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.

Hohepa is a therapeutic community based on the work of Rudolf Steiner, providing support for people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) with the aim of enabling them to live as independently as possible. Hohepa works out of the principles of Anthroposophy, which provide a meaningful framework of insight to human development as a basis of planning and support to individuals, so that they have a “life fully lived”.

Hohepa Hawke’s Bay provides service support to about 130 people with IDD, some of whom present complex and challenging behaviours. All require positive and insightful support, to enable fulfilled lives. We are looking to strengthen our practices in a collaborative working model, providing guidance and practical advice for support staff as they work to strengthen communication, social and task capabilities of people.

We seek a suitably qualified and experienced person join the team and work with staff across services for children/youth (including the school) and adults. This specialist will mostly engage with children/youth as clients. The successful candidate will be involved in delivery and implementation the 3-tiered Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) framework across Hohepa (individual clients, manualised group work, and staff training).

Over the last two years Hohepa has developed an on-site PBS service with input from a PhD level psychologist and BCBA. In designing our service, we drew from the literature on PBS, Mindfulness Based PBS (MBPBS)and Mindfulness Based Interventions (MBI), sexuality education, self-determination for people with IDD, dementia, Multisystemic Therapy, and other ecological and empirically supported interventions and frameworks. The new specialist does not necessarily need a background in these approaches, but would be part of the continuous rolling out of the new PBS service.

Our ideal candidate will bring a successful combination of experience and/or training in:

  • Working with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
  • Ideally possess a Masters majoring in Applied Behaviour Analysis.
  • Be looking for an internship placement for psychologist registration or be a registered Psychologist.
  • Be a behaviour specialist, Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA) or looking to register as BCBA.
  • Have experience with PBS or other evidence-based models.
  • Be enthusiastic about piloting programs and implementing a systems change approach.
  • Have a keen interest in new and innovative research in the field.
  • Have experience working with children.
  • Be part of a young and dynamic specialist service.

Our preference is to take on interns or those new to the field, but more experienced practitioners are welcome to apply.

In addition, to be successful in this position you must meet these requirements:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; to establish/maintain rapport with a wide range of people, write succinct and meaningful reports, provide clearly-understood guidance on the practical steps staff should take to work effectively with our people.
  • Computer literacy and able to use tools for data analysis.
  • Integrity, trustworthiness, able to maintain confidentiality (according to the practitioners relevant code of ethics or conduct)
  • Willing to work within the principles and practices of anthroposophy as they apply to leadership at Hohepa (support is available if you need to develop your understanding).

For more information please email kelsie.harris@hohepa.com

To apply, please send your completed application form to kelsie.harris@hohepa.com

 

Closing date: 23 April 2019 @ 9am

* Great people and communication skills

* Experienced IT professional, with wide variety of skills and knowledge

* Flexible and adaptable

We seek a full time IT professional, with experience in a range of products and solutions. In this role you will focus on some of our priority areas: SharePoint development and administration; database design, maintenance and support; Active Directory management, O365 admin and application support. However you will be highly flexible and willing to turn your hands to whatever need arises – you may be developing a system one minute, and crawling around with cables the next!

Hohepa is a unique environment, and great interpersonal skills are a must. You will have access to sensitive and confidential information and so a commitment to respecting confidentiality and privacy is of paramount importance.

To be successful in this position you will have:

  • Experience and skills in SharePoint administration/development; using Active Directory; supporting mobile devices; website development; Office 365 admin and application support.
  • Knowledge and transferable skills in database design, maintenance, and support.
  • Knowledge of PABX and VOIP systems, including managing systems and troubleshooting.
  • Networking knowledge and familiarity with wireless networking solutions.
  • Great interpersonal and communication skills, courtesy and respect.
  • Willingness to take on and prioritise whatever task is required, to meet needs.
  • A passion for technology and business solutions, willing to share your knowledge and expertise.
  • A ‘can do’ attitude!

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…

Closing date: Thursday 18 April 2019 at 9am

  • 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 Amanda on 027 570 2651

 

For more information please email kelsie.harris@hohepa.com

To apply, please send your completed application form to kelsie.harris@hohepa.com

We have a part time, fixed term, vacancy (20-25 hours) in our Residential Services for a Roster Coordinator. Please note that this is a shared role.

The role involves recruiting, leading, supporting and managing a pool of casual workers, getting to know them as people and their availability and work preferences.

Staff will call in to you if they cannot come to work at short notice; so the hours of work will need to fit around these requirements: Weekdays would include spilt shifts ans there would be some commitment on weekends. With some additional time for admin/office work etc.

This position will operate on a daily basis and the successful applicants would need to be flexible regarding working hours and days – please also note that is job is shared between 2 people.

The role could be based at one of our sites in the Clive/Taradale area, and could involve some working from home (if a landline and broadband are available) – we are happy to discuss this with the successful candidate.

You will need good IT skills, ability to communicate and negotiate; and a flair for managing people, helping them to contribute and give of their best.

To be successful in all this position you must:

  • Be able to maintain confidentiality.
  • Have good communication skills, able to keep people informed.
  • Be able to plan and implement processes; decide on priorities; prepare in advance; consistently follow through; and be accountable, taking ownership of tasks.
  • Have good attention to detail, with high levels of accuracy
  • Be proactive, self-motivated with a “can do” attitude.
  • Be a good team player, adaptable and receptive to new ideas.
  • Have the ability to remain calm, objective and in control in stressful situations.

Closing date: 23 April 2019 @ 9am

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

For more information please email: kelsie.harris@hohepa.com

To apply, please send your completed application form to kelsie.harris@hohepa.com

We require a nurse to provide a high quality Nursing therapy service which is centred on the needs of the people we support, reflecting cultural, whanau and individual needs and goals; ensuring that the values and philosophies of Hohepa are maintained at all times.

The ideal candidate will be a registered nurse with a current practicing certificate, with strong planning and organisational skills, and who will contribute well in a team environment.

Qualification/interest in anthroposophical nursing would be an advantage.

Applicants must be either a New Zealand citizen, hold a New Zealand Resident Permit or have a current New Zealand Work Permit for 12 months or more.

For further information/application pack or to apply please contact:

Kelsie Harris, ph 870 0426, email kelsie.harris@hohepa.com

We are looking for enthusiastic and effective people with experience and training in working with students with special education needs to start in Term 2 2019.

To be successful in this role you will:

  • be able to support and guide students with diverse learning needs
  • have experience in working with children and young people with special education needs
  • be able to apply effective strategies to work with students with diverse needs and complex behaviours
  • be able to motivate and engage students, be physically fit and are able to set boundaries
  • have empathy, patience and a deep interest in students learning
  • have excellent interpersonal skills, be able to work in a team as well as independently
  • demonstrate self motivation, creativity and flexibility
  • PECS, SPELL and other relevant training an advantage

Hohepa is a therapeutic community based on the work of Rudolf Steiner. It is expected that the principles of Curative Education will be respected by the applicant and the required practices be applied in his/her work.

For further information/application pack please contact:

Penny Hallgarth, ph. 844 2740, e-mail penny.hallgarth@hohepa.com

To apply, please send your completed application form to penny.hallgarth@hohepa.com

 

 

Applications close 12 noon Thursday 18th April 2019

The role involves:

  • Line management, supervision and support of night staff who work in houses in the area. This will include frequent travel between the houses (a vehicle is provided).
  • Delivering the ‘On Call’ service – providing guidance and instructions in an emergency and when additional help is needed, either over the phone or in person.

This position is full time (40 hours per week) and permanent; exact patterns of work will be determined once an appointment has been made, but we require some flexibility, eg to work on different nights of the week, and also to be available at times during the day for essential meetings and training.

To be successful in this role you will:

  • Have experience of working throughout the night, and be able to demonstrate your aptitude for this work.
  • Have some experience of working with people with intellectual disabilities, or transferable experience from a similar sector.
  • Be able to coach, supervise, support and communicate effectively with staff working in the houses, providing practical advice as well as guidance in an emergency.
  • Have a commitment to training, able to participate in formal courses during the daytime and to ensure staff attend learning and development opportunities.
  • Be a skilled communicator, able to communicate effectively with residents (some of whom are non-verbal) and with a range of staff, managers and external professionals.
  • Be literate, able to write reports and keep accurate records, and a confident user of technology.
  • Hold a full drivers licence and be willing to drive between Hohepa houses during the night in a company vehicle.
  • Be drug free, prepared not to smoke during work hours and willing to declare any convictions.

Hohepa is a therapeutic community based on the work of Dr Rudolf Steiner. Hohepa Hawkes Bay provides residential, vocational training and school opportunities for adults and children with an intellectual disability. The organisation works to foster a community life-style for the adults and children, within a therapeutic environment. The community is based on two sites which each include a biodynamic farm – in Clive (adults) and Poraiti (children); in addition some residents live in houses in the Greenmeadows / Taradale area.

To apply: please send your completed application form to kelsie.harris@hohepa.com

No fixed closing date.

We seek a qualified and experienced person for a Team Leader role within our children’s community. The focus of the work is to manage and maintain quality care, support and development; assess needs, make plans and report on progress; create a supportive home environment and enable service users to participate in the community; work with their families and advocates. It is vital that the principles of Curative Education (Dr Rudolf Steiner) form the basis of service delivery, with the individual child/young person at the centre, working in partnership with the Hohepa school.

You will work as part of a team headed by a House Manager, and carry significant responsibilities. The role can be busy and demanding, but also fulfilling and very rewarding as you journey alongside young people with disabilities and support their development.

 We have opportunities for experienced people who meet the following requirements:

  • Minimum of three years’ experience working in the disability field.
  • Minimum of a level 5 NZ qualification (or equivalent) in the health/disability field.
  • Display empathy and respect, and the ability to ENABLE service users 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.
  • 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.

If you do not currently meet these demanding requirements but have a real wish to develop into the role, please do put yourself forward.

To apply: please send your completed application form to kelsie.harris@hohepa.com

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

We seek applications from people with patience, maturity and integrity for support work roles at Hohepa Kapiti.

Various permanent vacancies are available, working in the daytime (which includes morning and evening work – on weekdays, and weekend work) and waking night shift (Wake Over). Full time and part time positions are available.

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.) Work may be available on weekdays, weekend work and night shifts.

For all our roles, some experience or training would be great; but your attitude and approach is far more important to us.

Support Workers: 
We are looking for staff with empathy for people with special needs, who will work alongside these people with a belief they can do and can learn to be able and independent. Some of the work will be with service users who may present challenging behaviour. Some of our service users can be 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 challenging role, 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 people to achieve their goals and plans. You will hold a full, clean drivers’ licence and have the flexibility to work 40hrs per week (ideally including weekends); the hours will range from 6.30am to 10pm.

Wake Over Support Workers: 
You will work throughout the night to provide support if a resident wakes. During these hours you would be responsible for duties including housework, baking, and administration. In the morning, the role involves personal care (e.g. assisting residents to shower, dress, and shave) and breakfast preparation. The full time role is 40 hours per week.

Casual (Relieving) Support Workers: 
This role is ideal if you can be available for work, possibly at short notice or to cover absences, but do not wish to take on a permanent role.

FOR ALL OUR POSITIONS you must:

  • 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.
  • 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.

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

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

To find out more or to apply, please email your application form (link above) to: kelsie.harris@hohepa.com

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.