Job Description:

Welcome to Community Connections
We are a community based disability service which primarily offers a Supported Living service with some Residential Services as well.

We operate in the Greater Wellington region (Wellington, Hutt Valley, Porirua and Kapiti), The Manawatu (Palmerston North and Levin), Taranaki, the Bay of Plenty, and the Hawke’s Bay.

We have a strong commitment to a person-centred approach so people can live the life they choose within their own community.

We believe that, with support, people with disabilities can live the life they choose within the community of their choice.

We offer support to people who have a disability with the aim of providing them with the natural supports necessary to enable them to live in their own home, to connect with their community and to enjoy an independent, fulfilling life.

The 24/7 Service Coordinator is a new role created to manage the growth of 24/7 services in Taranaki. Please note these are not group homes but people supported in their own home.

The main responsibilities attached to this role are:

  • Developing and maintaining relationships with people we support, their families and key stakeholders
  • Ensuring the people supported are leading the lives they choose to live
  • Managing referrals and setting up new services
  • Recruitment, staff orientation, staff training and staff management
  • Maintaining professional relationships with funders, needs assessors, G.Ps etc.

We are seeking a person with the following experience and commitment:

  • A passion for working alongside people to achieve their personal goals
  • Experience in working with people who have a disability
  • IT competence
  • Rostering/timesheets and scheduling
  • Understanding performance management
  • Minimum Level 4 Health and Wellbeing (or equivalent) qualification
  • An understanding of bi-cultural practice in Aotearoa New Zealand
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills

Benefits

  • Flexible working options
  • Ongoing professional development
  • Supportive team environment
  • Making positive differences in people’s lives and in the community
  • Pay ranges between 55 – 70k annually depending on qualifications and experience

How to apply

Click on the “Apply for Job” tab, fill in the online form, and attach your CV and cover letter.

Please direct any enquiries about this role to Korozaan Fourie, korozaan.fourie@ccslt.org.nz or 021 751 394.

 
 

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I hereby acknowledge that subsequent to the Privacy Act 1993 I am providing personal information to Community Connections which may or may not be publicly available information, for the purposes of assessment for my prospective employment with Community Connections. I declare that the answers I have given to the Criminal & Traffic Offences questions are true and correct to the best of my knowledge. I understand that if Community Connections employs me and it is found that the information I have provided is untrue or misleading, I may face disciplinary action, which may result in the termination of my employment. I am aware that the intended recipients of this information are the Human Resources Department, the Management of Community Connections, the supervisors of the position for which I am applying and anyone else I may authorise disclosure to from time to time. I further confirm that the information I have provided as part of my application (including but not limited to the answers to the questions in this application, answers given at the interview and in my CV) is accurate, up to date, complete, relevant and not misleading. I understand that if the information I have provided is found to be misleading at any stage or that if any material fact is suppressed I may not be employed or that it would be grounds for Community Connections to dismiss me if I am employed (such conduct would be considered serious misconduct). I also understand that any false information given in section 5, the health portion of this form, may result in my loss of entitlement for any work related insurance compensation under the Injury Prevention, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2001.