Disability Support Worker

  • ettasupport
  • Newtown, Wellington, New Zealand
  • Apr 12, 2024
Part-Time Community Services

Job Description

Kia ora! Are you looking  for part-time mahi that will make a big difference? 

I am a freelance writer  and disabled community advocate looking for someone to join my small crew of disability support workers as soon as possible. 

My disability support crew provide a range of supports for me from intimate personal care to support with organisation and transport.  The crew work with me at  home and in my community  and are a valued and integral part of making sure my busy creative life run smoothly. I need folks who can quickly learn my   daily routine but also help me navigate access challenges that come up in new situations and environments I move in.  


I offer 

  • Practical and important work ideal for someone local to Newtown or nearby suburbs
  • An hourly rate at living wage or above 
  • A queer and trans friendly working environment 
  • Training and support provided 


The shifts: 

The key shifts I'm looking for are: 

Wednesday morning: 7.00-9-00am (usually fixed) 

Wednesday afternoon: 4-5.30pm (some flexibility required) 

Thursday morning: 7.30-9.30 am (usually fixed) 

Thursday afternoon: 4-5.30pm (some flexibility required) 

Friday afternoon: 4-5.30pm (some flexibility required)

Saturday afternoon: 4-5.30 pm (some flexibility required) 

Sunday morning: 8.30-10.30 am (usually fixed) 

Sunday afternoon: 4-5.30 pm (some flexibility required) 

This role is a guaranteed 13.5 hours per week but there will often be the ability to take on additional hours when I require extra support or to cover for other team members. Hours have potential to increase. 

Tasks include but are not limited to: 

  • Showering, dressing and intimate personal care 
  • Household tasks like cleaning and tidying in my room and shared spaces, dishes and laundry 
  • Food preparation 
  • Pet care 
  • Driving me to and from events or helping with journey planning
  • Administrative support managing time keeping, diary and booking travel  
  • Being in the background to support at events, meetings or social situations. 


You will be:  

  • Able to work respectfully in a private home with a queer-disabled person 
  • Organised,  reliable and committed 
  • Flexible 
  • Able to adapt and problem solve
  • A good listener and clear communicator 
  • Comfortable new situations 
  • Body positive  

You will have: 

  • NZ working rights 
  • A full clean driver's licence (I have a vehicle you will need to drive me in from time to time)
  • Competency with Google Drive and Word processing 
  • Administrative and organisation skills 
  • Some prior disability support experience or willingness to learn. 
  • Experience in arts environments and social justice work  is an advantage as these are my areas of work and the kinds of interesting environments you'll work with me in. 




Etta's Disability Support Crew

Job Summary

I am a freelance writer and disabled community advocate looking for someone to join my small crew of disability support workers as soon as possible.


$26-28.25 ph

How to apply

To enquire or apply please email: ettabollinger@gmail.com with a CV and cover letter.


Social Enterprise

Cause (Sustainable Development Goals)

Good Health and Wellbeing, Other