Support Worker - Complex Needs

Listed 11 days Ago


For over 30 years SILC has been supporting people with disabilities to live a life of their choosing - a life full of opportunities, friendships and experiences. We walk alongside the people we support to facilitate a sense of belonging and independence. 

We are looking for support workers who have a passion for supporting people with complex needs to live their lives to the fullest - ultimately your focus will be on assisting them to gain greater independence and be part of their community. 

What the role involves:

· Forming meaningful relationships with the people you support and their families/whānau to consistently promote their interests and needs.

· Managing complex behaviour and adhering to individual support plan/specialist support plans.

· Focussing on the people you support, their aspirations and strengths, while supporting them in their daily activities (i.e. hobbies/long walks) and helping    them to engage with their community. 

· Promoting independence in the home by supporting with meal preparation, household management and personal cares.

About you: 

· At least 12 months experience as a support worker in a disability setting working with complex needs.

· Ideally a Level 3 Certificate in Health & Wellbeing but this is not essential - you will be supported to gain this qualification while you work.

· Understanding of behaviour and risk support plans.

· A good communicator, patient and calm - genuinely interested in people and able to build meaningful relationships.

· Someone who is fit, happy and confident about getting out and about in the community – able to be active and move quickly through the day.

· Honest and reliable with complete integrity.

· Sound written and verbal communication skills with strong computer skills.

· Have reliable transport and a clean New Zealand driver’s licence.

· Able to meet Police vetting.

· Eligible to work in New Zealand.

Working for SILC we will offer:

  • The opportunity to gain your Level 3 New Zealand Certificate in Health & Wellbeing plus further opportunities to develop and progress your career.
  • Support with your Level 4 Qualification
  • Continious learning and training opportunities
  • A great team environment.
  • Pay rates (defined by the Pay Equity) from $22.49 to $28.25 (dependent on your qualifications).

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