Work with us

Supporting and empowering whānau

Nau mai, Haere mai

What do I want from work?

  • An interesting, responsible & fulfilling job with purpose
  • Be appreciated and rewarded for doing my job well
  • To balance my work with my family, my lifestyle, or my studies
  • Work with others who are kind, caring and helpful
  • Get to know someone with a disability and help them to live a richer life
  • Work for an organisation that really cares about people
  • Receive fair pay for the work I do

If this works for you, you may want to work for us...

We are looking for people who would like to spend several hours, for a day or more each week (including weekends) as a companion to a person with a disability as they pursue their interests in the community.

What will I be asked to do?

Your mahi as a Pouāwhina (Personal Assistant) with Mana Ātea will vary greatly, depending on the whānau you are supporting. Some of the more common mahi includes:

Mana Tangata

  • Awhi whānau we support to live their chosen lifestyle – mana motuhake!
  • Advocate for and with whānau we support, where appropriate.
  • Awhi with self-care, general hygiene and personal presentation.
  • Awhi with cooking, washing, ironing, and house cleaning.
  • Awhi with shopping for food, clothing and personal items.
  • Encourage and support in daily living activities, where that whānau we support can perform.
  • Arrange medical appointments and collect prescriptions.
  • Provide transport to and from appointments and attend if appropriate
  • Tautoko the whānau we support to maintain general health and well-being.

Mana Whānau

  • Facilitate contact with family, friends and associates.
  • Kōrero with whānau we support, other Pouāwhina, whānau and Pouārahi to ensure consistency and continuity of care.
  • Mahitahi to remedy and find solutions to potential risks.

Mana Kotahitanga

  • Encourage neighbours to get to know and become friends with whānau.
  • Awhi the whānau we support to become an active member of their local community.
  • Awhi with transport and accompany them on outings and activities.
  • Rangahau and explore opportunities in the community.

Mana Mātauranga

  • Provide accurate, appropriate and timely information to awhi whānau we support in making informed decisions.
  • Whakamahi personal adherence to Health and Safety Kawa and Tikanga.
  • Provide monthly progress reports on agreed goals of whanau we support.