Support Worker - Toe Toe Service

Listed 10 days Ago
Hohepa Canterbury New

 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.  

About the Role 

Toe Toe House, situated in Templeton, is seeking a dedicated individual for a role focused on providing support to Peter, an active community participant. Peter engages enthusiastically in various community activities, including assisting with cooking tasks such as vegetable preparation and contributing to household chores. Establishing and maintaining a routine is crucial for Peter, along with staying informed about upcoming community events, as he takes great pleasure in participating in them.

The ideal candidate should possess energy, empathy, and the ability to collaborate effectively with Peter. The primary objective is to facilitate a life filled with diverse experiences, with a keen sense of situational awareness, problem-solving skills, and the ability to establish appropriate boundaries or provide space when necessary. Daily responsibilities involve supporting Peter in daily routines, promoting independence for skill development and personal growth. Confidence in assisting with personal care, cooking, medication administration, and household tasks is essential. The candidate should be passionate about empowering individuals to connect with and contribute to their broader community.

For those seeking a fresh challenge, this opportunity offers a dynamic environment. The salary for this position is determined by pay equity and varies based on qualification level, ranging from $23.15 to $28.25 per hour. 

Nga haora kua tohua | Rostered hours: 

  • Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm 

Total Hours per fortnight:  70 

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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