Health Care Assistant - Nightshift - New Plymouth

Listed 11 days Ago

Healthcare Assistant - Nightshifts

  • Fixed roster giving work/life balance 
  • Training and development – gain qualifications while you work 
  • Staff well-being activities - we take care of you while you take care of our residents

Benefits – what’s in it for me?

 Whilst working with Enliven you will be given the opportunity and support to gain nationally recognised qualifications in Health and Wellbeing and to be part of a committed team delivering high quality care to our residents.

  • Opportunities for additional training for career advancement into positions of responsibility
  • Smart uniforms provided, with various aspects of attire available to suit your style – you choose the colour! 
  • Working in a team in a peer supported environment. 
  • Staff Wellbeing initiatives focused on a different aspect of personal health and wellbeing
  • Access to discounted healthcare cover and free counselling services for all staff
  • Ability to work a roster that enables you to manage work/life balance.
  • Training to achieve qualifications while you work and on-going support to thrive in your role
  • A progressive pay scale that recognises your qualifications -  $22.49 - $28.25 per hour, based on skills & experience  

About the role

As a Health Care Assistant, you will be responsible for providing support to our residents in their daily living and social requirements. You will also encourage residents to maintain their independence and make decisions for themselves. Your key responsibilities will be: 

  • Deliver the highest standard of personalised care to every Resident  
  • Support and encourage residents to maintain their independence and make decisions for themselves 
  • Assist and support the activities of daily living in a way that meets the Eden principles and the Domains of Wellbeing 
  • Take instruction and tasks from the Registered Nurse
  • Ensure resident’s needs are attended to effectively and in a timely manner 

This is a permanent role, working 8 shifts a fortnight, which will include weekends.   We work with a fixed roster so you can plan ahead, so get in touch and talk to us about what hours you are looking for and we may just have the hours that suit you.  The ability to offer some flexibility to pick up additional shifts, to provide cover in the home is always welcomed.  So get in touch and have a chat with us, we'd love to hear from you!

Skills and Experience 

As well as a passion for the wellbeing of older people, you will be enthusiastic but patient and well organised with great interpersonal skills and a sense of humour. You will share our values of empathy, compassion, and respect. In addition, you will have: 

  • Careerforce Level 2 Health and Wellbeing Certificate or prepared to work towards one  
  • Previous experience in aged care or other healthcare assistant or support worker role
  • Ability to be an active member of a team environment
  • Good verbal communication and documentation skills  
  • Basic computer skills 
  • Covid-19 vaccine pass, including evidence of mandated booster, if eligible

About Us

Our Enliven services create age-friendly communities where people are happy and thrive, regardless of their age or ability. Our homes and villages are places where older people have companionship, choice, variety, fun, meaningful activity and a sense of purpose. 

The residents of Chalmers Home tell us they love the friendly, vibrant and family-focused atmosphere. Of course, they love the beautiful views too.   Overlooking the Tasman Sea to the west and Mount Taranaki to the East, Chalmers Home has arguably one of the best rest home outlooks in the country!

Come and find out more about our Home and why our teams enjoy working as part of the Enliven family!


To discuss the role or for more information, get in touch with Melissa McNamara 06 758 5190 or email at 

Please note: please apply only if you have the legal right to work in New Zealand 

As a healthcare provider, Enliven operates a ‘Smoke Free’ policy onsite. 

Applications close 20th October 2022