Support Worker - Fixed Term Part-Time
Nelson Marlborough Health
Nelson, NZ
8h ago

Provide great support to people who have adisability to live life.

  • Ensure great quality of life outcomes for the people DSS supports
  • Earn $20.50 to $25.50 an hour
  • Learn new skills and gain qualifications
  • Fixed term position for 12 months
  • Āmātou rōpū (About our team)

    LiveLife Disability Support Services (DSS) provide supportto people who have disabilities to achieve their personal aspirations andchoices.

    DSS provides support to over 250 people in a variety of residential and respite settings across theNelson / Tasman and Marlborough regions.

    We support each person to manage their dayto day lives in ways and at times that work for them. The people we supporthave a wide range of abilities and challenges.

    Some people need support with theirpersonal care and taking care of household tasks; some need support toparticipate in go out and about and join in social and leisure activities andsome need communication and behavioural support.

    We also workwith family / whanau to provide time for them to have a break, while their childstays in one of our respite houses.

    We actively encourage people to pursue their dreams and try out newexperiences, and can guarantee that no two days working at DSS are ever thesame.

    We work collaboratively and in partnership withMental Health and Addictions, Youth Justice, Oranga Tamariki, and othercommunity organisations to meet the needs of people we support.

    N.B.Disability Support Services are part of Nelson Marlborough Health, however, weare not a medical / clinical service. We are a community based disabilitysupport service focused on quality of life EnablingGood Lives Principles.

    Ngāmōhiohio e pā ana ki tēnei mahi (About this position)

    Thisis a fixed term (12 months) part-time position working an average of 45 hours afortnight over a 6 week rotating roster cycle (0.56FTE), plus 7 sleepovers.

    Shifttimes :

  • 4.00PM to 10.00PM
  • 3.30PM to 10.00PM
  • 7.00AM to 8.00AM sleepover extension.
  • Plus7 *sleepovers, 10.00PM to 7.00AM, during the 6 week roster cycle.

  • N.B.Sleepover hours are paid at the minimum adult wage rate.
  • Kowai he kaitono tōtika? (Who is anappropriate applicant?)

    Youwill have a can-do attitude and be able to work with children and adults, aspart of a proactive team, in a residential home.

    You will follow individualplans and understand the importance of consistency in assisting people toachieve a great life.

    We’relooking for people from all walks of life who :

  • Have a sense of humour, energy andenthusiasm
  • Are patient and kind, friendly andhelpful
  • Have good social skills and the abilityto relate well to others
  • Have the ability to understandnon-verbal behaviours
  • Have good written and spoken languageskills in English and / or Te Reo.
  • Have basic maths and computingknowledge
  • Have confidence in assisting withpersonal cares
  • A current full NZ driver’s licence (confidentdriving both automatic and manual vehicles).
  • NZ Certificate in Health and Wellbeing(Level 2 to 4) or equivalent is preferred, or the willingness to complete thislevel of study in the workplace.
  • Yourhourly rate will be $20.50to $25.50 dependent upon your qualifications as recognised under theCare and Support Workers (Pay Equity) Settlement Act 2017.

    Thisposition is classified by Immigration as ANZSCO 423111 and applicants for thisposition must be NZ or Australian Citizens, or have NZ Permanent Residency, ora valid NZ work visa.

    Appointmentand ongoing employment will be conditional upon criminal record / police checks -you must declare any convictions and / or pending charges on your applicationform.

    This will include checks under the Children Act 2014 and may includeCYRAS Vetting via Oranga Tamariki for some roles.

    Forenquiries please contact our recruitment team on or03 546 1274.

    Forrole specific enquiries please contact Karon Smith, Manager Residential & VocationalLiving on

    Keento apply now, it’s easy. Please complete our online application form.


    Applicationsclose : Thursday 17 June 2021 (unlessfilled prior). We encourage you to apply as early as possible to avoiddisappointment.

    NelsonMarlborough Health strongly endorses Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

    We believethat to achieve equity in health outcomes for Māori we need a workforcereflective of the population it serves.

    We strongly encourage applications fromcandidates who identify as Māori and we recruit for cultural competence.

    He waka eke noa. We are all in thistogether.

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