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Team Leader – Child Respite, Nelson

Job posted: 19/09/2023
Job closes: 23/10/2023

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Te Whatu Ora Nelson Marlborough

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About the Company/Organisation

Ā mātou rōpū (About our team)

Live Life Disability Support provide support to over 250 people, who have disabilities, to achieve their personal aspirations and choices in a variety of residential and respite settings across the Nelson/Tasman and Marlborough regions. We are a community-based disability support service focused on quality-of-life outcomes and the Enabling Good Lives Principles.

We support each person to manage their day to day lives in ways and at times that work for them. This could be anything from personal care, behaviour support to living the life in the community. The people we support have a wide range of abilities and we focus on enabling good lives by being inclusive and actively encouraging family and whanau input.

Job Description

Live Life Disability Support

Permanent, full-time position

Mission: Supporting people to live the best possible life

  • Do you like to connect with people?
  • Do you see the beauty and strength in diversity and cultural differences?
  • Do you have vision, courage, passion, confidence, commitment, and other qualities to be a leader who encourages innovation?
  • Can you communicate in a way that values and acknowledges the people we support, family, whanau, and your team?
  • And do you like a challenge as you do not like the mundane?

Ngā mōhiohio e pā ana ki ēnei mahi (About these positions)

We are looking to appoint a Team Leader to join our existing team in our new refurbished respite home in Nelson. You will work closely with whanau and local community organisations and professional agencies to provide short, medium, or emergency respite for children with unique and special needs. Harness your attentive support style to organize and sometimes participate in activities, or school holiday programmes, that inspire and create great memories. You will always be role modelling best practice, whilst ensuring the team can bring fun, engaging, and fit-for-purpose care, for our all too often marginalised tamariki.

You will be involved with ongoing service development that will allow you to use your expertise and skills. You will be an integral part of the team, providing support and leadership, as well as pro-active day-to-day support to enable the people you support to live safely and be actively involved in their community.

While your role will usually be off-roster weekdays, we work with flexibility over seven days including evening and weekend work if required. Our goal is to center the needs of the child and their whanau, requiring lots of communication, planning and flexibility. We are non-judgmental, reflective, and trauma informed always, and we embed the Enabling Good Lives principles into the important mahi that we do.

Ko wai he kaitono tōtika? (Who is an appropriate applicant?)

You will have inspiring leadership skills and a strong commitment to the principles of person-centred support. You will also hold a minimum NZ Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Level 4), or an equivalent health or disability related qualification as assessed by the Ministry of Health (see link below) and will have a sound knowledge of Person-Centred support as well as good time management skills. Experience working in the field of disability, youth social services would be advantageous.

This role is classified by Immigration as ANZSCO 423111 and applicants for this position must be eligible to work in New Zealand. The salary for this position is $58,760 plus an annual allowance of $7,000 in recognition of the respite workload.

Me pēhea ahau e tono ai? (How do I apply?)

For general enquiries please contact our recruitment team on or 03 5395746. For role specific enquiries contact Paul Brennan, Group Leader Respite at

Apply now, it's easy. Please complete our online application form.


Applications close: Wednesday, 18 October 2023 (unless filled prior). Applications will be reviewed as received, so we encourage you to apply early.

Te Whatu Ora strongly endorses Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

We believe that to achieve equity in health outcomes for Māori we need a workforce reflective of the population it serves. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who identify as Māori, and we recruit for cultural competence.

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