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Support Worker

Job posted: 02/03/2023
Job closes: 01/04/2023

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Pathways | Mō mātou
Creating mental health and wellness opportunities that enable people to live their dreams and flourish. At Pathways, that’s what we do; and who we are. 

Job Description

  • Part-time role based in Christchurch
  • Extra annual leave and a great team around you every day
  • Unique opportunity to join a highly regarded national mental health provider

Support people in the mental health sector with daily living skills and connecting with their communities.

The Benefits | Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou

  • Extra annual leave after 12 months employment
  • 2 well-being days annually
  • EAP support services
  • 1:1 coaching
  • A great team around you every day, working in an organisation that believes in its purpose  

The role | Mō tēnei tūranga mahi 
We’re looking for a Support Worker who is passionate about supporting people on their recovery journeys.  You’ll report to the Team Coach and joining our Pathways Christchurch Residential Services team, who support people to transition into independent living. You will be working in a team of Support Workers – all with a common purpose to support people experiencing mental illness.

As a Support Worker you’ll be:

  • Supporting people with budgeting and independent daily living skills
  • Attending appointments and advocating for people
  • Assisting people to connect with their communities
  • Be prepared to do whatever it takes - cleaning, cooking, gardening, personal care or helping out with everyday tasks

This role is 3 days per week working 0.6FTE, Thursday - Saturday, 3:00PM - 11:30PM, based at Ward Street, Christchurch.

You | Mōu: 
We are interested to hear from people who have a caring nature and work in a recovery focused way, you will have impeccable attention to detail and be able to provide medication support for our people.

  • You must hold a current full driver’s licence
  • You must hold a 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 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.
  • Ideally you’ll have some experience working in the mental health field
  • And an understanding of Te Ao Maori principles in a wellbeing setting.

For further information, visit our website

Position description:

Closing Date | Rā Katinga: 1 April 2023.  Please note, this advert may close if a suitable candidate is found.

Contact: Sharon Necklen, Team Coach on  027 288 3873 if you have 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 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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