Support Workers – Live Life Disability Support Services (June Info Evening)
Nelson Marlborough Health
Nelson, NZ
4d ago
  • Ensure great quality of life outcomes for the people DSS supports
  • Earn $21.50 to $27.00 an hour (after 1 July 2021)
  • Learn new skills and gain qualifications
  • Information & Assessment Centreevening - Monday 21stJune

    By applying to this vacancy you willreceive an invitation to our Information and Assessment Centre evening, to beheld on 21stJune.

    Please note that you must attend in person to be considered forinterview.

    Vision : Supporting people to live well

    Ā mātou rōpū (About our team)

    Live Life Disability SupportServices (DSS) provide support to people who have disabilities to achieve theirpersonal aspirations and choices.

    DSS provides support to over 250 people in avariety of residential and respite settings across the Nelson / Tasman andMarlborough 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 withtheir personal 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 SupportServices are part of Nelson Marlborough Health, however, we are not a medical / clinicalservice. We are a community based disability support service focused onquality of life Enabling Good LivesPrinciples.

    Ngā mōhiohio e pā ana ki ēnei mahi (About thesepositions)

    We are looking for people with a can-doattitude to work with children and adults, as part of proactive teams, inresidential and respite homes.

    You will follow individual plans and understandthe importance of consistency in assisting people to achieve a greatlife.

    We have a number of casual and permanent positionsavailable that include day shifts; however, most are evening shifts, weekends and / or weekdays.

    Please note that individuals who are appointedto a role are required to attend an orientation programme which usually runsMonday 9.

    00am 4.30pm, Wednesday 8.30am 4.30pm and Friday 9.00am 4.30pm oftheir first week of employment. If you are not able to commit to attendingduring these hours during the week please make this clear in your cover letter.

    Information and Assessment Evening

    Our information and assessment centreevening is on Monday21st June from 5.30PM to 7.30PM that you must attend inperson. Applicants who do not attend will be recorded as withdrawn from theprocess.

    One of the requirements on the nightwill be to complete police vetting forms. Please bring along two forms of ID(one of which must be your driver’s licence).

    You will receive further detailsregarding the venue and ID requirements via text / email message on Thursday 17th June.

    Internal applicants do not need toattend the information evening.

    Ko wai he kaitono tōtika? (Who is an appropriate applicant?)

    We’re looking for people from all walksof 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.
  • Your hourly rate will be $20.50 to $25.50 (increasing to $21.50 to$27.00 after 1 / 7 / 21) dependent upon your qualifications asrecognised under the Care and Support Workers (Pay Equity) Settlement Act 2017.

    This position is classified byImmigration as ANZSCO 423111 and applicants for this position must be NZ orAustralian Citizens, or have NZ Permanent Residency, or a valid NZ workvisa.

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