Job Application

Community Health Support Worker, Kidz First Child Development Team

Permanent

Full Time (40 hours per week)

Remuneration as per MECA guidelines

 

  • Flexible working, including working from home
  • Commitment to professional development
  • Supportive team environment

 

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Kidz First Child Development Team (CDT) as a Community Health Support worker.  Make a real difference- work in our community to support tamariki of all cultures including Maaori and Pacifica and their whaanau through their health journey.   

 

Kidz First Child Development is situated in South Auckland and is a dynamic and flexible work place. Its team members work alongside children with neurological and developmental needs and their whaanau supporting the child to reach their full potential. In this role you will work closely with whaanau to support them at the beginning of their child’s health journey, linking them in with support services, addressing any immediate needs whilst they wait for therapy, and support our therapist in the care provision.

 

You will be working within a wider multi-disciplinary team and therefore it is essential to understand your own communication style in order to build rapport with other professionals.

 

The service involves predominantly home visits with some work in clinic settings, tele- health and opportunities for groups.

 

Enthusiasm and passion for early intervention drives our team members to walk alongside families through their journey. Every day is different and you therefore need to have the ability to adapt to the varying needs of the service and the diverse community we work with. Our team support a high Maaori and Pacifica population and would welcome applicants from these communities.

 

An ability to effectively organise your workload, whilst prioritising tasks, would be imperative in order to be successful in this role.

 

Skills and Experience:

  • Passion to work with children from Maaori/ Pacific background, with neurological and developmental needs
  • Experience working within a health setting
  • Experience working within a multi-disciplinary setting and as part of a team
  • Pacific language or Te Reo Māori is an advantage
  • Sound judgement, the ability to manage risk and make decisions based on service needs

 

Please apply online at www.countieshealthjobs.com.

 

To review the position description please ''click here''. For more information please contact Amy Lin in the Recruitment Centre on 09 276 0044 ext 58680 or Amy Lin amy.lin@middlemore.co.nz

 

Job Number: CMH20228884

Applications Close: 07 October 2022

 

Our highest priority is the safety and welfare of our patients and our people.  We have strict Health & Safety measures to keep our people safe. All new employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 under the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Vaccinations) Order 2021.
 
At Counties Manukau Health people and their lives matter to us. We are a values based and inclusive organisation that is committed to delivering the best health outcomes for our community. To help us achieve this we need a workforce that reflects the population we serve. We strongly encourage applications from all backgrounds who share our values and have a passion to work in our community and would greatly value seeing applicants from our Maaori and Pacific communities. We are also committed to our Disability Strategy, which focuses on people with disabilities; they are our patients, whaanau, community and our staff - all carefully considered in our action plan. Together we will improve the accessibility needs for everyone who has a disability. Our values are Valuing Everyone- Whakawhanaungatanga , Kind –Manaakitanga, Together –Kotahitanga, Excellent- Rangatiratanga. If these are your values too, then join us today.