• Permanent Part Time
  • Waipukurau

Anglican Care Waiapu (ACW), is the social services arm of the Anglican Diocese of Waiapu and have services and programmes in Bay of Plenty, Tairāwhiti, and Hawke’s Bay. We are committed to supporting our most vulnerable children, young people, families/ whānau and older people; partnering with them to achieve positive outcomes. We recognise and acknowledge Te Tiriti o Waitangi which invites us into a covenant relationship with Maori of mutual respect, support and dialogue. 

Mō te tūranga | About the role

Pakeke Centre is a community service that offers fellowship and friendship for older people. We provide day programmes, social outings, and pastoral care to support our members to live and participate in their community.

We’re looking for a passionate, energetic and community minded person to join our team as a Programme Assistant to work three days a week Mon, Tues & Weds (19 hours p/w) based in Waipukurau. There are two aspects to the Programme Assistant role. The first is cooking/preparing nutritious meals which you’ll carry out on Mon & Tues. The second is interacting with our lovely clients helping them with a variety of activities designed to engage, stimulate and create social connections.

You’ll be responsible for:

  • Cooking nutritious meals and kitchen duties two days a week
  • Planning, coordinating, and facilitating daily activities for our clients
  • Reporting and recording daily observations of client activity
  • Assisting with packing up and storage of equipment
  • Driving the centre van for outings, client pick up and drop offs
  • Assisting with client home / hospital visits as required
  • Supporting clients to participate in activities

Ko wai koe | About you

As the Programme Assistant you will enjoy being in the kitchen providing a variety of meals. You will be compassionate, enjoy working with the elderly and participating in a variety of activities. You’ll thrive in a busy but fun environment where you need to plan ahead and multitask to get the job done. Team fit is important to us so you must enjoy contributing positively, helping where needed and have an easy going nature.

As the Programme Assistant you will have:

  • A passion for food and cooking
  • Experience preparing and cooking food
  • An understanding of the needs of older people
  • Excellent interpersonal aptitude
  • Strong communication and listening skills
  • Impeccable documentation and reporting abilities
  • A warm and caring personality
  • A full clean driver’s licence and a clean criminal record and NZ residency.

If you are interested, we would love to hear from you – To apply and view the Position Description, click the buttons below.

Applications will remain open until filled, so don’t delay!

All applicants are required to complete a NZ Police Check and full reference checks.  Employment is subject to clearance of all these checks.

To apply for this job email your details to kara.paterson@acw.org.nz.