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 our Permanent Reliver team as a Wake Over Support Worker. We have a variety of full time and part time positions available.
As a Wake Over Support Worker, you will provide person-centred support in their home where routine is critical; following details plans to meet their needs. During a wake over shift, you will be providing support to our people who find it challenging to stay asleep overnight, who may need toileting assistance, general supervision to ensure their safety alongside tasks such as cleaning and completing documentation.
This position's salary scale is set by pay equity and dependant on qualification level pays between $22.49 and $28.25 per hour.
If successful you will be offered a contract with a specific number of weekly guaranteed hours/earnings, what these hours are is negotiable. We are a 24/7 operation - you would be rostered to work the same days each week, likely to include a weekend day.
Rostered shift pattern:
80 hours hands on guaranteed
About you: what we are looking for?
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 meet 100% of the criteria. So, if this opportunity excites you and you think you have the skills and experience to add value (even if not specified), please don’t hesitate to apply!
If you have a disability, then please tell us if there are any reasonable adjustments, we can make to help you in your application or with our recruitment process.
Our Culture: what we care about
Our secret ingredient is laughter. We greet the day with positivity and passion, bringing all of ourselves – head, heart, and hands. Building on our shared history and philosophy, we challenge the status quo for the good of all people and the disability sector. We celebrate the uniqueness of every individual – we are all different, and that’s what makes us interesting.
Benefits: we offer you
At Hōhepa, our staff enjoy:
Applicants will be progressed as they apply, so if this sounds like you, please apply now!