Support Worker

  • Company:
    IHC New Zealand
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    16 hours ago
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Located in Pauatahanui (Porirua)Full time hoursEvening and over-night (wake) shiftsSome weekend work requiredWe are looking for enthusiastic and resilient individuals to join the RIDSAS team in Porirua. You will work alongside people with intellectual disabilities and support them through their rehabilitation journey. You will need a calm nature and confidence in dealing with challenging behaviours.As part of IHC’s Regional Intellectual Disability Supported Accommodation Service (RIDSAS), we are contracted by the Ministry of Health to provide rehabilitation services for people with high and complex needs, who may have had contact with the justice system. We provide a 24/7 supervised rehabilitation service that offers clinical support, vocational opportunities and life skills programmes.RIDSAS has a strong evidenced based clinical pathway, designed specifically to guide the journey for people within the service, to be able lead a safe and meaningful life in the community. You will be working as part of an experienced clinical and management team with the aim to ensure the highest professional practices for staff and the people we support. We are seeking staff to work alongside people with intellectual disabilities and support them in achieving positive, focused goals.In this role you will:Work in partnership with people to make positive changes in their lives through learning new skills and having new experiencesSupport people to develop supportive relationships with family/whanau and their communityEncourage people to have a voice and be heardSafely support the rehabilitation of people with high and complex needsDevelop your knowledge and skills related to supporting rehabilitationBuild a career working in a complex and challenging work environmentManage risk and maintain safety while support the rehabilitation of people with high and complex needs in compliance with IDCC&R Act 2003Support people to live a positive, healthy, and fulfilling lifestyleWhat we offer you:Opportunities to build your long-term career in the disability sectorOngoing support to achieve your National certificates in Health and WellbeingGenerous long-service leave entitlements and Insurance benefit”Refer a friend” Bonus programmeEmployee Assistance programme service anytime you might need counselling support$22.49 – $28.25 per hour depending on relevant qualifications, with the ability to earn more as you gain qualificationsRequirements:Ideally, you will have some experience in the health and disability sector, but if not, we would still love to hear from you if this is a career you want to pursue and you have the right ‘can-do’ attitude. To find out more about being a Support Worker with IDEA Services, please visit our ‘Join our Support Crew’ page.Flexible and adaptable attitudeCompassionate and empatheticPrepared to work with people with challenging behavioursBe willing to engage with and complete the National Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Level 2 to 4)Have a Full NZ drivers’ licence or be willing to work towards obtaining thisPass a full New Zealand police clearance (Vulnerable Children’s Act 2014)Have the legal right to work in New ZealandGood written and verbal communication IDEA Services is New Zealand’s largest provider of services to people with intellectual disabilities. Our services are founded on IHC’s absolute commitment to the people we support and their families/whanau to have a good life. IDEA Services is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the IHC Group which is made up of our charitable programmes and three wholly-owned subsidiaries, including the provision of housing and tenancy services. The 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.