Support Workers – Lower Hutt, Wellington

Lower Hutt, NZ Permanent

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, 13-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 and during the day to help him feel safe when he is feeling distressed. Experience in this area will be advantageous, but training will be given.

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

We have a number of shifts available:

Monday to Friday – 7.00am to 9.00 (before school cares)

Monday to Friday – 3.00pm to 5.00pm (after school cares)

Saturday and Sunday – 10.00am to 2.00pm

Wednesday evening (for Karate class) – 6.00pm to 8.00pm

Monday to Sunday, 9.00pm to 6.00am – Wake overs

Duties include:

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

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

  • 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 or have a relevant work visa with more than 12-month expiry date
  • Only apply if you live within the Hutt Valley of Wellington, New Zealand.

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.

Sounds like you? Apply now!

Reference: #852000-swrm8159
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