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Support Worker – awake nights

Job posted: 24/05/2024
Job closes: 23/06/2024

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Pathways | Mō mātou
As a leading mental health and addiction service in Aotearoa, we empower individuals to live full lives in their communities. Prioritising mental health while aiming for overall well-being, we foster strong whānau connections. Our commitment to personalised support is reflected in our ‘whatever it takes’ wairua and spirit.

Job Description

  • Are you a night owl looking for an awake night shift position in Nelson?
  • Extra KiwiSaver contribution + extra annual leave + 2 wellbeing days
  • Permanent role + national mental health provider + stunning villa

Support our guests through the night to ensure they have what they need

The Benefits | Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou

  • Increased Kiwisaver contribution
  • Fifth week of annual leave after 12 months of employment
  • Paid Wellbeing Days (2 days a year)
  • HealthNow Payment Card - $250 per year to support Health and Wellbeing for you and your whanau
  • Perk & Perk Plus discount app

The role | Mō tēnei tūranga mahi

We're seeking a new team member for an awake night shift position at our acute mental health crisis respite service, located in a beautiful villa in Nelson. This facility offers 24-hour care and supports individuals experiencing mental health distress that prevents them from staying in their home environment. You will play a vital role in providing short-term crisis respite support.

The shift is Sunday and Monday, awake nights working from 11pm – 7.30am in Nelson. We also provide a meal for staff working on the awake night shift. 

Your main focus will be working alongside individuals in the night to support their recovery and enhance their wellbeing.

You’ll also

  • Focus on the individuals needs and providing culturally safe practice
  • Complete relevant administrative tasks, comprehensive notes and effective handover, and supporting and collaborating with your colleagues
  • You’ll need to be prepared to support our clients to do whatever it takes using a recovery model
  • While the people you support are asleep, you will be kept busy with other tasks like cleaning and supporting the day shifts with maintaining things like filing, first aid kits, emergency kits and preparation of paperwork. 

About You | Mōu
For this role, you must hold a Level 4 Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (or an equivalent qualification, or be currently working towards it). To check equivalency go to  You should also have the ability to provide medication support with meticulous attention to detail. Additionally, you should align with our commitment to a recovery-focused approach.

You’ll have:

  • New Zealand Certificate Level 4 in Health and Wellbeing (or a recognised equivalent).
  • A full New Zealand drivers licence
  • You must hold a current comprehensive first aid certificate or be willing to obtain one.

Closing date: 23 June 2024.  Please note, if a suitable candidate is found sooner, the advert may close.

Contact:  Michelle Edwards, Team Coach on 027 306 2652 if you have any questions.

For further information, visit our website

Pathways is committed to healthy lifestyles and actively supports a smoke free environment. We encourage people with lived experience of mental illness & addictions to apply.

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