Support Worker - New Lynn


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$20.50 – $25.50 per hour



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Employment Type:

Full time

Job Description:

Support Worker(s)
Intensive Support Services – New Lynn
Male only due to (CARP) Care and Rehabilitation Plans
Permanent, Full time position (40 hours per week), Monday – Friday; 8.30 am – 5:00pm
Salary Range: $20.50 - $25.50 per hour (depending on qualification level)
Are you looking for more than just a job? For an employer who values you and will assist you to develop both personally and professionally?
At Ember we value our employees and therefore offer a range of benefits as well as the resources required to ensure you are able to perform at your best.
We are looking for individuals to join our committed team in the field of Intellectual/Dual Disability with High and Complex needs.
Experience working with Intellectual Disability and complex behavioral needs is an advantage, as is having an understanding of what “Life Skills and Day Services” aim to achieve.
However, as you will be supporting extremely challenging clients, having superb people skills, the right attitude, negotiation and problem solving skills and a willingness to learn are necessary qualities to be successful in these roles.
Expectations of these roles include community support of individual and groups of clients as well as facilitation of day and life skills programmes.
Intensive Support do have core programmes that run every term, however the successful applicant(s) will be responsible for the design, delivery and evaluation of quality programmes.
The goal of our service is to provide clients with a sense of identity, self confidence and practical skills to lead successful lives within the community of their choice.
Essential Criteria:
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • Exceptional people skills, the ability to network and negotiate
  • Proficient computer skills in Microsoft Word and Outlook
  • Understanding of and/or experience in disability support services
  • A commitment to the Treaty of Waitangi and culturally safe practice
  • A current clean Full New Zealand Drivers Licence
  • Eligibility to work in New Zealand
Desirable criteria:
  • Experience working with Intellectual Disability and/or complex behavioral needs
  • An understanding of what “Life Skills and Day Services” aim to achieve
  • Supporting/training or teaching and aiding clients in achieving their goals
  • A Level 4 certificate in Health and Wellbeing or an equivalent qualification
For more information about this job, please contact Sione Hala, Team Leader, Intensive Support Services, on 021 976 550.
A Job Description can be downloaded from the Ember website:

Closing date: Tuesday 28th January at 12noon
To apply for this position, please submit all of the following documents:

1. Download, complete and submit an Application Form from:
2. Prepare and submit an up-to-date CV.
3. Submit a Cover Letter, answering the following questions:
  • Why are you interested in this position?
  • What skills, competencies, knowledge and experience can you bring to this role?
4. Email all of the above to:
Company Info
Ember Korowai Takitini P.O. Box 22424, Otahuhu
New Zealand

Phone: 09 523 2790
Web Site:

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