Casual Residential Support Workers

Casual RSW_Hamilton_Aug 2022
$22.49 - $28.25

Job description

  • Casual (as is when needed)
  • Service operates 24 hours, 7 days a week on a rotating roster (AM/PM/Awake shifts)
  • Pay Equity: $22.49ph - $28.25ph (depending on qualification held and its equivalence to the Certificate in Health and Wellbeing L4)


Ember Korowai Takitini:

We provide innovative, person-centred solutions for people experiencing mental distress, addiction issues and people with intellectual disabilities. We support people to live the lives they choose, and we challenge the systems that hold them back.


By investing in our employees, we aim to grow our own leaders.


We are an equal opportunity employer. We welcome and embrace diversity and inclusion in the workplace and are committed to providing a safe and supportive environment for all.



  • Offers additional leave – Recreation days, study leave
  • Provides a comprehensive Health & Wellbeing programme, including health checks, flu vaccinations and Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) and more
  • Provides training opportunities for upskilling, personal & professional development, and career progression.


The Service:

In our Hamilton residential services, we use a talented and effective multi-disciplinary team that delivers residential, clinical and support programmes for high and complex needs, for individuals from adult mental health and forensic mental health services.


By utilising different skills, knowledge, and experiences (personal and professional) we offer our whai ora support to build daily routines, offering on-going tools and encouragement to develop, grow and flourish.


Hamilton is our largest residential facility with 3 services:

  • Hohou Rongo
  • Waatea
  • Piki te Ora



Support Workers/Kaimahi, we believe, are the key ingredient for successful client outcomes.  With our model of working, you will utilise your experience, skills, and knowledge of mental health rehabilitation to overcome any obstacles and barriers our whai ora may face.


Above all, we are looking for those who can embrace the breadth and variety of the role, which ranges from basic practical help to pioneering therapeutic support. 


Job requirements

You will: Have a National Certificate in Health and Wellbeing Level 4 or equivalent Full NZ Drivers Licence Hold a valid/current work visa, residency, or citizenship Have client centred, recovery-focused approach. You must unwaveringly believe in people’s ability to progress no matter the obstacles. Have knowledge of mental health rehabilitation approaches (e.g., cognitive remediation, psychosocial rehabilitation), experience working with co-occurring addictions and/or cognitive difficulties and knowledge of Māori health approaches would be greatly welcomed. Be fully Covid vaccinated with 1st & 2nd and a booster vaccination in compliance with the mandate for the health sector. Have a passion for walking along side those in need, supporting on-going goals on the pathway to recovery.   A Job Description can be downloaded from   To apply please submit the following to: Updated CV/Resume Cover Letter - detailing the following: Why you are interested in the role? What skills, knowledge, competencies and experience to you bring to the role? Ember’s application form – located on
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Ember Korowai Takitini
P.O. Box 22424, Otahuhu, New Zealand
Phone : 09 523 2790 Company Profile Website :
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