + Discounted Premiums + Extra annual leave
  • Support people using Pathways’ service to live their dreams and flourish.

We are looking for someone with a good understanding and commitment to the principles of recovery.  A real ‘people-person’ who can engage with anyone!

Pathways | Mō mātou
At Pathways, we provide community-based mental health and well-being services throughout New Zealand.  While mental health is our priority, total well-being is our goal. We are all about hope and respect and providing personalised support that changes as people’s needs change.

The Benefits | Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou

  • New salary rates, earn up to $28.25 per hour
  • Extra week of annual leave after 12 months of employment
  • 2 Paid well-being days
  • Wise Group Discount App
  • 5% Kiwisaver Contribution
  • Discount at Specsavers for you and your family members
  • Discounted plans with Southern Cross for medical insurance
  • Ongoing training and support in your role and career
  • Be part of a supportive team where work-life balance is encouraged
  • Give back to the community

About the role | Mō tēnei tūranga mahi
You will be reporting to the Team Coach and work with Registered Health Professionals and Support Workers; all with a common purpose to support people experiencing mental illness in our Taranaki South Mobile Team.  The service covers South, Central and Coastal Taranaki areas.

PART-TIME PERMANENT position based in Hawera, Taranaki.
Working 20 hours weekly from Sunday - Tuesday

Responsibilities include:

  • Budgeting and independent daily living skills
  • Attending appointments and advocating for people.
  • Medication support
  • Work in a recovery-focused way
  • Cleaning, cooking, or helping with everyday household tasks in preparation for transition to independent living in the community.
  • Personal improvement goals

You | Mōu

  • NZ full driver’s licence
  • Current first aid certificate or be willing to obtain one
  • Applicants must hold the New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (NZCHW) or a recognised equivalent.  Alternatively, you will commence study towards this within six months of starting your employment with Pathways. This needs to be completed within two years of commencement. Pathways offer significant support for support workers to complete this study.
  • Support Worker experience or similar
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of the primary care sector
  • Knowledge of, and demonstrable commitment to, the principles of the Te Tiriti o Waitangi 

Applications Close: 12th February 2023. PLEASE NOTE: this advert may close sooner if a suitable candidate is found prior to the closing date.

Position Description:

Contact: Eleasha Coombe, Team Coach- Registered Health Professional, 027 293 9283

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.

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 regarding 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 supports a smoke-free environment. We encourage people with experience with mental illness to apply.

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