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Support Worker

Job posted: 17/01/2023
Job closes: 19/02/2023

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Job Description

  • Full-Time, Perm + Sunday - Wednesday + New Plymouth
  • Wise Group discount app + Discounted Premiums + Extra annual leave
  • Support all ages of whaioras and other NGO's

We’re looking for a support worker to join us in our Crisis & Planned Adult Respite service in New Plymouth

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 report to the Team Coach and join our Crisis & Planned Adult Respite - Mental Health & Addictions Facility.  You will be working with a team of Support Workers – all with a common purpose of supporting people experiencing mental distress.  

Full-Time, Permanent Position Available in New Plymouth
Sunday – Wednesday; 32 hours per week
Week 1: 7:00 AM – 3:30 PM; Week 2: 3:00 PM – 11:30 PM

Responsibilities include:

  • Advocate and support people to be well and thrive.
  • Connect them with resources that support them in living well and assist them in building resilience
  • Help people connect with their communities, building the relationships that matter most
  • Foster positive change for a more positive life
  • Provide medication support for our people

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.
  • 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 

Closing Date: 18th February 2023. Please note, this role may close earlier if a suitable candidate is found.

Position Description:

Contact: Hayleigh Rumball, Team Coach on 027 261 3586 for any questions.

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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