- Part-time contract with a team that embraces its diversity & inclusion!
- Opportunity to make a difference in people’s lives by supporting them to live their best life.
- Develop your skills with ongoing professional development internally and externally
Utilize your experience and knowledge as a Support Worker to enable the person you will be supporting to live in their own homes and connect with their community.
About the role
You will support various people living in Supported living in Taupo. One person who is a wheelchair with multiple sclerosis, one teenager who has autism and lives semi-rural, one person with an ID. You will report to Service Coordinator, Amy Cole and have interaction with the family about the support being provided.
The job requires you to work 20 hours per week. Flexible working roster to fit with people supported. Some weekend work may be required and similarly some admin work will be required.
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
- It is essential that you are fully vaccinated (mandated)
- Qualification in Health and Wellbeing or similar OR two years experience
- Computer literacy
- Valid drivers license essential
- Valid first aid certificate
- Some one who is friendly and caring
- Ability to think outside the box and willing to take on a challenge
- Familiar with the area and has established networks is a plus
- Ability to work autonomously
- 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 reference number REC028 or contact Amy Cole on 0272088723 for a confidential discussion.