● 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 three questions then we would really like to talk to you! We are looking for people to work in our 24/7 Residential Services in Napier.
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 have multiple positions available with full time, part-time and casual roles available.
Our residential services are 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and positions vary with day-time shifts and wakeover shifts. Wakeover shifts are from 11.00pm to 7.00am on weekdays and weekends and will require you to be awake for the duration of the shift.
We need 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 Napier 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 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.
If this sounds like you, please submit your application, covering letter and CV via the application form.
You can contact Brenda Ericson, by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or mobile phone 027 224 2472 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.
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.
Applications must be received by Friday 22nd November 2019 no later than 5.00pm but may be extended.
Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.