28 Mar 2019

Part-Time Support Worker Roles

Wellington Night Shelter –  Wellington City, Wellington

Job Description

Support Work Roles – Full or Part Time Roles
• Make a difference in the lives of men experiencing homelessness in Wellington
• Give back to your community

About The Organisation

The Wellington Night Shelter provides crisis and transitional accommodation for men experiencing homelessness and supports them in their journey into long-term housing. We pride ourselves on the support, care and positive impact we provide in the lives of the men who access our services and we constantly strive towards our vision – that homelessness in Wellington becomes rare, brief and non-recurring..

To help us in our mission we are looking to fill some essential support work roles.

As a Support Worker for the Wellington Night Shelter, you will welcome and provide a safe, stable environment for guests, assisting them with a range of support needs. You will focus on well-being, making sound decisions and assessing and responding to crisis or risk in a calm manner. Building appropriate, supportive, professional relationships with guests, staff and our community is essential.

These are broad roles and you will complete various other tasks such as: completing forms, writing shift and client notes, supporting with laundry and cleaning duties and collecting rent payments from guests.

These roles cover various shifts. We work on a fortnightly roster.
The Support Worker roles can be for 2, 3 or 4 shifts per week and includes a mix of day, evening and weekend shifts.

About the person:
To be successful in either role you will:
• Be person centred with a genuine passion for making a difference in the lives of others
• Demonstrate empathy and be non-judgemental
• Be able to work well under pressure and make sound decisions
• Be a team player and a great communicator – confident in both verbal and written communication
• Have good numerical and computer skills.

Experience is the Social Care sector is an advantage but not essential. Training is provided so the Support Work roles could also suit people with excellent communication, customer services and problem-solving skills, such as those developed in the hospitality or other people or service based roles.

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How to Apply

The support work positions are permanent, part time roles.

We are also looking for casual support staff to work days, evening and nights on an as needed basis to cover annual leave and sickness.

Applicants should have NZ citizenship or residency or have a current and valid NZ work visa appropriate to the role applied for.

If this sounds like you and you want to be part of the WNS team, please send your CV and cover letter detailing which role you are interested in and how you meet the role requirements to [email protected]

Please download the job description and feel free to contact Sue to discuss which role you are most suited to.

We will be interviewing on the 3rd April will add in more interview dates as needed until all roles are filled.

Job Categories: Housing and Homelessness services. Job Types: Part-Time. Salaries: 40,000 - 60,000.

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