Community Support Worker – Aspirations – Wellington

  • Company:
    Spectrum Care
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
    Full-Time
  • Posted:
    21 hours ago
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Spectrum Care Trust supports children and adults who have intellectual disabilities and we are looking for a new team member in Lower Hutt. This role is based in Naenae. We need a team member for a small daytime support service for young adults who have high support needs. We’re looking for someone kind and empathic to support around 6 young people, some of whom have limited mobility, sight, and hearing. Their communication is mostly non-verbal, so you will need to be someone who can tune in to their needs, feelings, and wishes – someone who can help them grow, learn, enjoy, and be safe, comfortable and happy during their day.You will assist during activities, and hopefully bring ideas of your own for things they may enjoy doing and experiencing. A couple are little, but they sure are busy bees with high energy. We’ll need someone who can keep up and engage them in dancing, music, and sensory delights. Someone who is great at interaction- getting your face in the right place, using your expressions and voice to ‘connect’. Most need support with personal cares: eating, going to the bathroom etc. If that’s new to you, don’t worry; everyone has to start somewhere. The main thing is that you are a kind, genuine person, who is insightful and intuitive, and ready to be lively and active or gentle and soothing as needed.Attributes & SkillsCommitted to supporting people with disabilities to live great livesEmpathic, intuitive, kind, positive and engagingKeen to help young adults grow and developAble to communicate effectively and attentively with your colleagues and the people you supportReady to “go with the flow” and change activities quickly if necessaryComfortable with reporting and administration tasksPrepared to support people with personal cares such as toileting, bathing and dressingWilling to learn new skills and take the time to get to know program participants as individuals The ideal candidate will have:A relevant qualification or the commitment to achieve a Community Support Worker Level Three qualificationExperience supporting children, or adults with disabilitiesA full New Zealand driver’s licenceThe ability and confidence to drive a van, experience with a manual transmission is a bonus, or willingness to quickly learn thisSome experience with computers, including programs such as Word, Internet Explorer, and email Apply Now if you have a passion for working with people and want to make a difference!Spectrum Care is proudly an equal opportunity employer.