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Company Community Living
Location Hamilton, Waikato
Pay & Benefits $19.80 - $24.50 per hour
Listed Mon 20 May, 12:55 pm
Type Full time, Permanent
Reference VAC675 RIDSAS
Community Living is a reputable organisation with 30 years of experience that supports individuals with disabilities to live their dreams through community connections.
We seek innovative, experienced people to respond to the individual needs of people with autistic spectrum disorder, high and complex behaviours and offending histories. Some of the people we support have been referred under the Intellectual Disability Compulsory Care & Rehabilitation (IDCC&R) Act 2003. These collaborative roles involve working closely with our clients living in the Hamilton, Cambridge and greater Waikato areas.
We believe all people should be valued, respected and supported in their community and we seek to deliver an individualised lifestyle, specifically designed alongside the people we support to focus on rehabilitation and positive behavioural support. An interest in sports, and other activities in the community is a real advantage, as is initiative and displaying problem solving abilities.

Essential Skills and Experience needed:
• Sound experience working with challenging behaviours
• Good de-escalation skills
• Resilience and a passion for supporting people who have a disability
• Have good health and be physically active
• A full NZ drivers licence
• Excellent communication and technology skills
• The right to legally work in New Zealand for at least 12 months

The New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing qualification, Level 2, 3 and/or 4 qualification or equivalent is a real advantage to this position.
As well as set hours, flexibility with hours worked is also a requirement. We are looking for several people who can work approx. 60 to 80 hours a fortnight, on a roster, and do up to 5 sleepovers a fortnight. We need a mix of full time and part time employees to support our clients.
In return, Community Living can offer you a supportive work environment, working alongside people who share a similar passion for their roles. We offer extensive ongoing training, development and coaching, as well as various discounts and savings through our employee benefits programme. We are offering pay rates starting from $19.80 per hour increasing with relevant Health and Wellbeing qualifications. The pay rates do increase on 1 July 2019.
If this sounds like you, apply today!

The health and wellbeing of our employees and the people we support is very important to us and as such Community Living is a smoke-free environment and operates a drug and alcohol free workplace where we have a random testing programme for all employees.

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