Support Worker - New Service Nightshift

Listed 10 days Ago
Hohepa Canterbury New
Healthcare

Mō mātou | About Hōhepa 

Working at Hōhepa, is different from the average, you become part of our community of people, staff, volunteers, and contractors who all have a common goal - helping people to reach their full potential and lead enriched and meaningful lives in a holistic, supportive environment. We are a community leader providing services and support for people living with an intellectual disability to live their best lives and find a valued place in our society. Inspired by Dr Rudolf Steiner’s principles of anthroposophy, we seek to understand each person and situation as unique, not a one size fits all philosophy.  

Mō te tūranga | About the Role 

You will be supporting Will in his new home based in Somerfield, Will has lived independently in his local community for many years and is a well known character in his home town. Will enjoys time in the fresh air and trips to local cafes. At home, he loves music and helping out around the home, especially cooking and preparing meals. 

Due to the early onset of dementia Will is now requiring full time support with the help of Hohepa, we are looking for 6 people to build a caring, reliable, reassuring environment for him to minimise his confusion and associated distress. You will be committed to building a trusting relationship with him and able to provide calm reassurance when he is disorientated. You will have proven ability to work as a member of a small collaborative team to provide consistent support that is responsive to change, as Will’s condition will continue to decline.  

In this role you will be supported by a manager, practice team and therapists, as appropriate, to deliver a therapeutic support plan.  

You will be energetic, empathetic and able to work alongside Will  focussing on creating a life of rich and diverse experiences while being able to read situations, problem solve and apply boundaries or offer space.  You will have the confidence to support personal cares, cooking, medication administration, and household tasks. You will be passionate about supporting and extending people’s ability to access and be part of their wider community. If you are looking for a new challenge this could be the opportunity for you.  

This position's salary scale is set by pay equity and dependant on qualification level, pays between $23.15 and $28.25 per hour.   

Nga haora kua tohua | Rostered hours: 

  • Wednesday to Saturday 11pm to 7am 

Total Hours per fortnight:  64

Mō koe | About You 

Your aroha and approach is what really matters at Hōhepa – previous experience is not a prerequisite because we provide on-the-job training. You will either be an experienced Support Worker looking for a change or you are simply looking for a career where your enthusiasm and passion for helping others will make a real difference in people’s lives. To thrive in a Support Worker role at Hōhepa you will be: 

  • Self-motivated, energetic and flexible with a high level of initiative.  
  • A team player - Work closely with and supporting your colleagues, creating a great team environment. 
  • A kind nature with a can-do attitude and willingness to learn and continue to develop your skills as a support worker.  

Nga hua o te mahi ki a Hōhepa | Benefits of working at Hōhepa 

At Hōhepa, as part of our team you will:  

  • Have certainty of hours through fixed rosters  
  • Enjoy a great person to-staff ratio, allowing for more personalised support  
  • Work in a fun, friendly and supportive team environment
  • Receive ongoing support for your professional and career development  
  • Support to complete a NZQF Certificate in Health and Wellbeing level, 2, 3 or 4
  • Long service leave   
  • Christchurch City Council Gym and Pool Membership discounts
  • Untamed Organic Vegetable discount

Applicants will be progressed as they apply, so if this sounds like you, please apply now!

Applicants must have a NZ full driver’s licence and ability to work in New Zealand.

Please note that the 90-day trial period will apply to any successful applicant who hasn’t previously worked for Hōhepa Canterbury

At Hōhepa the role of a Support Coordinator is what is often referred to in the wider healthcare sector as a Support Worker. We feel that the title Support Coordinator better reflects the nature of the role, which requires working in partnership with the people receiving support to ensure we are achieving our organisation mission of every life fully lived. 

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