Caring Support Worker – Lower Hutt, Wellington

Lower Hutt, NZ Permanent

Caring Support Worker – Lower Hutt, Wellington

Wake-overs– doubled staffed

Three staff members required

Are you passionate about making a difference in the life of young people and their whānau?

Join our small team of friendly kaiāwhina to support our neurodiverse, 14-year-old male client with health needs. He has nocturnal epilepsy, ADHD and a mild intellectual disability. This means he has seizures when he’s asleep. What he needs is, compassionate people to look after him overnight to help him feel safe. Experience in this area will be advantageous.

Salary: $23.38 to $29.10 per hour (based on qualifications)

Wake-overs – doubled staffed shifts, Monday to Sunday, 9.00pm to 6.00am

Duties include:

  • Taking observations (note taking)
  • Mickey button feeding
  • Oxygen therapy
  • General household tasks
  • Be a great companion for our son.

Although experience is helpful, it is not necessarily required. The right person will:

  • Be able to tolerate challenging behaviours
  • Have good English
  • Pass VCA Police Vetting
  • Willingness to work in hospital when client is hospitalised
  • Be compassionate, reliable, and honest.
  • Love working with children.
  • be familiar with epilepsy (although training can be provided)
  • have a first aid certificate (first aid training can also be provided)
  • Be positive and adaptable, with a ‘can do’ attitude.

Applicants must:

  • have their own car and full driver’s licence.
  • Be a NZ citizen or permanent resident of NZ.

This role may suit anyone studying towards a career working with children in any of the following fields: special education, teaching, teacher aide work, healthcare, educational psychology, social work, youth work or caregiver support.

# Only apply if you live within the Hutt Valley region of Wellington, New Zealand.

Sounds like you? Apply now!

Reference: #852000-swrm8644
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