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Support Worker - Part-time and casual - Hutt Valley 247 - 6091

Support Worker 6091 - Hutt Valley 247 services- Part-time and casual

Applications close 5.00pm Tuesday 27th of February 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 residential 24/7 Services in the Hutt Valley. There are part time weekend and casual positions available to the right candidates which vary in hours of work.

Community Connections is a community based disability service. We offer support to people who have a disability with the aim of providing individuals with the natural supports necessary to enable them to live in their own home, to connect with their community and to enjoy an independent, fulfilling life.

We seek team members to fill 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.

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 Hutt Valley 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 in Prader Willi syndrome would be beneficial for this position. 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 Haley Wynne, Team Leader, by email to or 021 459 468 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 Tuesday 27th of February no later than 5.00pm but may be extended.

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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