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Support Worker – Awake nights

Job posted: 04/08/2022
Job closes: 02/09/2022

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About Pathways | Mō mātou

We’re passionate about supporting people with experience of mental illness or addictions – we’ve been dedicated to it for 30 years. Our staff are our greatest asset. So, one of our top priorities is to recruit an incredible local team of people who are as passionate as we are about supporting people experiencing mental illness to live well in the Nelson Marlborough community

Job Description

  • Part-time night shift role working Thursday to Saturday 11.00 pm to 7.30 am
  • Grow your career and expand your learning by joining a progressive organisation
  • Unique opportunity to join a highly regarded national mental health provider
We’re looking for a caring support worker to work in our local Blenheim Residential Service.
The benefits | Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou
  • Paid study leave
  • Extra annual leave after 12 months of employment
  • Ongoing training and support in your role and career
  • EAP support services
  • Discount at Specsavers for you and your family members
  • Discounted plans with Southern Cross for medical insurance
  • Special banking treatments for Westpac customers
  • Give back to the community
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 join our Pathways Blenheim Residential Service. If you don’t have any prior knowledge or experience that’s ok, we offer all of our staff the opportunity to become qualified, gaining a nationally recognized Level Four Certificate in Mental Health and Wellbeing. This is a permanent part-time position working 24 hours per week on the awake night shift from 11.00pm – 7.30am, Thursday to Saturday, based in Blenheim. Responsibilities include:
  • Focusing on the individuals needs and providing culturally safe practice
  • Relevant administrative tasks, comprehensive notes and effective handover, and supporting and collaborating with your colleagues
  • Support people with independent daily living skills. You’ll need to be prepared to support our clients to do whatever it takes - cleaning, cooking, gardening or helping out with everyday household tasks
  • 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
You’ll have a caring nature and have the ability to easily build relationships. You’ll have a positive and up beat personality and non-judgemental. You’ll also:
  • Hold a full New Zealand driver’s licence
  • Hold a first aid Certificate or willing to obtain one
  • You will either 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. We offer our staff significant support to complete this study.
Ready to take a closer look at Pathways? Then apply now. Closing date | Rā Katinga: 2 September 2022. PLEASE NOTE, this role may close early if suitable candidates are found. Position description: Contact | Whakapa: Kaylene Tahuhu, Team Coach on 027 310 0798 if you have any questions. The Covid-19 Public Health Response (Vaccinations) Order 2021 requires staff working in health-related services to be fully vaccinated (this includes any subsequent boosters). As a provider we are responsible for ensuring all of our employees are vaccinated and boosted as per the mandate and employees are responsible for ensuring we have access to this information For further information, visit our website **All new appointees into Pathways 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.

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