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St John of God Hauora Trust is a leading provider of disability, youth and social services in Aotearoa, New Zealand. All caregivers are equally valued as key participants in our mission. The Caregivers who come together each day share a collective commitment to our values of manaakitanga (hospitality), aroha (compassion), whakaute (respect), tika (justice) and hiranga (excellence).

You will join a Mission driven organisation that respects diversity and the dignity of each person, where we foster a supportive environment to keep each other safe. We like to think about the holistic environment in which your working life or life in work takes place, or what we call our Total Rewards approach.

Feedback from caregivers who have worked with us

“This place has the right ingredients and nurturing for personal growth. There is almost a sense of tangible magic that all will turn fine. It is like a well-oiled machine, everyone contributes in little or big ways, seen and unseen. I am most indebted to the staff and residents and the managers are generally kind with their approach and you get the sense that you belong, and are appreciated.”

Isaia

Benefits at St John of God Hauora Trust

Remuneration

Competitive base salary and rate
Allowances and rates

Incentives

Onboarding incentive
Higher-duties allowance
Extra-duties allowance
Boost employee benefits discount scheme

Culture

Growth opportunities
Long service leave
Work-life balance
Flexible working arrangements

Our Services

Health and Ability Services

Our Health and Ability Services include two residential care facilities in Christchurch and Wellington and five community living homes in those districts. The organisation’s residential Model of Care known as My Life supports people to live and experience life. My Life coordinates care in a home-like environment, in which individual lifestyle planning is central to facilitating an enriching and fulfilling life. Along with comprehensive rehabilitation and therapy services, the service manages a comprehensive in-house and community activities programme.

Community, Youth and Child Services

Our Community, Youth and Child Services are delivered from St John of God Waipuna, supporting young people, their families and communities located in Canterbury. Our services at Waipuna include a range of support services for the provision of mental health, these services include: wellbeing counselling, support for young parents, adventure-based therapy services (for at risk youth and young people who have offended), as well as early education centre Little Owls Preschool.

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Meet Our People

Dan Eastwood
Manager Community Development

Dan Eastwood

My name is Dan Eastwood, I'm Manager of Community Development at St John of God Waipuna.

My name is Dan Eastwood, I'm Manager of Community Development at St John of God Waipuna.
Our team are committed to walking alongside the young people we support, connecting them into the community, helping them to feel connected. Our work aims to help the people we support to understand that Waipuna is a safe place for them to come and that even when this program finishes, they can continue to come back here and seek support if they want it. That's hugely important for us. How can we connect them into the community so they've got people around them that can support them, that can help them to realize where they want to go and, and what the possibilities are out there for them.
Shiva Kant
Chef

Shiva Kant

My name is Shiva and I am the head chef at St John of God Halswell.

My name is Shiva and I am the head chef at St John of God Halswell.

I am originally from India making the move to New Zealand 21 years ago, I love our clean, green, country and believe it’s the best place in the world to live! I come from a long career in the food industry, working in cafés, bakery’s, airline kitchens, and restaurants, but none of these have compared to caring and making delicious meals for our residents.

What I love about my role is the respect and care we have for each and every individual within our facility. We are a family here, and I enjoy working with like-minded people who support each other and share the same values. Food is so important to everyone, and it puts a smile on my face being able to serve dishes that supports the happy faces we see around the facility as well as happy tummies.

Margret Lovo
Nurse Unit Manager

Margret

My name is Margret I am the Nurse Unit Manager. I mostly work in the Mahu unit of St John of God Karori, which are the areas on the ground floor.

Malo e lelei, Ni Sa Bula Vinaka!
My name is Margret, I am of Tongan/Fijian decent, born and raised in Auckland.
I recently joined St John of God in July 2022 as a Nurse Unit Manager, having recently moved to Wellington from Auckland. I have a strong clinical nursing background having specialized in chronic long-term conditions, infectious diseases and specialist wound care.
What interested me about working here was its mission to continue the healing mission of Jesus. As a health practitioner I am passionate about holistic health - viewing a person as more than just a physical body and understanding that there are emotional, spiritual, mental and socio-economic factors that contribute to a person’s overall health and well-being. As a follower of Christ I have learned that the most important healing mission of Jesus was the inner human heart condition. The residents we work with have some of the most beautiful hearts and it is very rewarding being able to be a part of their life journey.
Amy - Support Worker
Support Worker

Amy

My name is Amy and I work in our Health and Ability Services team, working alongside the residents at St John of God Karori.

My name is Amy and I work in our Health and Ability Services team, working alongside the residents at St John of God Karori.
Thomas Pilgrim
Residential Services Manager

Thomas Pilgrim

My name is Thomas Pilgrim I am the Residential Services Manager at St John of God Karori that supports 40 people living with physical and neurological disability.

Kia ora my name is Thomas Pilgrim, I am the Residential Services Manager at St John of God Karori helping support 38 people living with physical and neurological disability & helping support another 12 more residents at Clouston Park.

I got into healthcare at the age of 18 working in a community home in Lower Hutt that housed four men living with a brain injury. This job was an eye opener and my passion for nursing quickly developed from there. I left that organisation as an Enrolled Nurse wanting to further my studies as a Registered Nurse.

Following three years of training at Whitieria, I qualified as a Registered Nurse and worked for six years at Manor Park Private Hospital, a dedicated psychogeriatric facility in the lower North Island. I finished my time there with an abundance of knowledge as Clinical Coordinator.

Over time I have developed a passion for working with people who have compromised autonomy and abilities. Taking on my role at St John of God Karori has been a great opportunity to develop my skills, as well as working alongside a cohort of residents I really enjoy supporting.

See Our Work in Action

Reintegration Team - Road to Motatapu

The Granada Centre - Transitional Rehabilitation

Audio Stories - Our People

Audio Stories - People we Support

Latest Updates

Our Locations

St John of God Halswell
Health and Ability Services

St John of God Halswell

St John of God Halswell is our 60-room residential care facility supporting people living with disability.

St John of God Halswell is our 60-room residential care facility in Christchurch. The facility is centrally located close to public transport, primary schools and The Landing shopping centre in Wigram.
The facility is a 10-minute drive from Westfield Riccarton and centrally located to both central city CBD and the Port Hills and Banks Peninsula.
Halswell is an established community with both a library and council service centre, as well as a pool operating in the summer months. The Halswell Community website (www.halswellcommunity.net.nz) is an active resource that connects community members with local activities, support and facilities.
St John of God Karori
Health and Ability Services

St John of God Karori

St John of God Karori is our 40-room residential care facility located in the central and leafy suburb of Karori.

St John of God Karori is our 40-room residential care facility located in the central and leafy suburb of Karori. The facility delivers residential care and support services for people living with physical and neurological disability.
Our team cover a wide range of roles ranging from Support Work and Nursing through to a range of Allied Health and non-clinical roles.
Karori is a suburb located at the western edge of the urban area of Wellington, New Zealand, 4 km from the city centre and is one of New Zealand's most populous suburbs. Karori is a thriving local community with a range of local retail and hospitality outlets as well as vibrant community markets.
St John of God Waipuna
Community, Youth and Child Services

St John of God Waipuna

St John of God Waipuna is our social and community services agency located in Christchurch East.

St John of God Waipuna is our social and community services agency located in Christchurch East. The facility is home to over 40 professionals and delivers a broad range of services for vulnerable young people and families.
The facility has a recently renovated kitchen and dining area that is a central focus of daily life with both colleagues and clients working at the facility. The site has a mix of individual client rooms and large meeting rooms for group work.
Our team includes a broad range of professionals including qualified Adventure Therapy professionals. Joining the team provides a range of opportunities to engage with our outdoor and adventure work either as part of your practice or on team days.
Joining us at Waipuna you will have access to Microsoft365 Business Premium tools (Office, Teams, SharePoint). Our Administration Team utilise a range of automation and productivity tools to help support how you work and collaborate.
St John of God Community Homes
Health and Ability Services

St John of God Community Homes

We operate five residential community living homes for people living with disability in Canterbury and Wellington.

We operate five residential community living homes for people living with disability in Canterbury and Wellington.
Our Community Homes teams enjoy a family atmosphere in which they provide invaluable living support to the residents living in our care. Residents living in our Community Homes have access to the broader Rehabilitation and Therapy team in Health and Ability Services as well as the transport and activities coordination that goes along with that broader team.
We operate two Community Homes in Addington, Christchurch as well as two in the Selwyn District located in Rolleston.
Christchurch Location
Location and Lifestyle

Living in Ōtautahi Christchurch

Ōtautahi Christchurch is a revitalised and vibrant city in the heart of Aotearoa New Zealand’s South Island.

Ōtautahi Christchurch is a revitalised city in the heart of Aotearoa New Zealand’s South Island.With new and exciting places to uncover, Ōtautahi Christchurch is your surprising urban centre.
Christchurch is home to a vibrant range of farmers and community markets in a range of locations and many recreational and cultural celebrations throughout the year. In the post-earthquake environment Christchurch has a number of new public facilities such as then Turanga Central Library, He Puna Taimoana pools in New Brighton and Te Pae Convention Centre.
The city is a gateway to a broad range of outdoor and adventure activities across regional Canterbury in places like Kaikoura, Hanmer Springs, Banks Peninsula as the Kura Tawhiti Castle Hill Basin.
Wellington Location
Location and Lifestyle

Living in Wellington

Famous for a vibrant creative culture fuelled by great food, wine, craft beer, coffee and events, Wellington is a cosmopolitan city with an energetic personality.

Famous for a vibrant creative culture fuelled by great food, wine, craft beer, coffee and events, Wellington is a cosmopolitan city with an energetic personality.
Wellingtonians top the charts when it comes to quality of life, and they think it’s a great place to live too for that matter.
The latest Nielsen Quality of Life survey shows 89 percent of those questioned perceive the Wellington region (Wellington city, Hutt Valley and Porirua) as a great place to live, and 89 percent rate their overall quality of life as “very good”.
Wellingtonians know their city is a super cool small city with a big heart - it’s so compact that 18,000 of the city’s residents walk or jog to work.
There are several options for tertiary education, including Massey University, Victoria University, University of Otago Medical School and Weltec Institute of Technology. Whitireia Community Polytechnic has a number of campuses, as does Te Wānanga o Aotearoa. There is also Te Wānanga o Raukawa, based in Otaki.

Our Shared Values

Manaakitanga Hospitality Value of St John of God Hauora Trust

Manaakitanga

Hospitality

Aroha Compassion Value of St John of God Hauora Trust

Aroha

Compassion

Whakaute Respect Value of St John of God Hauora Trust

Whakaute

Respect

Tika Justice Value of St John of God Hauora Trust

Tika

Justice

Hiranga Excellence Value of St John of God Hauora Trust

Hiranga

Excellence

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