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Company Community Living
Location Waikato, Waikato
Pay & Benefits Pay $19.80 -$24.50 p.h.
Listed Mon 11 Feb, 9:12 am
Type Part time, Permanent
Reference VAC658
Te Puna Awhina is Community Living’s professional service for children and young people with special needs. We are currently looking for people who have experience in this field and who are interested in working with children and young people in the Waikato (including Hamilton City (Males and Females), Te Awamutu (Male and Females), Otorohanga (Female) and Ngaruawahia (Male).

This is an amazing opportunity to use your valuable experience and skills to support our young people to strengthen their abilities and access their community sustainably. Your skills in building relationships will be key when working with their whanau/families and developing relationships in community, as you will be building relationships with these young people it is important for you to know that these are long term positions so would suit someone who is available for at least 12 months. You will be available to work predominately between the hours of 3-6pm during the school week, and there are some hours available in the weekend. There is the potential for the right person/people you could support at least two children in a week.
You will be well supported in your new role and have regular access to relevant training.

Please contact Jody Nicholls 07-834-3700 to discuss further, or apply online. There is the potential for some of these roles to be combined for the right applicant.


RESPITE CAREGIVERS:

Our children’s service, Te Puna Awhina, are always interested in increasing our caregiver pool, being available to support families with children who have an intellectual disability. If you and your whanau/family are interested in providing a home away from home for a child regularly, for a few days at a time, could you please make contact with us to discuss further.
We currently have a 12 year old boy who has caregivers in Hamilton, and we are seeking backup caregivers to cover times they are unavailable. Specifically for each school holidays 3 nights/4 days each week. You will be someone who has experience in supporting people with intellectual disability and autism who would love to use your knowledge and experience to support this young man.

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.
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