Support Workers – Disability Support Services

 Information & Assessment Centre evening - Monday 11th February 

By applying to this vacancy you will receive an invitation to our Information and Assessment Centre evening, to be held on Monday 11th February, that you must attend in person.

Mission: Supporting people to live the best possible life

About Disability Support Services

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 Disability Support Services (DSS) we create opportunities for people with a disability to live great lives reflecting their personal aspirations and choices. While most of our work is with people with disabilities; we also work with people with complex support needs, who present with challenging behaviour, and may have involvement with disability, mental health, youth justice, addictions, and Oranga Tamariki.

About the role

We are looking for positive people, who can work with children and adults, to become part of our proactive supportive teams, usually in residential and respite homes. It will be important that you appreciate the importance of working cohesively as part of a team, following set plans and understand the importance of consistency in assisting people to achieve quality life outcomes. 

We have a number of casual and permanent positions available that include dayshifts, evening shifts, weekends and/or weekdays.

Information and Assessment Evening

We will be holding an information and assessment centre evening on Monday 11th February 2019 from 6PM-8PM that you must attend in person.

One of the requirements on the night will 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 details regarding the venue and ID requirements via text/email message on Thursday 7th February.  

Internal applicants do not need to attend the information evening.

About you

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 enquiries please contact our recruitment team on or 03 546 1274.

Keen to apply now, it’s easy. If you are on our careers page click apply now or please follow the link to our careers page. Then fill in our online application form.

Ref: N19-009

Applications Close: Tuesday, 5th February

Permanent/Full Time, Permanent/Part Time, Casual

Job no: N19-009

Location: Nelson

Closing Date: Tuesday, 5 February 2019