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Nursing Support and Care WorkerAlternative titles

Kaiāwhina Tapuhi/Kaimahi Atawhai

This job is sometimes referred to as:

Home Aide
Hospital Orderly
Nurse Aide
Home Care Support Worker
Health Care Assistant

Nursing support and care workers provide assistance, support and care to people in a variety of health, welfare and community settings, and in their homes.

Contact us

Call us on 0800 222 733


Nursing support and care workers usually earn between

per year
Source: DHB/NZ Nurses Organisation Collective Agreement 2012 -2015.

How many people are doing this job?

Year 2012
Year 2011
Year 2010
Source: Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, '2003-2012 Occupation Data' (prepared for Careers New Zealand), 2012.

Job opportunities


Chances of getting a job as a nursing support and care worker are good due to increasing demand for their services.

Karen McIntyre and a colleague standing on either side of a hospital bed, tucking sheets in

Karen McIntyre and a colleague making a patient's bed

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Updated 28 Aug 2014