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Are you after a career that is interesting, meaningful and rewarding? A career where you can make a real positive difference in someone's life?

As the community services arm of IHC, joining IDEA Services could be the career move you're looking for.
Support Workers play a hugely important part in helping the people we support to be safe and healthy, achieve greater independence, have a greater connection to their families and communities and most importantly, to have fun and enjoy life.

Tasks will vary depending on the service plan of the people you support but could include personal care tasks like showering, toileting, dressing and eating; household tasks like cleaning, cooking, shopping; and supporting independence tasks like learning new skills, trying new things and connecting with their community.

Don't let a lack of experience and qualifications faze you. Our Support Workers come from a wide variety of cultures and backgrounds. We look at potential when we're hiring, and your willingness to learn and grow in the role.


  • Work well in a team
  • Be a good listener and communicator
  • Have a positive outlook and sense of humour
  • Show resilience and the ability to overcome any challenge that comes your way
  • Be honest and trustworthy
  • Be adaptable to change and have a willingness to learn
  • Need to have a basic level of fitness,
  • Have the ability to satisfactorily pass a police check
  • Have a clean full driver licence
  • Have legal entitlement to work in NZ

At IHC, our people are at the core of everything we do and we are focused on making sure that we provide the right support, roles and career progression opportunities for our staff. We offer pay rates that reflect the important work you do. There are four pay scale levels starting from $19.80 per hour and our orientation and training is designed to help you earn qualifications and progress to higher pay levels as quickly as possible while you work.

Our Support Workers work in scheduled shifts, which means you will be required to be flexible with your availability. This will include some evenings, some sleepovers and some weekends. We currently have part-time opportunities available in the Balclutha and Lawrence areas. 

We are proud of what we do and how we do it. Join us and you can be rest assured that when you're asked what you do, you can answer "I'm proud to be a Support Worker".

Interested? Then APPLY NOW!

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

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  • Classifications: Healthcare & Social Assistance
  • Company: Idea Services
  • Work Type: Part Time
  • Sector: Private
  • Town: Balclutha and Lawrence
  • Country: New Zealand
  • Position Description