•   Part-time
  • Rotorua
  • Posted 3 weeks ago

Job Description:

About the role

We are seeking an experienced, enthusiastic, creative team member to fill a part-time role to work across our 24/7 residential home and support independent living. You will be supporting individuals with life skills and community engagement.
We need an immediately start, with 20 hours per week. There will also be the opportunity to increase these hours. The position will be across our 24 /7 service and supported independent living.


 Duties of the role

  • Support the individual to achieve their personal plans
  • Strengthen and develop the individual’s networks in the community
  • Engage with the individual to check that the support being offered is meeting expectations and enhancing their life
  • Maintain the quality of the support we provide
  • 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, daily handover notes to your co-workers and any other administration tasks that might be required
  • 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
  • Engage in discussions with your team on the team plan, projects to be completed, administration tasks, rostering and training and development

Skills and experience

  • Must be fully vaccinated
  • Qualification in Health and well-being or similar OR two years’ experience
  • Computer literacy
  • A team player that actively participates
  • Valid driver’s license essential
  • Someone who is flexible, reliable, good team player and who can think outside the box.
  • A team player that actively participates.
  • Someone who is empathetic and inclusive.
  • Passion for building community and positive relationships.
  • Someone with a knowledge of autism and disability.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills capable of maintaining strong relationships.
  • Strong organizational and multitasking skills.
  • Strong record keeping and analytical skills.
  • Strong problem-solving abilities.
  • Someone who is willing to work weekends, sleepovers, and evening.
  • Willingness to undergo a criminal check and oranga tamariki check.


  • Four weeks annual leave
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Cellphone and technology allowance
  • Collaborative working environment
  • Great team
  • Training offered
  • Value based organisation

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 the 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 or contact Marie MacDonald on 02902086892 for a confidential discussion.


Please provide passport details and visa expiry date

It is a requirement of Community Connections that you obtain your certificate within three months of commencing employment: training will be provided if needed
Please give details
If yes, please give details

Enter start date
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
Please list

Please provide details of your last three employers (start with most recent)

Include address and length of service
Include nature of work and reason for leaving
Include address and length of service
Include nature of work and reason for leaving
Include address and length of service
Include nature of work and reason for leaving
Please give details of at least two professional/work related referees that you authorise us to contact. Include phone number.

Do you agree to inquiries being made of the following persons as to the accuracy of information contained in this application form or associated application documents, or any other matter relating to your suitability for employment?

If yes please give details.
For example: sports, hobbies, special interests, education and/or training

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.

Your answers will only be considered to the extent that they affect the position applied for.

Include any physical injury that may be aggravated by the requirements of this position or prevent you from carrying out the responsibilities of this position? Including but not limited to: any gradual process injury, e.g. Hearing loss, MSD, back strain and/or pain.
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.

For example, achievements, interests, aspirations, etc? If so, please list below
Upload your CV/resume or any other relevant file. If uploading more than one file select both files then click open. Max. file size: 2 MB.

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.