Support Worker (Kaiāwhina)

Te Roopu Taurima O Manukau | Posted 23-02-2021

Hamilton (Education)


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If you want to support people with impairments and /or mental health conditions to achieve their rehabilitation goals in a kaupapa Māori, setting then this could be the role for you!

This is a highly important person centered rehabilitation support role that operates in a secure home-based environment. We are specifically interested to hear from fit and agile people to work alongside people with high and complex needs who want to integrate back into their communities at the end of their court orders. We have multiple staff vacancies in the Hamilton region. This could be your opportunity to work close to home.

Some of the key duties in this rewarding and at the same time fast-paced role will include but is not limited to driving, assisting the people we support to achieve their lifestyle goals, find training that will help them to get jobs, helping with the development of daily living skills (cooking, cleaning, self-care, gardening, home maintenance) and supporting them to attend cultural, social, spiritual and sports activities.

Working under the supervision of a Kaiarahi (House-Leader), the key requirements of this role are:

  • Good level of fitness to undertake this active role
  • A calm temperament
  • Must be able to commit to 24/7 rotating roster including weekends and public holidays
  • Resilience with the ability to cope with ambiguity and challenging situations
  • Skilled in reading situations and people, judging the right response and/or action to make
  • Computer literate
  • Absolute honesty and reliability
  • A high standard of responsive, client centered care and support
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to deal with people from all walks of life
  • Excellent communication skills verbal and written
  • To remain calm under pressure and be a team player
  • Proactively uphold Health and Safety legal standards and organisational requirements
  • Current full NZ driver\'s license
  • A clear Ministry of Justice check
  • A commitment to ūsing te reo and tikanga Mori (we are happy to teach these skills the key is the willingness to work and learn in a Māori environment)

  • Please note that pre-employment drug tests will be conducted for the successful applicants.

It would be advantageous if you have the followings;

  • Experience in the corrections, probation, security or disability/health sector particularly with people of high and complex needs would be an advantage
  • Ability to speak te reo Maori
  • A relevant level 2, 3 or 4 Health or Disability qualification or studying towards it
  • Willingness to undergo relevant training

Te Roopu Taurima strives to make a positive difference in the lives of the people we support by enabling them as much choice and control over their own lives as possible. The service appeals to a wide range of people of different ethnicities because of our philosophy of accepting and valuing all people. We have offices in Northland, Auckland, Waikato and Christchurch.

Te Roopu Taurima is an equal opportunity employer