Support Worker

  • Company:
    Wise Group
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
    Full-Time
  • Posted:
    2 days ago
  • Category:
  • Part-time opportunity to join our Community Team based in Christchurch
  • 20 hrs working Thursday to Saturday
  • Support individuals in distress experience a positive personal recovery journey
  • We’re looking for someone with a good understanding and commitment to the principles of recovery and trauma informed care. A real ‘people person’ who can engage with anyone! 

    Summary
    Are you the support worker we are looking for? Someone who is passionate about supporting people on their recovery journeys? If so, then keep reading.

    We have a position available on our Community team, based at the Birmingham Dr Office. This is a permanent part-time position working on the Mobile Respite Team, Starting February 2021.

    Hours or work are 20 hours per week:
    8.30am-5.00pm (Thursday & Friday) 
    8.00am-12.00pm (Saturday)

    As a Support Worker on the Community Team, you might be kept busy supporting people with budgeting and independent daily living skills or attending appointments and advocating for people. You might be assisting people to connect with their communities. You will need to be prepared to support our people to do whatever it takes – cleaning, cooking, gardening, or helping with everyday household tasks. 

    Pathways
    Transforming mental health and addictions through fostering strong, compassionate, self-supporting communities.

    The Team
    You will be reporting to the Team Coach and joining our Community Team, working with Support Workers who all have the common purpose to support people experiencing mental illness.

    We are looking for a down to earth person who has a good sense of humour, integrity, honesty, reliability, and flexibility.

    You 
    You will be someone who wants to work in a close knit and supportive team. You will have a caring nature and a passion for supporting people in a recovery focused approach to help with their recovery journeys. You will need to be able to provide medication support for our people when needed.

    You will have impeccable attention to detail and have plenty of common sense. You will have a high level of knowledge around community supports and how to navigate and access external services for the people we support. Of course, you will have heaps of initiative and be keen to learn.

    In addition, you will uphold key attributes, such as:

  • Being a great listener, the sort of person who will listen deeply to the people who use our services.
  • Being a fresh thinker, using curiosity and imagination to generate new ideas and be able to solve problems.
  • Being energising, inspiring others with enthusiasm and a ‘take action’ approach.
  • Being an exceptional communicator, the sort of positive person who loves working with people.
  • Have a great understanding of community services and agencies within Otautahi
  • Can work with a wide range of people including older persons
  • You must have:

  • Experience working as a support worker or equivalent within a community setting.
  • A New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (NZCHW) or a recognised equivalent.
  • A current full, clean driver’s license.
  • A current first aid certificate.
  • The Benefits
    in this role, you can look forward to having a great team around you everyday working in an organisation that believes, in its purpose. You will be part of a supportive work environment where life balance is encouraged, and people are valued.

    Closing Date: Friday 5 February 2021. Please note, this advert may close if suitable candidates are found.