Welcome to the Hohepa Jobs Page

We are looking for enthusiastic and committed people to join the Hohepa Hawke’s Bay team and to join our vision of every life fully lived. We employ a multicultural workforce, with people from a diverse range of backgrounds. What they have in common is an interest in the Hohepa community and supporting people with intellectual disabilities.

For many of our roles what really matters is your attitude and approach to work (a good sense of humour is great too!); if you have qualifications and experience they are appreciated but we provide on the job and formal training.

We are committed to workforce development, achieving a Healthy and Safe work environment, good communication and support – for everyone at Hohepa we try to make sure that every life is fully lived. The residential area of the Hohepa community provides 24 hour / 7 days a week care for both children and adult service users based on Anthroposophical Principles, Social Therapy and Curative Education (Dr. Rudolf Steiner). For all of our roles we require an application form to be completed, this can be downloaded here

Your completed application form can be returned to us by email: kelsie.harris@hohepa.com or post: PO Box 3, Clive, 4148. For more information about any of our current vacancies, you can email the above address, phone 06 8700426 and request a job pack, or call into our office in Clive (admin building behind the Hohepa shop) and ask for a pack. For more insight to Hohepa, please read our Hohepa Values.

We invite applications for leadership roles within our Residential Team (House Manager, House Leader, Team Leader and Senior Support Workers); with the focus being on creating a supportive home environment – beauty, nutritious food, cultural and social opportunities and high standards of service.

These are full time (40 hours per week) roles, but are definitely not ‘9-5’ jobs; work patterns include split shifts on weekdays, and at least one weekend day at work (with 2 consecutive days off). The roles can be busy and demanding, but also fulfilling and very rewarding as you journey alongside people with disabilities and support their development.

 

We currently have opportunities for experienced people with the following skills, knowledge and experience:

 

  • Minimum of three years’ experience working in the disability field.
  • Minimum of a level 5 NZ qualification (or equivalent) in the health/disability field.
  • Experience with and an interest in working with people with intellectual disabilities.
  • Display empathy and respect, and the ability to ENABLE residents to achieve their goals and plans.
  • Have good communication skills, able to communicate clearly and appropriately with a range of people, and to maintain accurate records and progress notes.
  • Be willing and able to work within Hohepa’s values and practices (based on the work of Dr Rudolf Steiner).
  • Be trustworthy and have high ethical standards, able to respect confidentiality and privacy.
  • Have a mature attitude and good interpersonal skills; this includes being practical and ‘down to earth’ about the nature of the role, and being able to work with people who may have high support needs and challenging behaviour without becoming flustered.
  • Be drug free, prepared not to smoke during work hours and willing to declare any convictions.
  • Be fit for the physical and emotional aspects of the role.
  • Hold a First Aid certificate (or be willing and able to obtain one within 3 months of starting work), with a track record of participating in training and able to put the learning into practice in the workplace.

For further details or to apply:

Please send your completed application form (link above) to recruit@hohepa.com

Hohepa has a Demeter Certified Biodynamic Farm spread over 80 acres over our 2 sites in Hawkes Bay. The core business of the farm is dairy enterprise connected to milk processing into several types of cheese, yoghurt, quark and fresh milk sales. Some crops are grown to support the dairy herds and young stock.

Hohepa also runs a small market gardening operation which is run separately to the dairy enterprise. The vegetables that are grown are mainly produced to support the Hohepa community, any surplus is sold to the public or wholesale clients.

We are looking for a proactive innovator to help us fulfil our vision for the future of the Hohepa farm. In broad outline that means:

To develop the Farm towards the model of Social Enterprise, providing at its core meaningful work and purpose for the people we support. Manage the farm along principles of Social, Cultural and Financial sustainability.

To be successful in this position you will have:

  • Have a positive ‘can do attitude’.
  • Sound Dairy and some Horticulture experience
  • Experience with tractor equipment including implements, mowers and cultivation equipment; with the ability to maintain the integrity of the equipment
  • Land based experience such as composting, weed control and pasture management
  • Able to set up and use irrigation
  • Able to manage stock and dairy including transport and welfare.
  • Creating meaningful work opportunities for Hohepa Service Users with a focus on enablement and independence
  • Bio Dynamic and Demeter certification familiarity and an understanding of sustainability
  • The ability to lead and motivate a small team, be a role model.

If you are keen to use your experience and skills within a community where we value people – and aim for every life fully lived – we would like to hear from you…

 

  • Apply promptly if you are interested: we will make a job offer as soon as the right person comes along!

 

Please note, we are not able to offer visa support with this role. Do not apply if you are not eligible for work in New Zealand or have an Employer Assisted Visa.

 

If you would like an information conversation about the role in advance of applying – call Alfred on 06 870 0426 ext 703

 

For full details and to apply email: recruit@hohepa.com

Please note that you are required to complete an application form in support of your application.

Wake Over Support Workers are important members of our team, working throughout the night to provide support if a resident wakes.

During the night there are a range of duties including housework, baking, and administration.

In the morning, the role involves personal care (eg assisting residents to shower, dress, shave) and breakfast preparation.

The ideal person for this position will:

  • Have a keen interest in working with people with intellectual disabilities, displaying empathy and respect, and the ability to ENABLE residents to achieve their goals and plans.
  • Show initiative and be able to work unsupervised.
  • Have experience (ideally) and be comfortable (essential) with night-shift duty; this is not a role everyone can do…
  • Have good communication skills, able to communicate clearly and appropriately with a range of people, and to maintain accurate records and progress notes.
  • Be willing and able to work within Hohepa’s values and practices.
  • Be trustworthy and have high ethical standards, able to respect confidentiality and privacy.
  • Have a mature attitude and good interpersonal skills; this includes being practical and ‘down to earth’ about the nature of the role, and being able to work with people who may have high support needs and challenging behaviour without becoming flustered.
  • Be drug free, prepared not to smoke during work hours and willing to declare any convictions.
  • Be fit for the physical and emotional aspects of the role.
  • Computer familiarity an advantage.
  • Some understanding about Anthroposophy, Curative Education or Social Therapy (based on work of Dr Rudolf Steiner) would be desirable.

Your skills and aptitude for the job are more important than any qualification. We provide certificated and on-the-job training.

To apply: please email your completed application form (above) tokelsie.harris@hohepa.com

Hohepa employs a diverse workforce and we welcome applicants from all sections of the community.

No fixed closing date – we will seek to appoint any suitable candidate so please apply promptly!

We seek people with patience, maturity and integrity for support work roles.

Various permanent vacancies are available, working in the daytime which includes split shifts – morning and evening work – on weekdays, and weekend work.

We are also looking to build up a group of CASUALS – people who can work occasionally, maybe at short notice, but with no fixed hours. (Full training and support is provided.)

Residential Support Workers:
We are particularly looking for people to work with service users with challenging behaviour, in the children’s community (Poraiti). Some of our residents are very active and strong, and we require applicants with a mature approach, who can cope with the mental and physical demands of this role. It can be a huge challenge, but also highly rewarding as you journey alongside young people and adults to support their development.
To be successful in this role you will have a keen interest in working with people with intellectual disabilities, displaying empathy and respect, and the ability to ENABLE residents to achieve their goals and plans. You will hold a full, clean drivers’ licence and have the flexibility to work 40hrs per week on a split shift roster (including weekends); shifts are normally between the hours of 7 am and 9 pm.

We currently have full time and part time opportunities for experienced support workers with the following skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Experience with and an interest in working with people with intellectual disabilities.
  • Display empathy and respect, and the ability to ENABLE residents to achieve their goals and plans.
  • Have good communication skills, able to communicate clearly and appropriately with a range of people, and to maintain accurate records and progress notes.
  • English language competency
  • Be reliable, team player and willing to learn
  • Be willing and able to work within Hohepa’s values and practices (based on the work of Dr Rudolf Steiner).
  • Be trustworthy and have high ethical standards, able to respect confidentiality and privacy.
  • Have a mature attitude and good interpersonal skills; this includes being practical and ‘down to earth’ about the nature of the role, and being able to work with people who may have high support needs and challenging behaviour without becoming flustered.
  • Be drug free, prepared not to smoke during work hours and willing to declare any convictions.
  • Hold a full, clean drivers licence
  • Be fit for the physical and emotional aspects of the role.
  • Hold a First Aid certificate (or be willing and able to obtain one within 3 months of starting work), with a track record of participating in training and able to put the learning into practice in the workplace.
  • Hold a valid work visa for at least 12 months or be a NZ resident/citizen

We prefer you to hold a relevant qualification or have recent work experience but your attitude and approach is important to us too. If you do not meet the requirements detailed above, but are interested in making a career in this sector, we may be able to support your development – we provide certificated and on-the-job training – so please still register your interest.

Hohepa is a therapeutic community based on the work of Dr Rudolf Steiner. We are based on two main sites (Clive and Poraiti), with other locations in the Taradale / Greenmeadows area. We employ a diverse workforce and welcome applicants from all sections of the community.

To find out more about these opportunities please ask for an application pack: email recruit@hawk.hohepa.org.nz; phone us on 870 0426; or call in person to the Admin Office (behind our shop – 363 Main Road, SH2, just north of Clive). You are welcome to send us your CV but you will be required to complete an application form (link found above).

No fixed closing date: we will interview and appoint successful candidates so please apply promptly.

At Hohepa Hawke’s Bay we support people with intellectual disabilities to live meaningful lives in residential facilities throughout the community.

The Property Services Assistant is required to carry out a range of property maintenance duties including light building duties, painting and maintenance of the vehicle fleet.

We seek a person with skills and experience in:

  • Building
  • Plumbing
  • Electrics
  • Painting and plaster finishing

Technical skills and/or building trade qualifications are important; equally important are:

  • Inter-personal skills – good communication and customer awareness.
  • An ethical approach to work
  • Trustworthiness and respect for confidentiality

In addition to the above requirements, you will need:

  • To be in good health to carry out the physical aspects of the role
  • Hold a full drivers licence
  • Willing to attend work free of the effects of alcohol or drugs
  • Be smoke free at work
  • Have basic computer literacy
  • Be willing to work within the principles and values of Hohepa (based on the w