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Team Leaders – Live Life Disability Support

Job posted: 15/11/2022
Job closes: 11/12/2022

Company/Organisation Name:

Te Whatu Ora Nelson Marlborough

About the Company/Organisation

Ā mātou rōpū (About our team)

Live Life Disability Support is attached to Te Whatu Ora (Nelson Marlborough) formally NMDHB, however we are not a medical/clinical service. We are a community-based disability support service focused on quality-of-life outcomes and the Enabling Good Lives Principles.

Live Life Disability Support (formerly known as DSS) provide support to people who have disabilities to achieve their personal aspirations and choices. Live Life Disability provides support to over 250 people in a variety of residential and respite settings across the Nelson/Tasman and Marlborough regions.

In residential and respite environments 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.

How to Apply

For general enquiries please contact our recruitment team on or 03 546 1274

For role specific enquiries contact:

Colleen Dunn, Group Leader Bespoke and Emergency Placement at or Angela Andrews Group Leader Respite and Family Partnerships at

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Applications close Sunday, 11 December 2022 (unless filled prior).

Applications will be reviewed as received.

Job Description

Nelson Community

Two permanent, full-time positions:

  • Bespoke and Emergency Placements
  • Respite and Family Partnerships

Mission: Supporting people to live the best possible life

  • Bring your inspiring leadership skills to supporting people with a disability
  • Great opportunity to make a real difference

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

The full-time equivalent base salary for these positions is $56,739 (Level 4).

The full-time Bespoke and Emergency Placements position, working 80 hours a fortnight, attracts an additional annual allowance of $7,000 (for two houses).

The part-time Respite and Family Partnerships position, working 40 hours a fortnight, attracts an additional annual allowance of $4,000 (for a single house).

Both positions involve working with people who present with complex needs including brain injury, physical disability and/or ID. They may be adults, youth, or children.

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 roster will usually be 7AM to 3:30PM we work with flexibility over 7 days including afternoon and weekend work. Just as long as you work your 80 hours in the fortnight in negotiation with your Group Leader - our goal is to embed Enabling Good Lives in our daily practices. Dependent on the role you may be on roster, partially on roster or off roster but always available to be hands on when needed.

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 would be advantageous.

This role is classified by Immigration as ANZSCO 423111 and applicants for this position must be NZ or Australian Citizens, or have NZ Permanent Residency, or a valid NZ work visa.

You are required to provide proof that you have completed your primary course of NZ approved Covid-19 vaccinations (i.e. two vaccinations).

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.

He waka eke noa. We are all in this together.

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