Support Worker – Physical Disability Support Services


Permanent/Part Time

Mission: Supporting people to live the best possible life

We are experiencing growth with the development of innovative programs designed around delivering person-centred, family-focused supports, which presents you with the opportunity to work in an environment that is varied, fun, rewarding and will sometimes bring a challenge to your day.  We can guarantee no two days will ever be the same!

At Physical Disability Support Services (PDSS) we create opportunities for people with a disability to live great lives reflecting their personal aspirations and choices.

We are looking for a positive person to become part of our proactive supportive team, delivering care and support at a residential home in Blenheim. The challenges will be outweighed by the daily achievements and the rewards from making a difference to those requiring extra supports.

This is a permanent, part-time position working an average of 40 hours a fortnight over a 6 week roster cycle (0.5FTE).

Shift: 7.00AM – 4.00PM (2 days on, 4 days off)

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)

  • Confidence in assisting with personal cares

  • Energy and enthusiasm.

Previous experience in the disability field and/or community work is preferred.  However, if you have the passion to work within this field, we offer in-service training with ongoing professional development towards a national qualification. 

Your hourly rate will be $19.00 to $23.50 dependent upon your qualifications as recognised under the Care and Support Workers (Pay Equity) Settlement Act 2017.

Applicants for this position must be NZ or Australian Citizens, or have NZ Permanent Residency, or a valid NZ work visa.

Applications are only accepted online, so to apply or to view the position description please go to our careers website http://www.nmdhb.govt.nz/careersAtNMDHB.aspx

Appointment and ongoing employment will be conditional upon criminal record/police checks. This may include checks under the Vulnerable Children Act 2014.

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Closing date: Thursday, 26 October 2017

Ref: W17/145

Location: Blenheim

Closing Date: Thursday, October 26, 2017

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Job no: W17/145