About the role
We seek a support worker- preferably male– who is energetic, enthusiastic, team player, reliable and passionate about working with people.
You will support 2 people in 2 houses one with autism and anxiety and another with schizophrenia and autism. Both combative, do not need to have worked with disability before as training will be given.
You will report to the Service Coordinator, MaryAnn Peat and have interaction with the family about the support being provided.
The job requires you to work 30 hours per fortnight.
Duties of the role
- Support the individual to achieve their personal plans.
- Strengthen and develop the individuals networks in the community.
- Engage with the individual to check that the support being offered is meeting expectations and enhancing their life.
- Support the individual with personal hygiene and wellbeing.
- Promote an environment that encourages the individual to feel safe and comfortable.
- Encourage the individual to grow and increase their independence by supporting them to learn skills for daily living and to make decisions and choices.
- Generate daily support notes, incident reports and daily handover notes to your co-workers.
- Collaborate with other support staff by attending staff meetings, coaching, keeping each other informed about the individual being supported and sharing ideas with your team members.
Skills and experience
- Fully vaccinated
- Qualification in Health and Wellbeing or similar OR two years experience
- Computer literacy
- Valid drivers license essential
- Someone who loves fishing, going for walks and movies
- Four weeks annual-leave
- Employee Assistance Program
- Cell-phone allowance
- Collaborative working environment
About Community Connections
We are a community based disability support provider that operates across much of the North Island. Our Vision is of an inclusive New Zealand where people with disabilities are embraced as fully participating citizens, where barriers to inclusion are removed, and where all people are respected and valued for who they are.
We believe that people with disabilities can and should live the life they choose, on their own terms and within the community of their choice.
Community Connections is an Equal Employment Opportunities employer, and we love diversity in what we do and whom we employ. We are committed to Te Tiriti O Waitangi, the UN Convention for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the NZ Disability strategy. We encourage people with lived experience of disability, mental health, Maori, Pasifika, people from other backgrounds and/or from LGBTQIA+ community to apply.
How to apply
Click APPLY and quote REC088 or contact MaryAnn Peat on 0211510158 for a confidential discussion.