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Support Worker

Job posted: 16/03/2023
Job closes: 30/03/2023

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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

  • Gain a free NZQA qualification in Health and Wellbeing
  • Get your foot in the door with one of the leading MH organisations in NZ
  • New salary rates + extra annual leave + 2 wellbeing days

If you’re looking for a way to make a difference in the lives of others and the world around you – you’re in the right place.

What we offer | Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou

  • Gain a free NZQA Health & Wellbeing qualification through paid study leave
  • New equity pay rates, earn up to $28.25 per hour based on your qualifications
  • Extra annual leave after 12 months of employment
  • Receive 2 wellbeing days annually
  • Additional Kiwisaver contributions
  • A wide range of discounts through our employee discounts app
  • Discount at Specsavers for you and your family members
  • Discounted plans with Southern Cross for medical insurance

About the role | Mō tēnei tūranga mahi

This role is based in our Residential Recovery service.  Here, we help to support people to live their best lives according to them, help them to identify, set and reach their goals - so you might be doing an activity they enjoy, learning something new, developing a garden, being creative, or developing their community networks.   Every day will be different, and every day you’ll be doing meaningful mahi.

This role is 32 hours per week working Sunday to Wednesday 7am – 3.30pm, based in Nelson.

In this role you’ll

  • Support people with independent daily living skills – cooking, cleaning, gardening and everyday household tasks
  • To be healthier and set goals
  • Focus on the individuals needs and provide culturally safe practice
  • Complete relevant administrative tasks, take comprehensive notes, provide effective handovers to the next shift, and support and collaborate with your colleagues
  • Be prepared to do whatever it takes

About you | Mōu

  • Hold a current full and clean New Zealand driver’s licence
  • Hold a current comprehensive first aid certificate covering units 6400, 6401 and 6402 or be willing to obtain one within 3 months of employment
  • Preferred but not essential to 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 and complete it within 2 years.  We offer our staff significant support to complete this study
  • Have a cultural awareness, knowledge of, and demonstrable commitment to, the principles of the Te Tiriti o Waitangi

Closing date | Rā Katinga: 30 March 2023.  Please note, the advert may close sooner if a suitable candidate is found. 

Position description:

Contact:  Emma Smith, Team Coach on 027 22 59181 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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