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Support Worker

Job posted: 13/01/2023
Job closes: 12/02/2023

Company/Organisation Name:

Pathways

Company/Organisation Website:

www.pathways.co.nz

About the Company/Organisation

About Pathways | Mō mātou
We’re passionate about supporting people with experience of mental illness or addictions – we’ve been dedicated to it for 30 years. Our staff are our greatest asset. So, one of our top priorities is to recruit an incredible local team of people who are as passionate as we are about supporting people experiencing mental illness to live well in the community.

Job Description

  • New year and new role? Part-time role in Blenheim
  • Great opportunity to join a highly regarded national mental health provider
  • New competitive pay rate, extra annual leave and wellbeing days

Join our Blenheim Residential Service and provide support to those in our community on their recovery journey

About Pathways | Mō mātou
We're passionate about supporting people with experience of mental illness or addictions - we’ve been dedicated to it for 30 years. Our staff are our greatest asset. So, one of our top priorities is to recruit an incredible local team of people who are as passionate as we are about supporting people experiencing mental illness to live well in the community.

The benefits | Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou

  • Paid study leave
  • Competitive pay rates between $22.49 up to $28.25 per hour 
  • Extra annual leave after 12 months of employment
  • 2 wellbeing days annually
  • Ongoing training and support in your role and career
  • EAP support services

The role | Mō tēnei tūranga mahi
We’re looking for a Support Worker who is passionate about supporting people on their recovery journey.  You’ll report to the Team Coach and join our Pathways Residential Service, a single staffed, 6 bed residential recovery service working within the mental health sector.

This is a permanent part-time position working Friday and Saturday 3.00pm – 11.30pm, based in Blenheim.

You’ll walk alongside whai ora to achieve their individual goals and increase knowledge and motivation around daily living tasks, interpersonal relationships, encouraging people to participate in community activities and provide intentional support to all.

You’ll also:

  • Focus on the individuals needs and provide culturally safe practice
  • Conduct relevant administrative tasks, produce comprehensive notes, provide effective handovers, and support and collaborate with your colleagues
  • You’ll need to be prepared to support our clients to do whatever it takes - cleaning, budgeting, cooking, gardening or helping out with everyday household tasks
  • Attend appointments and advocate for people

About you | Mōu
You’ll have a caring nature and have the ability to easily build relationships. You’ll have a positive and up beat personality and non-judgemental.

You’ll also

  • Hold a full New Zealand driver’s licence
  • Hold a first aid Certificate or willing to obtain one
  • You will either hold the New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (or a recognised equivalent) or be willing to commence study towards this qualification within six months of starting with us. We offer our staff significant support to complete this study.
  • Knowledge of, and demonstrable commitment to, the principles of the Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

Ready to take a closer look at Pathways? Then apply now.

Closing date | Rā Katinga: 12 February 2023. PLEASE NOTE, this role may close early if suitable candidates are found.

Contact | Whakapa: Kaylene Tahuhu, Team Coach on 027 310 0798 if you have any questions.

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

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