In Home Disability Support Worker

Job Description

This friendly employer is seeking an in-home support caregiver for approx. 30-40 hours per week working in Brooklyn, Wellington.

This role is fixed-term until December/January 2021. You will work alongside another support carer.

You will be supporting a 21 year old young man with Autism and Intellectual disability, who has some limited language. He is physically capable but with limited understanding. You will be a friend, mentor and carer for this young man.

The training pay rate is $20.50 per hour, increasing once you are fully trained, dependent on relevant qualifications and experience.

To apply, you will need:

• Patience

• A caring and calm nature

• Physical confidence and strength

• A self-motivated and engaging personality

• An understanding of Autism and some prior experience in disability support or childcare

He is a mostly settled happy young man who loves to hang out with his Carers, lying around YouTubing on his iPad, going for drives, or having water fun in the garden. You will also support him to access the community through regular swims at the pool and visits to local cafes, parks and the Zoo.

He has a lovely personality, and can be funny and engaging, however he sadly experiences high levels of anxiety which can sometimes escalate into meltdowns (panic attacks) during which you will need to manage him in a calm, supportive way, including physical support. This young man is 6’2” tall and strong, so it is important that you are able to match his physicality.

The job will also involve personal care responsibilities: showering, dressing and incontinence care. Full training will be provided by parents and other workers. For safety reasons, applicants who are of equal height or who are very confident in their physical strength are welcome to apply.

An understanding of Autism and some prior experience in disability support or childcare is essential though comprehensive training will be provided while working alongside a parent and other support workers. Also good character references and police vetting will be required due to the client's vulnerability.

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

In Home Disability Support Worker


Job type:

Full Time

Hours of work:



Wellington City


$23.00 - $25.00