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Community Support Workers x2

Small steps can make a world of difference!

20 hours per week, permanent, based Hamilton
20 hours per week, fixed term, based Taupo

Progress to Health is a community-based support organisation whose ultimate aim is to create communities without barriers by being flexible, inclusive, responsive and passionate with the services we offer.

Do you consider yourself a “positive change agent”? Do you care about strengths-focussed support for people with permanent disability? Then you might just be the person we are looking for.

Do the following make sense to you?
• Creating a level playing field
• Being relationship based
• Using the ‘lightest touch’
• Contributing to community strengthening/manaakitanga
• Being person driven/tino rangatiratanga
• Everyday lives in everyday places for everyone

The Right Person for This Role:
• Can develop trusting and productive relationships with people using the service
• Takes a non-judgmental approach
• Proactively links people to opportunities
• Supports people to work towards and achieve their personal aspirations by suggesting appropriate recovery related activities

If this is you, then you:
• Have experience of disability and demonstrable evidence of understanding disability issues, stigma, discrimination and how they impact on a person’s quality of life.
• Work to the principles of Enabling Good Lives.
• Have a positive attitude and respect toward all people.
• Understand the three principles of Te Tiriti O Waitangi
• Are computer literate (Office 365 and a client management system)
• Have a current driver’s license and first aid certificate.
• Have NZ Certificate in Health and Wellbeing or equivalent and/or proven track record and willing to study.

Ideally, we’re looking for someone who reflects our values, and can assist people seeking our support to create better and brighter futures for themselves, their whanau and their communities. Your ability to maintain confidentiality, discretion and make sound judgement calls will be a given.

You’ll bring to the role your personality, professional work ethic, relevant qualification, experience and knowledge to offer the perfect blend of support. In return we’ll provide you with a supportive, fully resourced yet flexible working environment filled with the passionate people, we proudly call our team.

How to Apply

If you have the relevant experience, a flexible approach, thrive on the responsibility of a self-managed role, have high performance standards and a great sense of humour, please e-mail us (, in the first instance, your CV and a covering letter detailing why you are made for this role by Friday, 12th April 2019.