More Independent Living Key Worker

Listed 30 days Ago
Hohepa Hawke's Bay
Healthcare

Do you want to make a difference? We currently have a vacancy for a Key Worker in our More Independent Living project who will enable the people we support to live a full life. This is a full-time role, working 40 hours per week. 

The people you will be supporting have intellectual disabilities and a range of other challenges. As a Key Worker, you are primarily there to be a role model; someone who can enable, encourage, educate and has emotional intelligence to guide people we support through informed decision making.

The More Independent Living (‘MIL’) project is a service for people who aspire to live independently. It includes a range of different living situations (shared housing, individual ‘chalets’, shared tenancies). People we support participate in a learning programme to help them develop skills and confidence.

To be successful in the role you will:

  • Have a keen interest in working with people with intellectual disabilities.
  • Be able to respect and apply professional boundaries in all aspects of the job.
  • Be committed and consistent – we are looking for people who won’t give up, and will try to find ways to reach people and develop lasting relationships.
  • Be drug free, prepared not to smoke during work hours and willing to declare any convictions.
  • Hold a full driver licence.
  • Be fit for the physical and emotional aspects of the role.
  • Be an effective communicator.
  • Have the flexibility to work a variety of shifts, including weekends and unsocial hours.

Your skills, life experience and aptitude for the job are more important than any qualification. We provide certificated and on-the-job training, and ongoing support and feedback. Hōhepa provides 24 hour / 7 days a week support, enablement and care for children/tamariki, young people/rangatahi and adults. Our work is based on principles of inclusive social development (drawn from anthroposophy and the example of Rudolf Steiner). Hōhepa is a rewarding and positive place to work. We employ a diverse workforce and welcome applicants from all sections of the community. 

Skills & Experience

  • Have a keen interest in working with people with intellectual disabilities.
  • Be able to respect and apply professional boundaries in all aspects of the job.
  • Be committed and consistent – we are looking for people who won’t give up, and will try to find ways to reach people and develop lasting relationships.
  • Be drug free, prepared not to smoke during work hours and willing to declare any convictions.
  • Hold a full driver licence.
  • Be fit for the physical and emotional aspects of the role.
  • Be an effective communicator.
  • Have the flexibility to work a variety of shifts, including weekends and unsocial hours.