Support Worker


  • Permanent Full Time
  • Wellington
  • Permanent Full-time role, Based in Brooklyn Respite Wellington.
  • Enjoy extra annual leave, income protection and subsidies for school holiday
  • Grow your career and expand your learning by joining a progressive organisation 

Support people in the mental health sector with daily living skills and connecting with their communities. Be part of team that makes a difference!

About Pathways | Mō mātou
Transforming mental health and addictions through fostering strong, compassionate, self-supporting communities.  

The Benefits | Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou

  • Extra annual leave after 12 months of employment
  • Subsidies for school holiday childcare
  • Ongoing training and support in your role and career
  • Subsides for school holiday programme
  • Discount at Specsavers for you and your family members
  • Discounted plans with Southern Cross for medical insurance
  • Special banking treatments for Westpac customers
  • Be part of a supportive team where work life balance is encouraged
  • Give back to the community 

The Role | Mō tēnei tūranga mahi
We are looking for someone to join our Wellington Pathways’ Brooklyn Respite team. You will be working in a double staffed crisis respite setting where you will be supporting up to six people at one time. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Medication support
  • Supporting people regain their mental health and independence
  • Housekeeping to a high standard
  • Comprehensive note taking and handovers
  • Cooking healthy inviting meals
  • Advocating for the people we support 

Shifts Include:

Role 1: Week One: Sunday to Thursday 7am-3.30pm Week Two: Sunday to Thursday 2.30pm-11pm

Role 2: Week One: Friday to Monday 7am-3.30pm Week Two: Friday to Monday 2.30pm-11pm

Role 3: Week One: Friday to Monday 7.00am to 3.30pm Week Two: 2.30pm to 11.00pm

Role 4: Sunday to Thursday 10.45pm-7.15am

Role 5: Tuesday to Saturday 10.45pm-7.15am

Please indicate in your Cover letter what role you prefer.

The Team
You will be reporting to the Team Coach and joining our Pathways Wellington Respite Service teams - all with a common purpose to support people experiencing mental illness.

You | Mōu
We are interested to hear from people who have a caring nature and work in a recovery focused way.

  • You must hold a current full drivers’ licence
  • Hold a current first aid certificate or be willing to obtain one
  • Do you hold the New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (NZCHW) or a recognised equivalent, or are currently studying towards this qualification or a recognised equivalent? Please note, all working on a respite service will require the above qualification.
  • You will have good verbal and written communication skills
  • You are reliable and have good time management skills.
  • You will have impeccable attention to detail

Position description:

To see what a day in the life of a Respite Support Worker: 

Applications close | Rā Katinga: 25th August 2022. Please note, this job may close earlier if a suitable candidate is found. 

Korero:  Karen Hardgood, Team Coach on 027 255 0021 if you have any further questions.

For further information, visit our website

Pathways is committed to healthy lifestyles and actively supports a smoke free environment. We encourage people with experience of mental illness to apply.

The Covid-19 Public Health Response (Vaccinations) Order 2021 requires staff working in health-related services to be fully vaccinated (this includes any subsequent boosters). As a provider we are responsible for ensuring all of our employees are vaccinated and boosted as per the mandate and employees are responsible for ensuring we have access to this information

All new appointees into Pathways require background checking. Under the requirements of the Children's Act 2014, new employees that are identified as coming under this act are required to undergo further safety checks as part of the recruitment process. 


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