Job Description:

Support Worker – Newlands/Central Wellington  

Full-time, which will include days, evenings, sleepovers and wakeovers. There is a possibility that these hours will increase.  

About the role  

We are looking for a female support worker who is an effective communicator through voice, body language and facials, who has experience with autism, intellectual disability or early childhood, and personal cares.  

The successful candidate will be supporting two young females in their early 20s, both living with autism. They require support with transitioning from their family homes to a shared living arrangement together. You will be supporting them towards a good life in their home, so will require creative, initiative and problem-solving skills. 

They both enjoy swimming, sailing, cooking Indian food and love music. 

Duties of the role  

  • Support the individual to achieve their personal plans  
  • Has good boundary and problem-solving skills  
  • Strengthen and develop the individual’s networks in the community  
  • 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  

  • Fully vaccinated would be preferred   
  • Qualification in Health and Wellbeing or similar OR two years’ experience desirable 
  • Computer literacy   
  • A team player that actively participates  
  • Valid driver’s license essential  
  • Someone with good communication skills  
  • Great time management skills  
  • Someone with good sense of humor and a team player  
  • Someone who is willing to work weekends and evening  
  • Being upbeat, cheerful and an optimistic community networker.  


  • Four weeks’ annual-leave  
  • Employee Assistance Program  
  • Cell-phone, and technology allowance  
  • Collaborative working environment  
  • Mentoring to attain NZQA certificates  
  • Mana Waiora  
  • Self-managing teams  

 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 or contact Rosalie Mettam on 0212290207 or email for a confidential discussion.  

Quote vacancy reference: REC234 







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