Support Worker – Disability Support Services
Nelson Marlborough Health
Nelson, NZ
20h ago
  • Providesupport services to people with a disability with respect, courtesy and dignity
  • Ensurequality of life outcomes
  • Part-timeposition working 7.00AM to 4.00PM (2 shifts on, 4 shifts off)
  • Āmātou rōpū (About our team)

    AtDisability Support Services (DSS) we provide support to people who havedisabilities to live lives that reflect their personal aspirations and choices.

    DSS provides support to over 250 people in a variety of residential settingsacross the Nelson / Tasman and Marlborough regions.

    Inresidential and work environments we supporteach person to manage their day to day lives in ways and at times that work forthem.

  • The people we support have a wide range of abilities. Some people needsupport with their personal care and taking care of household tasks;
  • some needsupport to participate in their local communities and some need communicationand behavioural support. Wealso work to provide family / whanau time to re-energise and spend time withother important people, while their child stays in one of our respite houses.

    We actively encourage people to pursue theirdreams and try out new experiences, and can guarantee that no two days workingat DSS are ever the same.

    We alsowork collaboratively and in partnership with Mental Health and Addictions,Youth Justice, Oranga Tamariki, and other community organisations to meet theneeds of people we support.

    N.B. Disability Support Services are part ofNelson Marlborough Health, we are not however a medical / clinical service. We are a community based disability support service focused on quality of lifeoutcomes and the Enabling Good Lives Principles.

    Ngā mōhiohio e pā ana ki tēnei mahi (Aboutthis position)

    This is a permanent part-timeposition working an average of 40 hours a fortnight over a 6 week rotatingroster (0.5FTE).

    Shift : 7.00AM to4.00PM (2 shifts on, 4 shifts off).

    Yourfortnightly hours will vary as follows : FN1 : 34 hrs, FN2 : 34 hrs, FN3 : 51 hrs

    Kowai he kaitono tōtika? (Who is an appropriate applicant?)

    Weare looking for people with a can-do attitude, who can work with children andadults as part of a proactive support team.

    You will follow individual plansand understand the importance of consistency in assisting people to achieve agreat life.

    We’relooking for people who have :

  • A sense of humour
  • Good social skills and the ability to relate well to others
  • The ability to work with people who present with challenging behaviours
  • Diversity to work with a range of people with differing levels of support needs
  • The ability to maintain confidentiality, be tactful and sensitive in dealing with people
  • Commitment to professional development
  • An ability to work actively as part of a team and individually to ensure service quality
  • Good English language ability (written and spoken)
  • Basic maths and computing skills
  • Confidence in assisting with personal cares
  • Energy and enthusiasm
  • A current full driver’s licence (preferably to drive both automatic and manual vehicles).
  • Yourhourly rate will be $20.50 to $25.50 dependent upon your qualifications asrecognised under the Care 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.

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