18 hours per week, Tues-Thurs 9-3 with occasional evening and weekend hours (job sharing position)
Are you someone who has recovered from breast cancer and would like to draw on your own experience to support others?
We are looking for a very special person to join our team.
In the role of Support Worker, you will provide emotional and practical support to those who have had a breast cancer diagnosis. Based in our resource centre in Tauranga you will spend much of your time being a listening ear to those who are navigating their way through breast cancer treatment. Much of this mahi will be one on one and some will be through our support groups. You will be experienced and confident in working with computer systems and a total team player.
Previous experience of breast cancer in your own life and being well down the road of recovery is essential for this role.
We’re looking for someone who is:
· A people person – ngākau aroha ,someone who can approach others with compassion and empathy
· Able to be flexible and adapt to changing circumstances
· Keen to learn and keep learning in your new role
· A ‘can do’ person with a positive outlook
· Able to build trusting relationships – whanaungatanga is so important in this role
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Applications close 20th June 2023.
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To actively provide emotional and practical support to people in Tauranga who have had a breast cancer diagnosis, their whānau and supporters.
The Outcomes we seek
To enhance wellbeing, safety and quality of life for those with a breast cancer diagnosis and their whānau.
To ensure those with a breast cancer diagnosis are not socially isolated, but are connected and engaged.
"I had great family and friends for support and a wonderful partner, was dealing with my cancer through that support and a very positive attitude. In saying this I think the support and information that you put out is amazing.”
“I received the full understanding that I went for. I cannot thank you enough and as I said earlier I should have made contact straight after my first operation.”
“It was huge for me to be able to open up and be completely honest with myself and take ownership of how I was feeling and not be embarrassed or ashamed. I was allowed to say it.”