Job Description:

The Te Rito o Rehua team in Community Connections works with people who need support with daily life activities in Wellington. We are always on the lookout for people who want to help others and build a job that suits their lifestyle. We regularly have casual work available when regular staff are away or sick (especially as we get close to Christmas!), which is a great way to build into permanent shifts as they become available.

What you’ll do

  • You’ll be helping people do their daily life, live the life they want and achieve their goals
  • You may be doing personal care including assistance with showering, toileting and dressing, as well as food preparation and household tasks
  • Shifts range from early morning to dinner/bedtime, and are often short in length so can fit around your existing life
  • There is opportunity for supporting people to attend work and social events, which may include overnight trips for holidays and time away on a negotiated basis.

What we need from you

  • Be a people person, able to build trusting and respectful relationships
  • Have an understanding of bi-cultural practice in Aotearoa New Zealand
  • Be comfortable with technology – we have a cloud-based database and rostering system that staff need to access with their mobile devices
  • Preferable (but not required) – have a full licence and/or your own transport
  • Be physically fit to do manual handling (hoist use and/or lifting).

What you’ll get

  • Pay rate is between $20.50 and $25.50 depending on qualifications and experience
  • Loads of additional opportunities across our different teams
  • Ongoing professional development
  • Work with a bunch of great people
  • Make people’s lives and the community better

How to apply

Click on the “Apply for Job” tab, fill in the online form, and attach your CV and cover letter.

If you would like to talk more about the role, contact the Service Coordinator Esther Gillam at or 021 741 018.

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 a member of the Equal Employment Opportunities Trust and actively encourages people with lived experience of disability to apply.


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