Kapi-Mana News : July 23rd 2013
43 KAPI-MANA NEWS, JULY 23, 2013 NEWS Team Leader & Community Support Workers NZCare Group is one of the largest providers of support services to people with intellectual and physical disabilities. Working with NZCare will give you an opportunity to make a difference to others and provide, in partnership with people with disabilities, their families and advocates, a lifestyle for people that promotes choice, rights, culture, dignity and learning. We are currently seeking to fill the following roles in a new service in Porirua which supports young people with challenging behaviours. Team Leader We are looking for a full-time Team Leader with experience with young people with disabilities and in particular challenging behaviours. We require highly motivated individuals who are passionate about ensuring a high quality of service. The successful applicant will: • Have excellent leadership skills and can work independently at times. • Have good organisation and time management skills. • Be an enthusiastic person who enjoys being part of a supportive team. • Have a good sense of humour. • Believe in the inherent dignity of all persons. • Practice respectful and clear communication. Please quote vacancy number NZCN218 in all correspondence. Community Support Workers We are also looking for experienced Community Support Workers to fill full-time, part-time and casual positions. Experience with young people with disabilities and in particular challenging behaviours would be desirable. Responsibilities include: promoting independence and engaging people in the community, personal cares and general home living duties. We also offer: • Paid induction and orientation. • NZQA National Certificate in Health Disability and Aged Support Level 2. • First Aid training. • The opportunity for career advancement. • A great working environment. Please quote vacancy number NZCN219 in all correspondence. For all positions a full driver's licence is essential and applicants must have NZ residency or a valid NZ work permit. Applicants need to be willing to work over a 7 day roster including night sleepovers or wakeovers. If you are interested in becoming part of our friendly and supportive environment, applications can be made online at www.healthcarenz.co.nz Alternatively you can email your CV and covering letter to email@example.com Please quote the relevant vacancy number (as above) in all correspondence. Applications close Friday, 26 July 2013. "An opportunity to really make a difference in other people's lives" WNZ13_Jul1 Road Transport - Heavy Rigid Learn to drive heavy rigid trucks (Class 4) to gain employment in the road transport and related industries. There are some NZTA requirements so please make sure you give us a call. Programme o ered at the Industry Training Centre, Porirua. Starts 1 August 2013, limited places! Interested? Call now! 0800 944 847 Study Infrastructure Works This quali cation is for people commencing a career in the infrastucture works industry. You will learn cabling, trenching and communicating on the job. Programme o ered at the Industry Training Centre, Porirua. Starts 12 August 2013, limited places! Interested? Call now! 0800 944 847 Commercial Road Transport Learn to drive Class 2 trucks and obtain your forklift and dangerous goods endorsements to gain employment in road transport and related industries. Programme o ered at the Industry Training Centre, Porirua. Starts 26 August 2013, limited places! Interested? Call now! 0800 944 847 Career Development & Training Classified Advertisers MAXIMISE your IMPACT Call us now about our very friendly colour rates. How you can you help the ambulance service Help needed: Wellington Free Ambulance is a great service, but there are ways you can help improve it. Photo: PIERS FULLER TIPS FROM WELLINGTON FREE AMBULANCE PARAMEDICS Meet the paramedics outside your home so they can easily find your property. Take a torch to guide them up the path to your house. Make sure your house number is visible and large enough to read. Clear the path of overhanging plant growth and moss. Consider outside lighting and turn on lights (including inside the house) while awaiting an ambulance. Put family pets in another room from the patient. Locate any medications the patient takes to show paramedics. Give the 111 operator as many details as possible about how to find your property if it is difficult to find. If you only do one thing, make sure there is someone outside the property to wave out or direct the paramedics. Rob Ives Service delivery manager Trim the hedges, make sure your house number is visible from the road and consider extra outside lighting so that when minutes matter, Wellington Free Ambu- lance can reach you quickly and safely. The ambulance service respon- ded to 2515 callouts on the Kapiti Coast and in Porirua dur- ing the past 12 months. That's an average of 48 each week. Service delivery manager Rob Ives said there were things everyone could do to assist para- medics. You hope you never have to make the call, but just like hav- ing an earthquake kit or instal- ling smoke alarms, you need to be ready when you have to dial 111,'' he said. The Kapiti Coast region includes a large rural area, which means dark country roads, long driveways and the use of local names for locations, along- side official names. If your mates or tradespeople have trouble finding your prop- erty, you probably need to think about how you can make things easier for all visitors who may need to locate you.'' Mr Ives said Wellington Free Ambulance paramedics and the 111 operators who direct them were very experienced at locat- ing patients and properties, and used the most sophisticated mapping systems available. We will find you. But there are things you can do to make our job easier when time is precious and we need to get to you quickly. For rural property owners, that means considering lighting on driveways, knowing your RAPID number and displaying it on your gate so we can easily read it from the road. It's also a good idea to keep any animals clear of the drive- way up to your house.'' He said everybody, no matter where they lived, should ensure their hedges were trimmed, the path to their house was free of moss or anything that could cause someone to slip and any extra obstacles were removed. Turn the lights on so we can see where we're going at night. It's pretty simple stuff, but there are a few small things that will help us help you. If you only do one thing, make sure there is someone outside the property to wave out or direct the paramedics. It'll speed things up and you can let us know about any stairs we'll need to negotiate, exactly where the patient is and how we can access the house.'' Focus on family history August is New Zealand Family History month and the Porirua branch of the New Zealand Society of Geneologists has some special celebrations in store. Guest speaker Lynda Fordyce of Titahi Bay will speak about her book, The History of Titahi Bay,atthe branch's monthly meeting on August 14. The Porirua branch meets in the Helen Smith Room, Pataka Museum, at 7.25pm. Branch convener Helen Swiney said she believed Family History Month played a vital role in high- lighting family history and encouraging others to share the interest. We want to bring family history alive by sharing what we do at our branch meet- ings,'' she said. We know a lot of people in Porirua City have a real interest in genealogy. Our meetings give them the opportunity to celebrate their family history, bringing it to life with stories and preserving it for future generations.'' Phone Peter Gibson on 0211 640 650. Big medal haul for taekwondo club Titahi Bay Taekwondo Club had a great time at the Hutt City open tournament earlier this month. The event was a lead-in to the national taekwondo tourna- ment, which is to be held at Te Rauparaha Arena on August 10 and 11. Titahi Bay's 14 fighters, aged 5 to 23, earned eight gold and six silver medals in the kyorugi (fighting division). The club also won gold for the highest jumping front kick and a trophy for the fight of the day. The Titahi Bay kyorugi results were: Tertius Jacobs, Vorayouth Ngaoluangraj, Kam Duang, Matthew Huang, Jadah Moore- Feu'u, Tyler Gilmore (all silver), Newton Sythong, Olivia Sythong, Josh Ngaoluangraj, Annaliese McMahon-Herewini, Lucy Peterson, Beau-Wehi Rei, Maia Masina, Pacey Hall, Vorayouth Ngaoluangraj (all gold), Tertius Jacobs (fight of the day trophy).
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