Casual Mental Health Support Worker

  • Company:
    IHC New Zealand
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
    Full-Time
  • Posted:
    2 hours ago
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Do you have experience supporting people with Mental health issues? Do you have a passion for making a difference for people in your community?Are you flexible in the hours and days you can work? About the role: We are currently looking for a casual Mental Health Support Worker to join our supported accommodation service in the Kapiti area. Here are your must haves:You do not need to have experience, but you do need a desire to work with people with a mental illnessA commitment to respecting the rights of people with a mental illness and to supporting them to achieve their goalsBe able to work with a diverse range of peopleAssist people to develop and maintain community relationships and networksBe willing to develop new skills and gain National Certificate in Mental Health qualification.Support people to strengthen their capacity to be safe and a valued member of their family, whanau and the communitySupport people to live a healthy lifestyleBe flexible in your availability(including being able to work evenings, weekends, sleepovers and Awake overnights)What’s on offer?Opportunities to build your long-term career in the disability sectorCompetitive hourly pay rates from $20.50 to $25.50Support to achieve Level 2 New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (a minimum qualification requirement for a Support Worker)The opportunity to gain further qualifications by enrolling in the Level 3 New Zealand Certificate in Health and WellbeingGenerous long-service leave entitlements and Insurance benefitA generous insurance package that kicks in after two years of serviceAttractive staff discounts including an exclusive eyecare packages through a leading optometristAbout IDEA Services – RIDSASIDEA Services Regional Intellectual Disability Supported Accommodation Service (RIDSAS) is contracted by the Ministry of Health to provide a 24/7 supervised rehabilitation service that offers clinical support, vocational opportunities and life skills programmes for people with high and complex needs, who may have had contact with the justice system, and referred under the Intellectual Disability Compulsory Care & Rehabilitation Act (IDCC&R) (please click HERE for more information).Our services are founded on IHC’s utter commitment for people with intellectual disabilities to have a good life and to be valued contributors to and members of their own community. IDEA Services is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the IHC Group is made up of our charitable programmes and three wholly-owned subsidiaries, committed to supporting people with intellectual disabilities to lead satisfying lives in the community and to providing housing and tenancy services to people in need.How to applyWe will be conducting interviews throughout the advertisement time, so we might close this advert sooner if the position(s) are filled.Applicants must have the legal right to work in New Zealand.IHC Group is committed to Te Tiriti o Waitangi and actively seek a diverse applicant pool. We encourage candidates of all backgrounds to apply. We welcome all kinds of diversity and the different perspectives such diversity brings to our work.Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa