Job Description:
  • Are you a people person, able to build trusting and respectful relationships with whanau, disabled people and community groups?
  • Do you have a passion for supporting all people to be included in their community?
  • Do you enjoy the rewards that come with a challenge?

If you answered yes to these questions then we would like to talk to you!

We are looking for a Supported Living Service Coordinator to join our team based in Palmerston North.

You will be involved in the planning and delivery of support alongside the people supported by Community Connections/Te Hapori Tangata and their whanau.

You will also be managing a great team of staff, networking in the community, and working with other agencies.

You will be joining a great place to work with a supportive team environment and ongoing professional development. Applications are required to have a minimum of a level 4 qualification in Health and Wellbeing (or equivalent.) However, for the right person, this can be negotiated.

We encourage people with a good connection to local iwi and/or with a good knowledge of the social model of disability to apply. Acknowledgement and implementation of Aotearoa New Zealand’s bicultural partnership is essential in this role.

Your working day will be interesting and involve lots of networking and engagement with a range of stakeholders. You will preferably have some prior experience providing management and leadership to a team of staff. Leading and managing an exciting and innovative team of staff is a key component to this role. You will be involved with new projects and exciting changes in the development of supports.

This role requires a confident communicator who is able to manage multiple priorities. You will have well developed administration and computer skills and be able to demonstrate your attention to detail in this area. You will bring a skill set of experience and/or qualifications that equip you to undertake this role and you will be self – directed and able to think strategically about required outcomes.

As an employee of Community Connections you will be required to engage in ongoing professional development including our compulsory internal programme of learning. You will also receive ongoing support and supervision in your role.

Compensation for personal vehicle use is part of the negotiated salary package for this role.

If you think this opportunity suits you please submit your application, covering letter and CV via the ‘Apply for Job’ tab.

Community Connections – Te Hapori Awhina Tangata is committed to equal employment opportunities practices. These include hiring based on knowledge through lived experience, merit, fairness at work, flexible working options, and promotion based on talent. They relate to all aspects of employment including recruitment, pay and other rewards, career development, and work conditions.
To support, this Community Connections/Te Hapori Awhina Tangata is a member of the Equal Employment Opportunities Trust.

For enquiries about this role please contact Maureen Laphen, Service Manager, by email to maureen.laphen@ccslt.org.nz or phone 027 2088725 during business hours.

Applications must be received by Wednesday the 20 th March 2019 no later than 5.00pm, however, the advertisement may be extended.

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

 
 

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Community Connections provides 24 hour support to people to live in their own homes and in some situations residential 24/7 coverage. The position you are applying for may involve rostered shifts including early morning, evenings, nights and weekends
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Under the provisions of the Criminal Records (Clean Slate) Act 2004, you do not have to disclose details of criminal convictions if you meet all of the following criteria: No convictions within last 7 years AND You have never been sentenced to a custodial sentence AND You have never been ordered by a court, following a criminal case, to be detained in a hospital due to a mental condition AND You have no convictions for ‘specified offences’ under the Act AND You have never been indefinitely disqualified from driving.

Further information relevant to potential employment may be sought at any subsequent interview. All successful applicants will be required to complete Police vetting.

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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.