Community Support Worker (FEMALE) POOL80PN

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MASH Trust - Palmerston North - Manawatu

Do you want to make a difference while gaining industry experience?

Are you compassionately qualified?

Are you interested in being part of a reputable, professional team that has a long history of providing quality to support to those in need within your community?

Here is an exciting opportunity to gain work experience in either the Mental Health or Intellectual/Physical Disability Services.

MASH provides a wide range of support services for people with Mental Health, Intellectual or Physical Disability or Illness, alcohol and addiction and youth respite care

These services are offered either at the residential homes we support, or people who require support in their own homes, or in the community.

MASH operates throughout the lower North Island in the Wellington, Kapiti, Horowhenua, Palmerston North and Hawkes Bay regions.

MASH support staff work in partnership with our consumers to develop individualised packages and achieve personal goals.

We believe that:

  • People with disabilities as citizens of New Zealand have the same rights to full community participation.
  • Learning & Development is a lifelong process and that all people possess the ability to learn and develop.
  • Every person can have a valued role in society.
  • Services must be developed to meet the needs of individuals that use them.
  • The needs of people change and services need to be responsive of those changes.

As a Community Support Worker you will be supporting clients by maintaining a high quality of life, a quality home environment, and encouraging full participation in all aspects of community daily life.

You will have/be:

  • A Relevant qualification and/or experience is desirable, however not essential.
  • Open to personal cares such as - assisting with showering, dressing and getting our consumers in and out of bed.
  • Hold a current full drivers licence and have reliable transport
  • Wanting flexibility with hours of work and not interested in a standard nine-to-five.
  • The ability to take pride in a healthy home environment – including cleaning, meal preparation and shopping.
  • Eligible to work in New Zealand with a minimum of six months on Visa.
  • Caring and Kind in nature with integrity that can provide support to those from all walks of life.

This role specifically requires a Female as specified by the consumer's needs, under the Health and Disability Code of Rights and as provided for under Section 27 of the Human Right Act 1993.

The Hours:

You will be working across a number of houses in the Palmerston North area. You must be able to do all shifts eg 7am – 4pm, 2.30pm – 11pm, 11pm – 7 am (wakeovers/sleepovers) 5pm – 8am and be flexible to work any day. 

This position is available immediately. 

What can we offer you?

  • An excellent working environment
  • Rewarding work
  • Excellent overtime allowances and a minimum starting rate of $19.80 per hour.
  • Career growth and advancement

Job Description

Applications close 30 May 2019