Support Worker – Central Wellington
Part-time hours available. The hours include weekdays, sleepovers and shift work.
Shifts are a mixture of;
7 am to 3 pm,
3 pm to 11 pm
11 pm to 7 am (sleepover)
About the role
We are looking for a professional suitable female staff to support two young women. Part of the role will require them to be involved with personal care.
The role will be supporting two young women as they transition into their first flatting situation together. Both women are on the autism spectrum and require competent, confident and creative support. An understanding of autism would be beneficial.
One of the women has finished her schooling and enjoys driving. She participates in regular keyboard lessons. A knowledge of southern Indian cooking would be beneficial as she has a strict vegetarian diet and is of Hindu faith.
The other young woman is 19 years old and currently at school where she enjoys a sense of community, which will have to remain as a constant as she moves into her new home. She loves swimming and going to music events, which are a both solid and essential part of her routine.
The successful candidate must be creative and fun, with the ability to problem-solve quickly.
Duties of the role
Support the individuals 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
Maintain the quality of the support we provide
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
The successful candidate needs to have a valid New Zealand driver’s license, this is a strict requirement of this role and is not negotiable.
The successful candidate must have a valid first-aid certificate
Qualification in Health and Wellbeing or similar OR two years’ experience desirable.
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 Bjorn Christensen on 021459387 or email email@example.com for a confidential discussion.
Quote vacancy reference: REC244