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Support Worker – Disability Support Services
- Provide support services to people with a disability with respect, courtesy and dignity
- Ensure quality of life outcomes
- Permanent position working an average of 63 hours a fortnight over a 6 week roster cycle
Mission: Supporting people to live the best possible life
Ā mātou rōpū (About our team)
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 Nelson/Tasman and Marlborough regions.
In residential and work environments 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. We also work to provide family/whanau time to re-energise and spend time with other important people, while their child stays in one of our respite houses. 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.
We also work collaboratively and in partnership with Mental Health and Addictions, Youth Justice, Oranga Tamariki, and other community organisations to meet the needs of people we support.
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.
Ngā mōhiohio e pā ana ki tēnei mahi (About this position)
This is a permanent part-time position working an average of 63 hours a fortnight, over a 6 week rotating roster cycle.
Shift: 4 days on, 2 days off (2 days working 7am to 4pm and 2 days working 4pm to 9pm, then two days off)
Your fortnightly hours will vary as follows: FN1:71 hrs, FN2: 64hrs, FN3: 54 hrs
Ko wai he kaitono tōtika? (Who is an appropriate applicant?)
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’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
- 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).
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 Children Act 2014.
Me pēhea ahau e tono ai? (How do I apply?)
For general enquiries please contact our recruitment team on email@example.com or 03 546 1274.
For role related enquiries please contact Karen Bailey – Manager Residential and Supported Living on Karen.Bailey@nmdhb.govt.nz
Keen to apply now, it’s easy. Please complete our online application form.
Applications close: Tuesday 2nd June
Job no: N20-174
Location: Nelson Community
Closing Date: Tuesday, 2 June 2020