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Support Workers - Full Time and Part Time - 24/7 Support Waikanae - Job #6090

Full Time and Part Time Support Workers- 24/7 Support Waikanae - Multiple Positions. Applications close 5.00pm Friday 6th 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 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 24/7 service in Waikanae.

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 seek team members to fill full and part-time roles supporting an individual in their home and in the community. These positions vary in hours of work with evening, overnight and weekend work available.

We are seeking multiple team members who are 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 Waikanae 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 the individual being supported and their family/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 supporting Autism or mental health issues is desirable, as is a current first aid certificate. However, these are not essential as full training is provided. Also someone who enjoys the outdoors, and is comfortable working in a semi-rural setting would suit this role well. 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.

If this sounds like you, then please complete an application form below.

Applications must be received by Friday 6th April 2018 no later than 5.00pm, however, the advertisement may be extended. Please contact Cliff Cook on mobile 027 243 5764 during business hours, or by email to for further information.

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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