Support Worker

He kaupapa hirahira tēnei mo tētahi tangata ngākau nui nei ki te hiki I te mana o te tangata, ā I te hapai I te ora o te tangata.  Mā te kanohi o te Ao Māori tēnei kaupapa e arahi ki tōna putanga whaihua.

He kōrero mō mātou | About Us 
Kāhui Tū Kaha is a community mental health and social housing organisation under the auspices of Te Rūnanga ō Ngāti Whātua. We are a well-established and innovative provider and characterised by our diversity and commitment to health and social outcomes for everyone. We strive to uphold our organisational values of manaakitanga, rangatiratanga, and whakawhanaungatanga in all that we do. As a successful applicant, you will enjoy working within an open, culturally diverse organisation with many opportunities for further growth and development. 

He kōrero mōu | About You
Due to growth, we have positions available for experienced Support Workers, who have knowledge of mental health and/or social services. You will be skilled at building and maintaining trusting relationships with clients, have a respectful, empathetic manner and be highly motivated to make a difference in the lives of our clients/tenants. Ideally, you will have knowledge of recovery perspectives and of the Strengths Model from your experience working in mental health and/or social services. 

He kōrero mō te tūranga | The Role
We have opportunities within a number of teams. Using the principles of client recovery and utilising community resources, you will actively work with clients to identify goals and support needs, and work towards the achievement of these.You will take a positive, proactive approach to your work and be able to work both autonomously and cohesively with team members and external parties. 

What you will need to have: 

  • Ability to support and motivate people to achieve their goals
  • Practical life skills and knowledge to connect people with community support resources and whānau/family/family of choice.
  • Relevant qualification (or working towards one) in Social Services and/or Mental Health and Addictions Support
  • Commitment to Te Tiriti O Waitangi and understanding of tikanga Māori

All applicants must have New Zealand Residency, a full and clean driver’s licence and a clean police record.

Apply now

Our recruitment team review applications and assess suitability as they come in. If you are interested in one of our current vacancies, please submit your application below at your earliest convenience.

Thank you

If your application looks like a potential fit for one of our roles, we will contact you for a short conversation over the phone. If you have any questions regarding our roles or your application, please feel free to contact us at

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