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Support Workers (Kaiawhina) - South & West Auckland

Support Workers (Kaiawhina) - South & West Auckland

Support Workers (Kaiawhina) - South & West Auckland

Te Roopu Taurima

Closing Date : 24 Oct 2017

Haere mai, nau mai, piki mai, nga waka, nga mana, nga reo, nau mai!

Multiple Permanent and Casual positions

If you want to make a positive difference by supporting people with impairments and/or mental health conditions in their everyday lives in a kaupapa Maori whare (homes) based environment then this could be the role for you. We are looking for people who want to support the independence of tangata (people we support) so they can have great lives, make choices about how they live, and what they do.

We are specifically interested in recruiting fit and agile individuals for permanent full time/ part- time and casual positions to support tangata with high and complex needs. We have multiple permanent positions available predominantly in South and West Auckland region; ranging from Pukekohe to Henderson this could be your opportunity to work closer to home.

Some of the key duties in this rewarding and at the same time challenging role will include but are not limited to driving, nutritious meal planning and cooking (vegetarian and non- vegetarian), shopping, housework, gardening, personal care and hygiene as well as assisting with inclusion of tangata in cultural, social, spiritual and sports activities.

Working under the supervision of a Kaiarahi (house-Leader) the key requirement of these roles are:

  •   Absolute honesty and reliability 

  •   A high standard of responsive, client centered care and support 

  •   Good command of English (written and spoken) 

  •   Ability to remain calm under pressure and to be a team player 

  •   Proactively uphold Health and Safety legal standards and organisational requirements 

  •   A good level of fitness to undertake this active role. 

  •   Must be able to commit to 24/7 rotating roster including weekends, public holiday and 
working night shifts 

  •   Current NZ full driver’s license and confidence in driving manual vans and cars 

  •   You must have New Zealand citizenship or permanent residency 

  •   A clear Ministry of Justice check 

  •   A commitment to tikanga Maori and adapting the values and practices into daily work 

  •   Experience in the disability/health sector particularly with people of high and complex 
needs would be an advantage 

  •   Ability to speak te reo Maori would be an advantage 

  •   Relevant qualification would be an advantage 

No reira, mehemea ko koe tenei, nau mai, haere mai – if this sounds like the role for you, please apply online at

Call Akanksha Mishra-Dave on 09 259 9031 for further information.
Te Roopu Taurima is an equal opportunity employer.

Close off date 24th October 2017

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