Vacancies

Handyperson / Van Driver / Gardener 

Do you like gardening, working with people, building, repairing things, driving and want to work part time? 

Do you:  

  • want to work locally in Onehunga? 
  • want to work with people with disabilities 
  • want to make a difference in people’s lives? 
  • know the difference between plants and weeds? 
  • like fixing things and they stay fixed? 
  • like to drive over Auckland? 
  • want a change in career? 
  • have a sense of humour? 
  • want to work part time 3 days a week and have school holidays off? 

Your typical day would be full of variety, people and activity.  Be ready to expect the unexpected. Your quick thinking, calm, mature and humorous approach will be put to good use.  Sometimes it may be rather busy, so we promise we will feed and water you. 

While each day is different, you will have some flexibility in whether you want a tan from working outside or keep warm and be creative inside with the next small building project.  Each day you may have some light gardening, handyperson duties and general maintenance jobs, with daily return trips out in the mobility van to pick up and drop off our valued clients and lunch with everyone in the Drop-In Centre. 

We are a Christian charitable trust but what you lack in a large monetary payment, you make up for in little extras. You have the luxury of a small workshop in the garage, a mountain to climb, and a Mercedes to drive on work days. Experience with people with disabilities is not necessary but a willingness to learn is a mustWhile we don’t expect you to walk on water, some experience with calming storms would be an advantage, seeing things before they happen. 

You have the rare and unique opportunity to join our team. You will need to be a good fit within our diverse team of amazing staff and volunteers. You must align with the special character of our Trust, have held a full NZ driving licence for at least 5 years, driven a large vehicle, be a NZ or Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident, and you will be required to undergo a police vet. 

If this appeals to you, please tell us in your cover letter a bit about yourself and why you would be a good fit within our organisation, and include a CV if you have one. 

Email lovetowork@elevatecdt.org.nz.  If you have any questions please call Kathie on 021119884209 or 096364763. 

Volunteer Opportunities

There are always opportunities to volunteer with us at our camps, branch meetings and events, Drop-In Centre programme, or the National Support Office. Contact us at the office 09 636 4763 for more information