We need someone who is adaptable and willing to travel between Inglewood, Stratford and Hawera regularly. Initially, the hours will be 5-10 per fortnight. These hours may increase over time.
About the role
Three women living in the community need support with their living and social needsWe are seeking a support worker who enjoys getting involved in activities alongside the person both at home and in the community.
Experience working in this field is not necessary, as training relevant to the specific people you will be working with will be given.
A sense of humour and a positive outlook is paramount to create a cheerful environment. As a team player, you will be working together to formulate and implement plans to achieve the best outcomes.
The successful candidate
- will enjoy being actively involved in the community, in both active and social activities
- enthusiastically support the individual to live their best life
- encourage the individual to grow and increase their independence by supporting them to learn skills for daily living and to make decisions and choices
- 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
- be a team player who actively participates and advocates for the person
- be upbeat, cheerful and a determined community networker
be open-minded and kind.
Skills and experience
- Qualification in Health and Wellbeing or similar OR two years’ experience desirable, but not essential
- Computer literacy
- Current first aid certificate
- Valid driver’s license essential
- Good communication skills
- Great time management skills
- Four weeks annual leave
- Employee Assistance Program
- Cellphone and technology allowance
- Collaborative working environment
- On the job training
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 Kieran Windsor on 021529397 or email Kieran.Windsor@connections.org.nz for a confidential discussion.
Quote vacancy reference: REC266