Support Worker RIDSAS – Kaiawhina, Kirikiriroa.

$22.00 - $27.00 hourly
  • Te Roopu Taurima
  • Kirikiriroa, New Zealand
  • 29 Aug, 2022
Full time Health Care and Medical

Job Description

Support Worker RIDSAS – Kaiawhina, Kirikiriroa.

·   Full time or part time opportunity

·   Play a key role in lifestyle and rehabilitation programmes

·   Work through the levels with us to gain your certificate in Health and Wellbeing


Join our community of care and measure the changes that come from successful rehabilitation.


Mō te tūnga | About the role

In this role you will be supporting our tāngata (the people we support) in a highly specialised service for intellectually disabled people who have high and complex needs.

RIDSAS (regional intellectual disability supported accommodation service) supports people who have been directed by the courts under the Intellectual Disability (Compulsory Care and Rehabilitation) act. This type of service supports the mission of Te Roopu Taurima by providing both residential and vocational support with a priority focus on lifestyle and rehabilitation programmes.

You will be joining a supportive and professional team who currently support four male tāngata. The team are instrumental in the journey of change, working with kindness and respect where great emphasis is placed on effective communication and support amongst our team. We understand the benefit of a community of care and measure the changes that come from successful rehabilitation.

We have full time and part time positions available working to a 24/7 roster. Tell us what suits you and what you are looking for and let’s see if we can make it work.


Ko wai koe | About You

There are many reasons to consider this role; You may have significant life experience which you believe will have a positive impact on others; you may be tired of manual labour and looking for something more fulfilling; you may be retired or now able to work around other whanau commitments or you may be still be studying and just starting out in your career.

Having prior experience in human services, youth/restorative justice or social work would be a definite advantage.


Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako | Skills and Experience

Your skills will include:

  • A wide range of communications skills
  • The ability to set goals and work towards them
  • The ability to provide and receive respect
  • Leading through change
  • Working with diversity
  • An understanding of disabilities and assessing of abilities (advantageous)
  • A full driver licence is essential


Mō mātou | About Us

Te Whariki Whakaruruhau is the Te Roopu Taurima (TRT) model of service that recognises the intrinsic value and relationship of tangata (people we support), their whanau and kaimahi (staff). As a kaupapa Maori service we strive to make a difference in the lives of tangata by surrounding them with a caring environment based on Maori values of respect and whanau. The service appeals to a wide range of people of different ethnicities because of TRT’s philosophy of accepting and valuing all cultural practices.


The culture at Te Roopu Taurima, is driven by our ā Mātou Uara (Our Value​​​​​​​s):

Panekiretanga – Excellence

Striving for excellence and quality in all that we do

Aroha – Kindness

Expressing compassion and joy for others in all that we do

Tumanako – Action

Being proactive to ensure the best outcomes in all that we do

Whakapono – Trust

Acting with honesty and integrity in all that we do


Ngā hua | Benefits of working at Te Roopu Taurima

When you join us, you are part of a wider whānau that will support you along your journey.

·        Investment in your learning and development;

·        Critical illness and life insurance;

·        Free financial advice from a registered broker;

·        Retail in-store discounts and special offers;

·        Kohatu leave;

·        Free parking.


Tono ināianei | Apply Now

For further information, contact Jono Clifton at the Te Roopu Taurima Midlands office on 07-846-9260.


Please note:

·  Successful applicants will be required to undergo a pre-employment drug and alcohol screening test.

·  Successful applicants need to complete and return a clear Ministry of Justice criminal history check.

·  Employees of Te Roopu Taurima are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (includes booster).