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Support worker - Part-time/Casual - Hawkes Bay-7005

Part-time and Casual Support Worker- Hawkes Bay - vacancy number 7005. Applications close 5.00pm Friday 16th of June 2017

● Are you a people person that is able to build trusting and respectful relationships?

● Do you have good community knowledge and the ability to develop networks?

● Are you a confident, solutions focused thinker who encourages others to live great lives?

If you answered yes to these questions then we would like to talk to you! These interesting and rewarding roles are available now in the Hawkes Bay area

Community Connections is a community based support service for people with a lived experience of disability. We support each person to live their good life within a citizenship framework. Support looks different for each person with a focus on facilitating natural networks that endure. The aim being that people have the supports necessary to enable them to live in their own home, to connect with their community and to enjoy a fulfilling life.

We are looking for people to fill the role of casual staff in both the Napier and Hastings areas for our Supported Living Service. Shifts include day time, evenings and weekends.

You will be involved in the planning and delivery of support alongside people supported by Community Connections and their families/whanau. Your role will involve strengthening and develop the individual’s networks including supporting naturally occurring networks that link a person to their community, with a focus on inclusion and facilitating the concept of ‘a good life’ for individuals supported. You will be working with a great team of staff, networking in the community and working with other agencies.

Experience with providing support and a first aid certificate is desirable but not essential as full training is provided. To access our web based scheduling and payroll system you will need to have your own 3G or 4G capable smartphone or tablet, and be competent with using it. We pay a data allowance for your work use. When you join our team you will be required to take part in our on-going professional development programme.

We are seeking team members who can support outgoing and active people, and someone who is able to be patient and flexible in the manner that they work. You will have good networks in the Hawkes Bay and be able to bring a fun and dynamic approach to your support. An understanding of bi cultural practice in Aotearoa New Zealand is important to this role.

If this sounds like you please fill in the form below to submit your application. Please also attach a covering letter and a CV at the end of this form. You can contact Brenda Ericson, Service Coordinator, on 027 224 2472 or or Tricia Williams, Service Coordinator, on 029 7713311 or or Christine Spooner, Service Coordinator on 027 2088724 or if you would like any further information.

Applications must be received by Friday 16th of June 2017 no later than 5.00pm, however, the advertisement may be extended.

Community Connections is an Equal Employment Opportunities employer. We always encourage people with lived experience of disability to apply. Community Connections is committed to equal employment opportunities practices. These include hiring based on merit, fairness at work, flexible working options, and promotion based on talent and knowledge through lived experience. They relate to all aspects of employment including recruitment, pay and other rewards, career development, and work conditions. To support this Community Connections is a member of the Equal Employment Opportunities Trust.

Please fill in the form below to submit your application. Please attach a covering letter and your CV at the end of this form. If you have difficulty submitting the form it is most likely because you have not filled in the required fields. Those questions with an asterix must be filled in, in order for the form to submit. Please tick the 'Send me a copy of my responses box' before you submit to receive a copy of your application

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