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Support Workers - Eastern Bay of Plenty - 6094

Support Workers - Permanent part-time and casual - Vacancy No 6094 - Applications close Friday 20th of April 2018 at 5.00pm

  • Are you 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 three questions, then we would really like to talk to you!

    We are looking for people to work in our support services in the Eastern Bay of Plenty.


    Community Connections/Te Hapori Awhina Tangata is a community-based disability service which aims to provide individuals with the natural supports needed to enjoy an independent, fulfilling life.

    We are looking for team members to fill permanent, casual and part-time roles supporting people in their home and in the community. These positions vary in hours of work with day time, evening, sleepovers and weekend work available.

    You will need to be patient and reflective in your work-style, able to follow a structured support plan, and have good communication within a team. You will have good networks in the Eastern Bay of Plenty/Whakatane area and be able to bring a fun and dynamic approach to your support. Strong bicultural working skills are vital to this role.

    You will be involved in the planning and delivery of support alongside people supported by Community Connections/Te Hapori Awhina Tangata and their families/whanau. You will be working with a great team of staff, networking in the community and working with other agencies. You will be an organised and confident person with excellent communication skills.

    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. A full drivers licence is required. Dependent on the level of your qualifications, the pay rate for this position is between $19.00 and $23.50 per hour.

    When you join our team you will be required to take part in our ongoing professional development programme.

    You can contact Shmuel Bar-Even, Service Coordinator, by email to or 022 130 2123 during business hours Monday – Friday if you would like any further information. You will be joining a great place to work with a supportive team environment..

    If you wish to apply for the position please complete the Application Form below and attach your CV and covering letter. Applications must be received by Friday 20th of April no later than 5.00pm but applications may be extended.

    Community Connections/Te Hapori Awhina Tangata 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/Te Hapori Awhina Tangata 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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