Spectrum Care Trust supports children and adults who have intellectual disabilities and we are looking for a new team member in Lower Hutt.
This role is based in Naenae.
We need a team member for a small daytime support service for young adults who have high support needs. We're looking for someone kind and empathic to support around 6 young people, some of whom have limited mobility, sight, and hearing.
Their communication is mostly non-verbal, so you will need to be someone who can tune in to their needs, feelings, and wishes - someone who can help them grow, learn, enjoy, and be safe, comfortable and happy during their day.
You will assist during activities, and hopefully bring ideas of your own for things they may enjoy doing and experiencing.
A couple are little, but they sure are busy bees with high energy. We'll need someone who can keep up and engage them in dancing, music, and sensory delights.
Someone who is great at interaction- getting your face in the right place, using your expressions and voice to 'connect'.
Most need support with personal cares : eating, going to the bathroom etc. If that's new to you, don't worry; everyone has to start somewhere.
The main thing is that you are a kind, genuine person, who is insightful and intuitive, and ready to be lively and active or gentle and soothing as needed.
Attributes & Skills
The ideal candidate will have :
Spectrum Care is proudly an equal opportunity employer.