Support Worker

Job ID 22228229
Canterbury, Christchurch
Listed on 18 May 2023

About this job

Support Worker – Multiple Positions • Fixed work pattern with opportunity to pick up extra hours as you like • Earn while you learn - gain a recognised NZQA qualification at no cost • Full time and part time positions available About us: our reason for being We are a community leader providing services and support for people living with an intellectual disability, supporting them to live their best lives and find a valued place in our society. Being part of Hōhepa is being a part of a community of people who actively engage with the people we support so to empower them to develop to their fullest potential and lead enriched and meaningful lives in a holistic, supportive environment. The Opportunity: what this role is about? With recent growth in our services, we have several exciting opportunities to join one of Support worker Teams. We have a variety of full time and part time positions available. As a Support Worker you will work alongside our people to provide day-to-day support. You will be supporting people with disabilities in a range of settings including in their home, out in the community and at our day services. The people we support love getting out into the community, whether its shopping, beach walks, coffee and cake outings, visiting friends, supporting the Crusaders, going to markets and fairs, or heading to the pub for a pint, to name just a few. The people we support have varying levels of need, and daily tasks vary from service to service but may include cooking, cleaning, medication administration, stores purchasing, personal cares, as well as facilitating community participation, recreational activities, and supporting people to achieve their goals. You may also provide person-centred support in homes where routine is critical; following details plans to meet the needs of the people.

Job Requirements

We are looking for people who are resilient, self-motivated, empathetic, and who have a passion for helping others and making a real difference in people’s lives. You'll be a team player, with a positive outlook, able to problem solve using sound judgement and skills to manage risk and make thoughtful decisions. Previous experience supporting people with intellectual disabilities is not a requirement. But you will need a willingness to learn and continue to develop your skills as a support worker. You must have a full driver’s licence and be eligible to work in New Zealand. Candidates will need to complete police vetting and Children's Act safety check. We are passionate about creating a diverse and inclusive organisation. Research shows that candidates from underrepresented backgrounds hesitate to apply for roles if they feel they don’t

Days of work
Rostered 24/7 including weekend. Our shift patterns include morning, evening, overnight (awake or asleep) and split shifts. (30 hours per week)
Pay Details
22.70 to 28.25
Job Category
Welfare Support Workers
Career Level
Trainee/apprentice (0 - 6 months)
Driver Licence
Full, (Class 1) - Car Licence
Pre-employment drug test required

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