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Support Worker at IHC Group November, 2022


Support Worker at IHC Group November, 2022

Support Worker at IHC Group November, 2022


The IHC Group of Charities encompasses three wholly-owned subsidiaries and community programmes funded by donations. The IHC Group of Charities encompasses three wholly-owned subsidiaries with contract funding and community programmes funded by donations; IHC New Zealand, IDEA Services, Accessible Properties and Choices NZ.

About the job

You are reading this advert because you are looking for a career in the disability sector where you can help people make positive changes in their lives.  You will support people’s goals, dreams and ambitions. You are looking for stimulating and meaningful work where you can be creative and make every day interesting in ways that are important to others.  What does the job involve?

  • As a Support Worker you will be supporting people to grow their independence and learn skills for daily living (e.g. using public transport, getting a job, manage money, cook a meal).
  • The position will be based in the Horowhenua/Kapiti/Mana Region and will be aligned to the relevant Area Office reporting to the relevant Service Manager. Your specific locations of work within the area would be as directed by your Service Manager.
  • Depending on where you are working, you’ll be supporting people with their individual needs, supporting them with daily activities such as shopping, cleaning, showering and any medical appointments or medicine administering.
  • Helping people with their interests and hobbies (e.g. going to the park or beach, participating in sport, doing art and crafts).
  • Driving IDEA vehicles to transport people to places in the community.
  • Support people with behaviours that may challenge.
  • Supporting them to plan and achieve their goals and make decisions and choices.
  • Making sure they can be part of a family and have relationships.
  • Helping them stay healthy and make positive choices about their lifestyle.

What’s on offer? 

    • Opportunities to build your long-term career in the disability sector
      • Supported to achieve qualifications in the disability sector and salary based on achievement of the NZ Certificate in Health and Wellbeing or a recognised equivalent qualification with a clear salary progression as you learn:
        • No relevant qualification $22.49
        • NZCHW Level 2 or equivalent $24.06
        • NZCHW Level 3 or equivalent $26.16
        • NZCHW Level 4 or equivalent $28.25
        • Minimum of 65 guaranteed hours per fortnight. Overtime is available too
        • There is also opportunity to perform up to 6 sleepover shifts of up to 10 hours’ duration (paid at prevailing minimum wage) per fortnight.
        • Ongoing support to progress with your National Certificates in Health and Wellbeing
        • Generous long-service leave entitlements plus insurance benefits after 2 years’ service
        • FREE Employee Assistance Programme service anytime you need health and wellbeing support

Qualifications / Work Experience / Skills

      • The following is preferred but not necessary as training and orientation will be provided.


        • Some experience working with people with a disability, in the human services, community sector or similar
        • Full driver licence.
        • A ‘can-do attitude’ with loads of energy
        • Resilience and perseverance
        • The willingness to learn.

IDEA Services Ltd

    •  is an accredited Immigration AEWV employer, and is New Zealand’s largest provider of services to people with intellectual disabilities. We support adults of all ages to live in their own homes and enjoy life as a member of their community. Our services are founded on IHC’s absolute commitment to the people we support and their families/whanau to have a good life. IDEA Services is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the IHC Group which is made up of our charitable programmes and three wholly-owned subsidiaries, including the provision of housing and tenancy services.

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