Part-Time Support Worker Roles
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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