Full-Time Support Workers
Hohepa is a therapeutic community based on the work of Rudolf Steiner, providing support for people with intellectual disabilities with the aim of enabling them to live as independently as possible; our mission is ‘every life fully lived’.
We need people with maturity, empathy and respect, for Support Worker positions within our Residential Team; the focus of the work is to support and promote the development and independence of people, within a residential setting. You could be involved in a wide range of activities, including both hands on and office work; you must be willing to do what it takes to support people with intellectual disabilities to live a full life.
We can offer full time (40 hours per week), part time and casual (‘on call’) opportunities. These are definitely not ‘9-5’ jobs; work patterns can include split shifts on weekdays and weekend work. The roles are busy and demanding, but also fulfilling and very rewarding as you journey alongside people with disabilities and support their development.
We have opportunities for experienced people who meet the following requirements:
• Minimum of three years’ experience working in the disability field.
• Minimum of a level 5 NZ qualification (or equivalent) in the health/disability field.
If you do not have the required qualification/experience but are interested in the work please apply; entry level positions are also available.
• An interest in working with people with intellectual disabilities.
• Display empathy and respect, and the ability to ENABLE residents to achieve their goals and plans.
• Have good communication skills, able to communicate clearly and appropriately with a range of people, and to maintain accurate records and progress notes.
• Be willing and able to work within Hohepa’s values and practices (based on the work of Dr Rudolf Steiner).
• Be trustworthy and have high ethical standards, able to respect confidentiality and privacy.
• Have a mature attitude and good interpersonal skills; this includes being practical and ‘down to earth’ about the nature of the role, and being able to work with people who may have high support needs and challenging behaviour.
• Be drug free, prepared not to smoke during work hours and willing to declare any convictions.
• Be fit for the physical and emotional aspects of the role.
• Have a willingness to learn and put learning into practice.
Closing date: Friday 7 September 2018 at 10am
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