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Support Worker

Job posted: 06/03/2023
Job closes: 04/04/2023

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About Pathways | Mō mātou
Pathways is a leading national provider of community-based mental health, addiction 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.

Job Description

  • Looking for part-time work in Nelson with it’s vibrant culture
  • Unique opportunity to join a highly regarded national mental health provider
  • Extra annual leave, wellbeing days, and new pay rates

Bring your level 4 NZCHW or equivalent qual to our respite service supporting people experiencing mental illness

The benefits | Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou
In this role, you can look forward to:

  • 2 paid wellbeing days annually
  • 5 weeks annual leave after 12 months of employment
  • New pay rates between $22.49 up to $28.25 per hour
  • Ongoing training and coaching
  • Discount at Specsavers for you and your family members
  • Discounted plans with Southern Cross for medical insurance
  • EAP services

The role | Mō tēnei tūranga mahi
Join us to provide our tangata whaiora with a short-term respite during a crisis.  You’ll provide a supportive, safe and nurturing space and be comfortable working with people in distress. You’ll be working with a team of dedicated Support Workers in our 4 bed crisis respite service, and report to the Team Coach. 

This is a part-time role, working Thursday to Saturday from 3.00pm – 11.30pm. Based in Nelson.

Responsibilities include: 

  • Relevant administrative tasks, effective handover, and supporting and collaborating with your colleagues
  • Focusing on the individuals needs and providing culturally safe practice
  • Be prepared to do whatever it takes - cleaning, cooking or helping out with everyday tasks
  • Medication support
  • Sensory modulation
  • Liaising with other services and advocating for people

About You | Mōu
Everything you do supports a recovery focused approach. You’ll also

  • Hold a current full and clean New Zealand driver’s licence
  • Have current first aid certificate or be willing to obtain one
  • Hold the New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing – level 4 (NZCHW) or a recognised equivalent or currently studying towards this.
  • Preferably you have completed the Peer Support training
  • Have impeccable attention to detail and be able to provide medication support
  • Ability to provide a calming, supportive environment for tangata whaiora experiencing mental health crisis
  • Ability to think creatively and be flexible to best support our tangata whaioraSupportive of team members, sharing knowledge and expertise to achieve the best health outcomes for tangata whaiora
  • Knowledge of local services would be beneficial

We welcome peer support worker applications

Closing date: 4 April 2023.  Please note, the advert may close sooner if a suitable candidate is found. 

Position Description:

Contact: Hayley Kumar, Team Coach on 027 288 1219 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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