Support Worker – Medically Fragile Children

Orewa, NZ Permanent

Our client is an intelligent 10-year-old girl who needs a fun-loving support worker to assist her in living her best life. As a wheelchair user and ventilator dependant, she needs an energetic, competent and organised person with attention to detail to help her achieve her goals; keeping her healthy, learning, communicating with others, therapy-based activities, school and social events. Due to the nature and complexity of cares required, female applicants would be preferred.

This is an awesome opportunity to improve a child’s daily life and an ideal role for anyone interested in, or currently studying, child health, nursing, education and/or physical development.

Suitable applicants will be able to relate well to children, have a gentle personality, be very clean and tidy. You will be reliable and able to plan and manage your time well.


  • Previous Paediatric, NICU, disability, emergency, complex care or relatable experience
  • Comfortable in a medical home environment
  • Competency in oxygen therapy
  • Competency in tracheostomy cares
  • Competency in suctioning
  • Child specific First Aid
  • Confident to handle cares independently
  • Must have a clean and valid NZ driving licence
  • Must be eligible to work in NZ
  • Subject to clean police clearance check
  • Able to commit to the shifts
  • Training will be provided
  • All vaccinations for COVID-19


  • Suctioning & tracheostomy tube change
  • Moving and Handling (Hoist)
  • Personal care
  • Ventilator (Astral Ventilator)
  • The role goes where the client goes – to school, home, and out and about in the community
  • Able to assist a Registered Nurse


  • Ideally person will have flexibility during the weekdays
  • Monday & Wednesday to Friday 4pm-10pm
  • Tueaday 9am – 5pm
  • Saturday and/or Sunday 9am – 6pm

*with the opportunity to pick up more shifts as they become available


  • An interest or passion in supporting children with disabilities
  • Proactive, dynamic, and able to work under pressure
  • Able to learn new concepts
  • Good written and spoken English

What we can offer you:

  • Free ongoing NZQA equivalent qualifications in Health and Wellbeing.
  • Free EAP service anytime you might need counselling support an advice
  • Free mobile phone
  • Ongoing support provided by a dedicated career coach for your career growth
  • Travel reimbursement between your clients
  • Subsidised Southern Cross Health Insurance

Why choose Geneva Healthcare?

We are part of the largest network of healthcare service providers working closely with the Ministry of Health, District Health Boards, Ministry of Social Development, and with ACC as a preferred national provider.

Please upload your updated CV by clicking on the apply button or call Esther on 0800 266 577 ext. 89322 for a confidential chat.

Reference: #852000
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