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.
· 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: