Access Coordinator - Waikato
CCS Disability Action
Hamilton, NZ
3d ago

Hours : Permanent / Part time - 15 hours per week.

CCS Disability Action's vision is to see every disabled person included in the life of their family and community.

We have been working with disabled people and their families since 1935 and are now at the forefront of service provision, advocacy and information sharing in disability sector New Zealand-wide.

Our people are professional, innovative, dedicated and knowledgeable. We hold ourselves to the highest possible ethical standards and are known for our partnership approach to support.

Job specific information

This role is to coordinate the branch response to the National Access Strategy, creating accessible and inclusive communities by affecting change to transport and built environments so that disabled people have access to the same opportunities as other New Zealanders.

You will do this by promoting knowledge and understanding of environmental access issues and rights of disabled people; resolving barriers to full community participation for disabled people and whanau / family and by monitoring the development of new and modified environments to ensure full compliance with relevant codes.

To succeed you will need an understanding of inclusion and the disability sector as well as an ability to :

  • Advocate and lobby appropriately within different settings;
  • Think laterally and with a solution focus;
  • Initiate projects, and to work independently and in collaboration;
  • Interpret legislation and policy, to research, analyse and respond, including the writing of submissions.
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