Job Description:

Community Connections

Support Worker: Part-Time & Casual- Whakatane – vacancy no 6103

● 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 Supported Living services and Personal Cares & Home Management in the Whakatane area.

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 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, 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 $19.80 and $24.50 per hour.

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

You can contact Raewyn Winiata, Service Coordinator, by email to bop.region@ccslt.org.nz or telephone 021 585 291 during business hours Monday – Thursday 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 submit your application, covering letter and CV via the ‘Apply for Job’ tab.

Applications must be received by Friday 7th June no later than 5.00pm but 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.

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

 
 

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Community Connections provides 24 hour support to people to live in their own homes and in some situations residential 24/7 coverage. The position you are applying for may involve rostered shifts including early morning, evenings, nights and weekends
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Under the provisions of the Criminal Records (Clean Slate) Act 2004, you do not have to disclose details of criminal convictions if you meet all of the following criteria: No convictions within last 7 years AND You have never been sentenced to a custodial sentence AND You have never been ordered by a court, following a criminal case, to be detained in a hospital due to a mental condition AND You have no convictions for ‘specified offences’ under the Act AND You have never been indefinitely disqualified from driving.

Further information relevant to potential employment may be sought at any subsequent interview. All successful applicants will be required to complete Police vetting.

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If you are offered this position you may be requested to undertake a base-line medical examination to assess your health in relation to the tasks you may be undertaking during the course of your employment.

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I hereby acknowledge that subsequent to the Privacy Act 1993 I am providing personal information to Community Connections which may or may not be publicly available information, for the purposes of assessment for my prospective employment with Community Connections. I declare that the answers I have given to the Criminal & Traffic Offences questions are true and correct to the best of my knowledge. I understand that if Community Connections employs me and it is found that the information I have provided is untrue or misleading, I may face disciplinary action, which may result in the termination of my employment. I am aware that the intended recipients of this information are the Human Resources Department, the Management of Community Connections, the supervisors of the position for which I am applying and anyone else I may authorise disclosure to from time to time. I further confirm that the information I have provided as part of my application (including but not limited to the answers to the questions in this application, answers given at the interview and in my CV) is accurate, up to date, complete, relevant and not misleading. I understand that if the information I have provided is found to be misleading at any stage or that if any material fact is suppressed I may not be employed or that it would be grounds for Community Connections to dismiss me if I am employed (such conduct would be considered serious misconduct). I also understand that any false information given in section 5, the health portion of this form, may result in my loss of entitlement for any work related insurance compensation under the Injury Prevention, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2001.