Geoff Resident in garden

Careers within Taradale Masonic Residential Home

The Napier District Trust employs a range of clinical care and support staff in our facilities including Coordinators, Registered Nurses, Health Care Assistants, Cooks, Kitchen Assistants, Cleaners and other support roles.  Our dedicated managers and administration staff complete our team to ensure superior 24 hour care is available for our residents.

Our staff are essential to the success or our organisation and training is vital in maintaining an excellent standard of care for our residents. The Trust supports all staff in the completion of ongoing professional development.

Registered Nurses

Registered Nurses specialising in the care for the elderly need to be experienced in the field of Geriatrics.  We employ both experienced nurses and new graduates who are new to nursing and aged care, this includes international and New Zealand trained nurses. Robust orientation programmes and ongoing professional development ensure our nurses are well supported and that we have an optimum skill mix within our team.

Health Care Assistants

Health Care Assistants are particularly special members of our staff as they have the closest contact with our residents. The care they provide is all about making a difference to residents daily lives and that of their family and friends.

The Trust supports and encourages Health Care Assistants to complete the applicable unit standards towards National Qualifications.

Diversional Therapy

Diversional Therapy staff are employed in our facilities and are an integral part of our team.  Our Diversional Therapists and activity staff provide support in ‘Restorative’ therapy working with physiotherapists to ensure residents are assisted in maintaining and improving their physical well being and design varied activities that improve our residents’ quality of life and help them feel empowered in their daily lives.

Support Roles

The Trust employs a large group of versatile support staff to perform a multitude of essential duties each day.  Laundry and cleaning staff, kitchen staff, gardeners and maintenance staff are all essential people on our team who contribute to the smooth running of our facilities to ensure we meet the care needs of our residents.