Support Workers


We currently have vacancies for experienced afternoon shift (3:00pm – 11:00pm), awake night shift (11:00pm to 7:00am) and Casual Support Workers.


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At Pukeko Blue Ltd we have a long history of providing the best possible standard of care to our Service Users. Within the community we have houses located across Christchurch who all work towards our gold standard of care. We were established in 2001 and strive to ensure our service users are living in an environment of respect, dignity, compassion, safety and skill.  We are currently looking for staff who can maintain this gold level of care.


We want to ensure you are going to have the best opportunity at succeeding, we will ensure we provide all relevant training for this before and while you are on the job. If you think you have the passion and drive to make support working your career then this is the job for you.


To succeed within this role, we want to ensure you are aware of what this role entails. First and foremost, as a Support Worker we rely on you to treat our Service Users with respect, dignity, and compassion. Some of our Service Users live with an intellectual disability, mental health or dual diagnosis. This means that they require a gold standard level of care. We want to ensure they are living in a homely environment where they can work towards recovery and the lifestyle choice of their own.


 Do you currently have?

  • A full, current New Zealand driver’s licence
  • The flexibility to work rotational rostered shifts
  • New Zealand residency or a valid New Zealand work visa with a minimum of 12 months
  • A current First Aid Certificate (preferable but not essential)
  • NZQA Health & Wellbeing Level 3 or relevant equivalent qualification



Being a part of the Pukeko Blue team you will:

  • Contribute to a safe working environment
  • Create a safe homely environment for our Service Users
  • Support and engage with our Service Users to reach their goals
  • Show kindness and compassion to our Service Users and their family
  • Celebrate the success of our Service Users
  • Be able to work independently
  • Be able to work in the face of diversity, maintaining strong relationships between a wide range of Service Users
  • Be able to maintain clear boundaries


We want to ensure your transition into the Pukeko Blue team is as smooth as possible, that’s why we require people who are, self-starters and quick learners to apply for this role, whilst full training will be given (including a medication competency module) we want you to be able to move into this role comfortably, we would like for you to have had some experience within the Support Worker field.


What we ask from you:

  • You are able to follow and adhere to Service User care plans and behaviour crisis risk plans.
  • You are able to support and encourage Service Users in gathering information to make informed choices.
  • You can implement, develop and review individual social and recreational wellbeing plans.
  • Comfortable in administering medication according to policy and procedure.



What we offer

  • Full training and support
  • No two days will look the same, our Service Users keep things fun
  • Learning and development opportunities
  • Inclusive and diverse workplace where we want you to succeed
  • Managers and teams who really care about the people that work for us



At the core we want to ensure our Service Users feel safe and secure within their homes and that they are supported with all tasks they want to achieve. If you want to be a part of a rewarding industry where no two days are the same apply now.



To be considered for a position, please download and complete the Application for Employment form and email along with your CV  a covering letter to: