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Support Worker - Part-time - Otaki - 6092

Support Worker - Part-time and casual - Otaki - vacancy no 6092. Applications close 5.00pm Monday 16th of April 2018

● 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 solutions focused thinker?

If you answered yes to these questions then we would like to talk to you!

These interesting and rewarding support roles are available now in Otaki.


Community Connections is a community based support service with our key stakeholders being people with a lived experience of disability. We support each person to plan for their good life outcomes and we promote the rights of citizenship. 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 seek team members to fill part-time and casual roles supporting people in their home and in the community. These positions vary in hours of work with day time, evening and weekend work available.

We are seeking a team member who is able to be patient and reflective in the manner that they work, able to follow a structured support plan, and have good communication within a team. You will have good networks in the area 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.

You will be involved in the planning and delivery of support alongside people supported by Community Connections 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 driver’s 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.

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 Maureen Laphen, Service Manager, by email to or phone 027 2088725 during business hours if you would like any further information.

Applications must be received by Monday 16th of April 2018 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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