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Specialist Support Staff

Advertiser: Community Living TrustMore jobs from this company

Job Information

Job Listing Date
1 Aug 2019
Location
Waikato, Hamilton
Salary
$20 - $24.99 per hour
Work Type
Full Time
Classification
Community Services & Development, Aged & Disability Support

Specialist Support Staff

Support Workers for Ridsas Service

At Community Living, relationships are at the heart of what we do. We are passionate about being person centred working as a team to make a difference in people’s lives and ensuring people with disabilities can live their dreams through community connections. Some of our young men have come through the Court System and need a higher level of support and guidance to improve their choices in life. Our houses are all in the Waikato Region.
We want Support Workers to use their communication skills to be a positive role model  and to motivate the people we support, assisting them to make the right choices and achieve their goals.

Support Workers should:

  • have empathy and be able to motivate others
  • be team players, dependable and honest
  • have good people skills with high resilience and be able to deal with challenging situations
  • be able to analyse, interpret and follow policies and procedures including all Health and Safety guidelines
  • effectively use phone and computer technology to read and update information

We offer:

  • Full and part time opportunities on a 24/7 roster
  • Starting pay rate of $20.50 per hour
  • Various training opportunities
  • Assistance to gain New Zealand Certificates in Health and Wellbeing to both increase professional practice and increase pay rates to a maximum of $25.50 p/h

You will need:

  • Full New Zealand Driver Licence
  • Legal right to work in New Zealand for at least 12 months
  • Ability to pass a police check, CYFS check, and drug and alcohol test

The health and wellbeing of our employees and the people we support is very important to us and as such Community Living is a smoke-free environment, and operates a drug and alcohol free workplace where we have a random testing programme for all employees.

 

Support Workers for Ridsas Service

At Community Living, relationships are at the heart of what we do. We are passionate about being person centred working as a team to make a difference in people’s lives and ensuring people with disabilities can live their dreams through community connections. Some of our young men have come through the Court System and need a higher level of support and guidance to improve their choices in life. Our houses are all in the Waikato Region.
We want Support Workers to use their communication skills to be a positive role model  and to motivate the people we support, assisting them to make the right choices and achieve their goals.

Support Workers should:

  • have empathy and be able to motivate others
  • be team players, dependable and honest
  • have good people skills with high resilience and be able to deal with challenging situations
  • be able to analyse, interpret and follow policies and procedures including all Health and Safety guidelines
  • effectively use phone and computer technology to read and update information

We offer:

  • Full and part time opportunities on a 24/7 roster
  • Starting pay rate of $20.50 per hour
  • Various training opportunities
  • Assistance to gain New Zealand Certificates in Health and Wellbeing to both increase professional practice and increase pay rates to a maximum of $25.50 p/h

You will need:

  • Full New Zealand Driver Licence
  • Legal right to work in New Zealand for at least 12 months
  • Ability to pass a police check, CYFS check, and drug and alcohol test

The health and wellbeing of our employees and the people we support is very important to us and as such Community Living is a smoke-free environment, and operates a drug and alcohol free workplace where we have a random testing programme for all employees.

 

The application form will include these questions:
  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in New Zealand?
  • Do you have a current New Zealand driver's licence?
  • Do you have prior experience as a disability support worker?
  • Do you own or have regular access to a car?
  • Are you available to work on a rotating roster?
  • If you are not a NZ Citizen or Resident please describe the type of Visa Immigration has given you and clearly state the expiry date.
  • Is your drivers licence a full New Zealand licence?
  • Are you able to drive manual transmission vehicles and vans?

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