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Support Worker (Forensic Rehabilitation – Secure unit)

Job posted: 22/05/2023
Job closes: 26/06/2023

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IHC - IDEA Services

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About the Company/Organisation

IHC is New Zealand’s leading provider of services for people with intellectual disabilities. Our Mission is at the heart of everything we do and we are committed to supporting people with intellectual disabilities to lead satisfying lives in the community.

Job Description

Location: Porirua, Wellington

Job type: Full and part time opportunities

Shifts: Fortnightly roster can include, AMs 7.00am - 3.00pm, PMs 3.00pm - 11.00pm and some nights shifts may be needed

Pay and benefits: $22.70-$28.25 depending on relevant qualifications

We are looking for compassionate and resilient individuals to join our forensic rehabilitation team working in a secure facility in Kenepuru. You will work alongside people with intellectual disabilities and support them through their rehabilitation journey. 

We are contracted by the Ministry of Health to provide rehabilitation services for people with high and complex needs who have committed an offence and had contact with the justice system. We provide a 24/7 rehabilitation service in a secure unit that offers clinical support, vocational opportunities and life skills programmes.

We have a strong evidenced based clinical pathway, designed specifically to guide the journey for people within the service. You will be supporting individuals with complex behavioural needs to lead safe and meaningful lives in the community. We are looking for resilient people, with calm natures and confidence to deal with challenging behaviours.

In this role you will:

  • Work in partnership with people to make positive changes in their lives through learning new skills and having new experiences
  • Support people to develop supportive relationships with family/whanau and their community
  • Encourage people to have a voice and be heard
  • Safely support the rehabilitation of people with high and complex needs
  • Develop your knowledge and skills related to supporting rehabilitation
  • Build a career working in a complex and challenging work environment
  • Manage risk and maintain safety while support the rehabilitation of people with high and complex needs in compliance with IDCC&R Act 2003
  • Support people to live a positive, healthy, and fulfilling lifestyle

What we offer you:

  • Opportunities to build your long-term career in the disability sector
  • Ongoing support to achieve your National certificates in Health and Wellbeing
  • Generous long-service leave entitlements and Insurance benefit
  • "Refer a friend" Bonus programme
  • Employee Assistance programme service anytime you might need counselling support
  • $22.70 - $28.25 per hour depending on relevant qualifications, with the ability to earn more as you gain qualifications


Ideally, you will have some experience in the health and disability sector, but if not, we would still love to hear from you if this is a career you want to pursue and you have the right 'can-do' attitude.

  • Flexibility to work rostered shifts
  • A calm nature and confidence to work with challenging behaviours
  • Be willing to engage with and complete the National Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Level 2 to 4)
  • Have a full NZ drivers' licence or be able to gain this within 3 months
  • Pass a full New Zealand police clearance (Vulnerable Children's Act 2014
  • Good written and verbal communication

To find out more about being a Support Worker with IDEA Services, please visit our 'Join our Support Crew' page.

IDEA Services Ltd is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the IHC Group which is made up of our charitable programmes and three wholly-owned subsidiaries, including the provision of housing and tenancy services. Our services are founded on IHC's absolute commitment to the people we support and their families/whanau to have a good life. IDEA Services Ltd is an accredited Immigration AEWV employer.

The IHC Group is committed to Te Tiriti o Waitangi and actively seek a diverse applicant pool. We encourage candidates of all backgrounds to apply. We welcome all kinds of diversity and the different perspectives such diversity brings to our work. 

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