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Support Worker – Disability Support Services - Nelson Marlborough Health - Nelson, Nelson (#1,458,249,928) 

Job offer #1,458,249,928 in Nelson (Nelson), New Zealand

Nelson, Nelson Part-time Provide support services to people with a disability with respect, courtesy and dignity
Ensure quality of life outcomes
Permanent part-time positions working alternate weekend or evening shifts
Mission: Supporting people to live the best possible life
About Disability Support Services
At Disability Support Services (DSS) we provide support to people who have disabilities to live lives that reflect their personal aspirations and choices. DSS provides support to over 250 people in a variety of residential settings across the Marlborough and Nelson/ Tasman regions.
The people we support live in their own homes, with support provided through a residential contract. We support each person to manage their day to day lives in ways and at times that work for them. The people we support have a wide range of abilities. Some people need support with their personal care and taking care of household tasks; some need support to participate in their local communities and some need communication and behavioural support too. We actively encourage people to pursue their dreams and try out new experiences, and can guarantee that no two days working at DSS are ever the same.
While most of our work is with people with disabilities, we also work with people who have multiple support needs who sometimes communicate through behaviour which others may find challenging, and who may also have involvement with mental health, youth justice, addictions, and/or Oranga Tamariki.
N.B. Disability Support Services are part of Nelson Marlborough Health, we are not however a medical/clinical service. We are a community based disability support service focused on quality of life outcomes, and the Enabling Good Lives Principles.
About the role
We are looking for people with a can-do attitude, who can work with children and adults as part of a proactive support team. You will follow individual plans and understand the importance of consistency in assisting people to achieve a great life.
We have two permanent part-time positions, as follows:
Position 1: working 15.5 hours a fortnight (0.195FTE). Shift: Saturday and Sunday 7.45am to 3.30pm every second weekend.
Position 2: working an average of 45.5 hours a fortnight (0.57FTE) over a 6 week rotating roster cycle. Shift: 3 on 3 off, 3.30pm-10pm. Your fortnightly hours will vary as follows: FN1: 39hrs, FN2: 45.5hrs, FN3: 52hrs
Important : please indicate which position you are apply for, or if you wish to be considered for both in your covering letter.
About you
Previous experience in the disability field and/or community work is preferred. However, if you have the passion to work within this field and/or it?s your first job; we offer in-service training with ongoing professional development towards a national qualification.
We?re looking 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
A current full driver?s licence (preferably to drive both automatic and manual vehicles)
Good English language ability (written and spoken)
Basic maths and computing skills
Confidence in assisting with personal cares
Energy and enthusiasm.
Your hourly rate will be $19.80 to $24.50 dependent upon your qualifications as recognised under the Care and Support Workers (Pay Equity) Settlement Act 2017.
This position is classified by Immigration as ANZSCO 423111 and applicants for this position must be NZ or Australian Citizens, or have NZ Permanent Residency, or a valid NZ work visa.
Appointment and ongoing employment will be conditional upon criminal record/police checks - you must declare any convictions and/or pending charges on your application form. This will include checks under the Vulnerable Children Act 2014.
How to apply
For general enquiries please contact our recruitment team on vacancies@nmdhb.govt.nz or 03 546 1274. For role related enquiries please contact Karen Bailey ? Manager Residential and Supported Livig at Karen.Bailey@nmdhb.govt.nz.

Keen to apply now, it?s easy. Please complete our online application form. https://nmdhb.careercentre.net.nz/Job
Ref: N19-260
Applications close: Sunday 9 th June

The Company

Company Name
Nelson Marlborough Health

Job Details

Job Location
Town
Nelson
Population
43,570
Post Code
NZ-7010
District
Nelson City
State
Nelson
Country
New Zealand



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