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Vocational Support Worker – Fixed – Lower Hutt

Job posted: 13/05/2024
Job closes: 13/06/2024

Company/Organisation Name:

MASH Trust

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About the Company/Organisation

MASH Trust is a non-government organisation and registered charity operating since 1989, when it was founded to provide accommodation and sheltered housing. Today, MASH provides a wide range of support services for approximately 1700 people with mental health conditions, disabilities, alcohol and addiction struggles, and youth support.  

Our services are offered in a number of settings including day programmes, support in people’s own homes, support within MASH homes, and support in the community. MASH operates throughout the lower North Island in Wellington, Kapiti, Horowhenua, Manawatū, and Hawkes Bay with over 500 staff and volunteers. 

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Job Description

Exciting vocational opportunity working Monday to Friday as an Enabling Good Lives  Support Worker, fixed term based in Lower Hutt.
At MASH Trust, our mission is to work together to achieve great lives, and this is instilled in everything we do. It’s an exciting time to join us and you will have the opportunity to make a positive impact.
MASH Trust supports people in their own homes, within MASH homes and in the community. We operate throughout the lower North Island, in Wellington, Kapiti, Horowhenua, Manawatu and Hawkes Bay regions 
With over 550 staff and volunteers, we work alongside the people we support to enable them to live fulfilling lives We are looking for a passionate person to join our team, to support people in reaching their goals and getting involved in their community.  We are a creative bunch who look at ways of tearing down barriers and creating a space where everyone feels part of a community.
We strive to set lofty aspirations and work in partnership to achieve these goals. We make friendships and get involved in the wider community.
If this sounds like something, you want to be a part of then this is the job for you!  
What we can offer you:
· Earn $23.38 - $29.10 per hour dependent on your qualification .
· An excellent working environment
· Ongoing training and development within your role
· Study Leave Days and MASH Days 
The position:
We have a Fixed term position available from  July 22nd  2024 to August 1st 2025 , 60 hours per fortnight.
Your role will include planning and supporting people to participate in a meaningful way in the community by assisting in gaining and maintaining social, health, education, whanau and cultural connection. Previous professional experience in the intellectual disability field and knowledge of Enabling Good Live's Values is an advantage but not essential.
Week 1:
Monday - Friday: 9am - 3:30pm 
Week 2:
Monday - Friday: 9am - 3:30pm 
You will need to have:
· Experience engaging with or working with people with an intellectual disability or complex needs preferable.
· A relevant qualification or the willingness to work towards one.
· A current full NZ driver’s license and be able to drive 8 seater vans.
· A passion for developing and expanding opportunities for service users.
· A Knowledge of Community activities available locally  
· The ability to work in a team across a range of activity areas including assisting with personal cares.
· Good documentation skills and familiarity with a computer.
· A good understanding of enabling good lives.
This role may close earlier if the right candidate is found.

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