Support Worker, Part-time – Waipukurau
$23.65 to $28.25 per hour, (depending on experience) + phone allowance.
This is a part-time role working 20 hours per fortnight. The hours will include weekdays and weekends,
Community Service & Development – Age and Disability Support; Support 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.
Utilise your experience and knowledge as a Support Worker to enable the person you will be supporting to live in their own home and connect with their community.
About the role
We are looking for a team player who can work in a self-managing team, that provides empowerment through wellbeing. In this dynamic team you can grow and utilize your strengths and abilities.
The successful candidate must be observant and adapt the way they interact with others. They must have a sense of humour and a positive outlook, as well as being a Mana enhancing mentor.
An upbeat, cheerful and optimistic personality is vital, as the successful candidate will be supporting a variety of people living independently in the community or transitioning into a flatting life.
Attributes we are looking for
The successful applicant must have
strongly aligns with the organisation’s values
an understanding of Te Ao Maori and tikanga
a calm disposition
a sense of humour
proficient in English
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.
Support the individual with personal hygiene and well-being.
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
Experience in supporting people with an intellectual disability and high and complex needs
Experience in working as part of a residential team
Resilience and can-do attitude
Experience with personal care
Qualification in Health and Wellbeing or similar OR two years experience
Valid driver’s license essential
Four weeks of annual leave
Employee Assistance Program
Collaborative working environment
Mentoring for NZQA certificates
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 for a confidential discussion contact Brenda Ericson at firstname.lastname@example.org