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Support Worker

Fixed Term full time night shifts covering maternity leave

Christchurch City

Reference: 4564322

We are seeking a caring kind hearted Residential Support Worker for night shifts to cover for a period of maternity leave commencing immediately and ending 31 May 2020.

The Laura Fergusson Trust Canterbury is an independent, not-for-profit, community and residential rehabilitation provider. Our residential service provides long term support for younger people with a variety of congenital and neurological conditions while seeking "ordinary life" opportunities for them.

We are looking for someone who is interested in working as part of a large team passionate about delivering the best possible care and support services for our clients. As a support worker you will need a disposition of understanding while trying to empower our clients to lead an ordinary life. You will be interested in making a difference in people's lives.

This position also presents an opportunity to further develop your role within a caring profession.

To achieve this you will need to:

  • Be a great communicator
  • Have a keen interest in helping others
  • Be able to work in partnership with our clients
  • Be able to maximise independence of our clients while encouraging choice, initiation and participation in activity
  • Have the ability to demonstrate efficient time management and the ability to work autonomously but be part of a team

Experience working with people with disabilities and a knowledge of the Health and Disability Sector Standards, Health and Disability Commissioner (Code of Health and Disability Services Consumer's Rights) would be advantageous.

If you are interested in this exciting opportunity we would love to hear from you.

Enquiries regarding this position can be made to:

Sarah Barham, Clinical Manager

T: 03 351 0209


Applications Close: 12 Mar 2019